Written by Victoria Purcell

Why you should cancel your gym membership and train at home

Juggling work, family commitments and social gatherings often means that fitness takes a back seat, so it’s easy to understand why home gym equipment sales are on the rise.

For many people, a gym membership can be money down the drain as life gets in the way of a regular training regime. Here are three reasons why cancelling your gym membership and training at home is a good idea…

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1. Save money

The cost of a gym membership adds up over time and we often don’t get the full benefit of what we’re paying for. When you train at home, you can choose key pieces to suit your budget, needs and preferences, which means a great investment. Once you have what you need, you can add to your personal collection as and when you want to, rather than pay out on a monthly basis to pay for an unused membership. There are fantastic fitness equipment options to suit all budgets, as well as plenty of functional pieces that can really complement all training programmes, such as resistance bands, kettlebells, dumbbells and medicine balls.

2. Save time

A major stumbling block for a lot of gym-goers is the distance. Missing occasional sessions because you’re too tired to travel there can quickly become a slippery slope. With home gym equipment – or even just an exercise bike in your living room – this barrier is removed completely! Instead, you can use this time to get the most out of your workout, and you’ll feel better knowing you haven’t skipped a session.

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The Schwinn IC8 Indoor Cycle is available from Fitness Superstore

3. You don’t need loads of space

Not everyone has the luxury of lots of space. And even if you do, you might not want to dedicate it to fitness. Fitness equipment for the home continues to evolve to make it more and more practical for using in smaller spaces. Foldaway treadmills, rowing machines, compact multi-gyms and adjustable dumbbells (which provide you with many weights in a single pair of dumbbells) are just a few examples of excellent space-efficient options.

Want to try home gym equipment for yourself before you buy? Just pop in to one of Fitness Superstore’s 12 UK branches, or visit fitness-superstore.co.uk. Who knows, in six months’ time you may wonder how you ever got by without your own fitness equipment at home!