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9 Reasons Why Working Out at Home is Better Than the Gym

by David Samra

Why Working Out at Home is Better than the Gym

If you work out at home, the thought of germ-infested elliptical machines and icy winter roads to the gym make your living room workout bliss that much better. Here are nine reasons why your home gym is where it’s at this season. This great article from Amanda Meixner was originally posted on The Team Beachbody Blog which you can find here.

1. You Never Have to Face the Cold
All warm and cozy in your house? Good thing your gym is 10 feet in front of you.
Winter Wonderland Stay Inside

2. Gym Schedules Don’t Dictate Your Routine
Gym closed because of a snowstorm? Shaun T is still waiting for you in your living room, shouting, “Let’s GOOOO!” You won’t have to miss a chance to “dig deeper”.
You Can Do It Shaun T

3. You Don’t Have to Care How You Look
Rocking polka dot leggings with a striped sports bra? Haven’t brushed your hair? Does it matter? Nope. (Unless you’re going to take an Instagram selfie later…then you might wanna do a booger check.)
It doesn't matter how you look when you work out

4. The Germs Are Your Own
With flu season in full swing, it’s an absolute blessing that you don’t have to worry whether the super-sweaty guy in the bro tank wiped down the treadmill. Instead, you get to swim in your own sweat and worry about cleaning it up after The Chew.

5. Results and Recovery Are as Far Away as the Kitchen
There’s nothing worse than when you’ve just finished an intense workout and have to wait an hour or more to down your favorite post-workout fuel. Lucky for you, your Recovery Formula is a just a hop, step, and skip away.
Results and Recovery Are as Far as the Kitchen.

6. Make Any Weird Grunts or Faces You Want
Worried about those noises you make when you’re pushing yourself to the limit? Don’t sweat it! Go ahead, let out a triumphant yell every time you finish a superset.
Make as many faces as you want when you work out

7. You Can Literally Roll Out of Bed and Push Play
There’s no better feeling than rolling out of bed and starting your workout five minutes after your E&E has kicked in.

8. Your Personal Trainer and Cast Members Become Your New Best Friends and Workout Buddies
Whenever Tony tells you to “Bring It,” Shaun T tells you to “Dig Deeper,” or Sagi tells you to “Beast UP!” you most certainly do. The trainers always say the right things to get you to push harder.
P90X Back Flys

9. When You’re Done, You can Sprawl Out On the Floor and Catch Your Breath.
Whether it’s 25 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour-long workout, when it’s over, you get to sprawl out in all your glory, no need to worry about whether or not the floor is gross or who might step on you.

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