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#31 Old 10-26-2014, 07:22 PM
 
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I have used both and now prefer a home gym. I use the Total Gym which strengthens, stretches and builds endurance. I use it only 3 days a week but I don't own a vehicle so I am doing a lot of walking and cycling

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#32 Old 01-08-2015, 08:51 PM
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I work out at home every day using a combination of weight training and floor exercises (i.e. sit-ups/ push-ups)...

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The best workout is the one you will actually do. If you find it easier for you to work out at home, go on walks/runs, etc -- and you maintain it as a habit, do it. If you find that you are more motivated by attending a gym, then do that. From the sound of your post your doctors just want you to start moving more -- so start moving . Of course eating healthy as well, but when it comes to moving -- take it, literally, one step at a time.
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#34 Old 01-10-2015, 01:13 AM
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The best workout is the one you will actually do.
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#35 Old 02-20-2015, 12:04 PM
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80% of losing weight is diet. The other 18% is exercise and 2% is taking time to unwind, either take a nice hot bath, meditate, do yoga whatever works for you.

Personally I love home workouts more than gym, but I've did both, they each have their pros and cons. It all depends on your personality and schedule really. As for at home, you don't NEED a plethora of weights/resistance bands etc... it is possible to sculpt your body just by using your own weight. I do modify between that and using 2-5lb weights every now and again, though. So find what works for you .

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#36 Old 02-20-2015, 04:35 PM
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I have tried going to three different types of gyms, none of them felt right or were enjoyable for me! So I bought a few Jillian Michael's dvds from amazon....I guess she annoys a lot of people, I never watched her on TV so had no opinion about her either way. For $6 per dvd, I think they are good bang for the buck!
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I have the 30 day shred video workout from Jilian Michaels which I bought last year when I was unemployed and had nothing to do. I have always been 120 pounds and Im 5'7. Because of my sedentary life of being without a job all I did was watch TV so I was gaining weight. I did that video for a week and lost 5 pounds. for lack of motivation i stopped. then again i started on january 2nd of this year. I didnt weigh myself at the beginning but i did take measurements and i have lost inches or centimeters or whatever because my work pants that used to fit really tight are lose yay.
i hope i can get my 120 pound body back

oh and i started the insanity workout today, well the fit test which i almost failed. and when i say almost is i almost broke my leg while stretching... ironic. anyway. i just hope i can wear a nice bathing suit for summer... im not even going for a two piece ...
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I watched the Biggest Loser with Jillian Michaels and she was alright...

I agree a good diet/ exercise combination is important...Even if you ate certain foods sometimes that were a bit less healthy you could compensate by doing slightly more exercise that day...
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oh and i started the insanity workout today, well the fit test which i almost failed. and when i say almost is i almost broke my leg while stretching... ironic. anyway. i just hope i can wear a nice bathing suit for summer... im not even going for a two piece ...

The modifiers are best to be followed at first - you don't want to injure yourself either. Any movement is better than none and you will get there with persistence . Insanity is definitely not a beginner program, so just be gentle on yourself. The strength and speed build with time.
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I hate workout but now time has come i have to do this, bcoz my family doctors had suggested me to do some workout at home or join gym, i need to lose my body fats. I m already confused that what would be better for me playing with instruments in Gym or doing workout at home please advice me!
I think the best one is whichever one you'll stay consistent with! this varies by person. You can accomplish a lot with bodyweight alone.

But I agree with other posters that diet is key!
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#41 Old 05-10-2015, 01:38 AM
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I workout at home using:

- suspension bands
- pullup bar
- reflex bag

I love the gym and I love using weights, but I just don't have the time and when I do have time most other gym-goers would also have time so the places are packed and I end up wasting minutes just waiting on my turn. Haven't been a gym member in two years now and so far I'm keeping up with my friends who are, in some areas they exceed me (I haven't found a weight-less alternative to a killer deadlift for instance) and in some I'm either right with them or ahead of them (pullups pullups and more pullups).

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#42 Old 07-25-2015, 01:31 AM
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Try doing HIIT (look more into this on Gooogle or Yotube), if you want to lose weight quickly. EX: of an interval training program.

Run as fast as you can for 1 minute and rest for 1 minute (or 30 secs). Do this about 8-10 times. You can't do this right away if you are a beginner runner. It takes time.

Why is Gym better?

1.If you are a beginner for working out and you start to work out at the home for the first time, you might get discouraged and bored. But if you go to a gym, you will workout any way because that is why you are here.

2. You will learn about how to workout the correct way form the instructors. they will be able to correct you if you are wrong.


But.....

if you can't go to a gym for some reason.

1.Look into exercise motivation often to keep you going. Use music.

2. Make sure you have a mirror so you can correct your self (when lifting weights).

3.Tell someone to motivate you.

4. Watch a lot f Yotube videos and read articles on best home workout.

5.You do not NEED many instruments. there are many good body weight exercises out there. You can use a very few instruments if you want, at home.

Just watch a lot of youtube videos before you start if you are a beginner. Hope this helps
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#43 Old 07-25-2015, 01:32 AM
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If a perfect diet will get you there in 6 months, diet + exercise will get you there in 3 months. Besides who doesn't like to stay fit
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Depends how badly you want to lose weight.

If you really want to do it you can do it without purchasing a gym membership but if you struggle with motivation I strongly advise you join a gym. It becomes a routine to visit an environment where you know you're there to get fit.


Diet is a massive factor also, no point doing the exercise if you're going to eat junk food.
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#45 Old 07-31-2015, 11:21 AM
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Easier to stay motivated working out at a gym. Though if I had a room in my home just dedicated to workout equipment that'd probably be what I prefer.
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#46 Old 08-02-2015, 09:44 AM
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i do both. i do my squats at home. sometimes glute bridges, too, because the movement is so awkward and personal.
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#47 Old 10-28-2015, 10:42 PM
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You mentioned 3 options for fitness. All the options are important to stay fit. But if you want to workout at home, it is difficult to maintain regularity. In the gym, you can concentrate more. So my advice is that, go to the gym and lose weight quickly.
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I think a combination of both is best (even though I prefer working out at home). By going to the local Y, I'm learning things like the beginner's basics of yoga, so I can eventually use a yoga app I bought to do yoga at home. (Which will be great for when I can't make a class or my anxiety is really bad that day.) I am also going to start taking PiYo and possibly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu there. Plus, they have two pools, an indoor track, and various exercise machines. I think you should learn as much as you can at gyms and then learn to regularly do your workouts at home. If you want a variety of exercise machines though, you better have a lot of money or just go to the gym/your local Y.

Edit: Another bonus is that a lot of workouts you do at home, like yoga, can be done when you're staying at a hotel or a friend's/family member's house. (Preferably, you'd have your own room, someone you don't mind seeing you workout, or you're at a point by then that you feel comfortable with whoever sees.
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if your just planning on doing cardio than at home would work just fine. you can jog outside or buy a tread mill.
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I really don't do either, but I do exercise daily for an hour: I walk or do intervals of walking/jogging outside.
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In terms of working out I always go for home workout. I find it better for me in terms of the fact I can then feel more comfortable at home and relaxed and I can make the environment the way I want it. Also I find it a lot cheaper to purchase gym equipment if I am honest than to constantly pay for a gym membership as once you have the equipment you don't have to worry about paying for anything else.
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You hate what you suck at, that's most likely it. Find something you like. To me, riding pedals on all kinds of terrains is lots of fun. I really like pull ups and such, too. Or just climbing trees.

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I m already confused that what would be better for me playing with instruments in Gym or doing workout at home please advice me!
Better, they say. Try different stuff, feel them, see the results, observe them. Advice givers are not you, you're not them.

Why do you find experimenting so difficult? Is it because of nowadays google-effect from instant outer source problem solving?
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Diet is a massive factor also, no point doing the exercise if you're going to eat junk food.

Actually exercise is so good for you that you should do it regardless of diet. Good for your heart, your lungs, your bones, your brain... People who workout regularly are smarter, happier and healthier.
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Actually exercise is so good for you that you should do it regardless of diet. Good for your heart, your lungs, your bones, your brain... People who workout regularly are smarter, happier and healthier.
In terms of health and happiness yes, but for reaching fitness goals (building muscle/losing weight etc) diet is very important.
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If you are running 4 or more times a week, then foam rolling is essential as your IT Band will get very tight and eventually lead to injury.
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I prefer GYM of course. Because I have an intention to go there regularly on a fixed time. But at home I can not this continuously.
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#57 Old 03-16-2017, 05:04 AM
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You should go to the gym , that's because you are sitting at home everyday that's why you should go out and be in public place for a while. Second If you decide it to go to gym 4 times a week then you must stick to this, don't skip it. Third- I was working out at home ( 5 days) but after few weeks I said to myself " I will skip training today and go for shopping" don't do this , don't skip it. I belive I'm more lazy when I'm at home.


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I prefer to attend the gym, but a few months ago I had an injury so I had to quit my trainings there. Now I attend the physiotherapists at Eden Physio who use a traditional Chinese medicine to treat the body injuries.Want to return to my regular trainings at the gym after my recovery. Home workout is not for me unfortunately.

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My home is right here, the gym is somewhere else.
No one plays loud off-key hip hop or howls like an animal in my home.
If I want advice, bad or good, my home has youtube.
Invest money in a gym and it vanishes, invest money in home equipment and it stays [sure, bands may wear out but who wears out free weights!?]
A gym has an impressive variety of machines and weights but a limited selection enforces learning of a wider variety of techniques.
I'll stick with home workouts for now.
The one down side is its quite unlikely for a random stranger to walk into my house, pick up weights, and end up becoming my friend- lol
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I do both. From April to October I also ride my bike to the gym and workout almost every day. I limit driving a vehicle.

At home I have a workout space in my basement and lift weights, do calisthenics and stretching and yoga. I have an old treadmill but don't use it too often as the floor on it is too slippery. I walk outside when it isn't ridiculously cold and full of snow and ice. And cycle of course. At the gym I also work the weight machines, do some free weights, and use the cardio machines such as the elliptical, stair climber, rowing machine, treadmill. They have a large studio where I stretch and sometimes dance when no one is around. I used to be a dancer years ago. I still do ballet exercises. I can still pull off a nice arabesque and loads of grand plies (works as well as squats) and get a few stares now and then lol.

My husband and I like to snowshoe, canoe and canoe camp, mountain bike, hike/geocache, bird watch etc on weekends. At work I walk on my fifteen minute breaks.

I like the gym because I have made friends there I can chat with while stretching and we can push each other and give feedback. I sometimes watch more experienced people doing some weight exercises and learn from them. I have more choices of weights and more space and I like the rowing machine. I go about 6:15 to 7:45 am five days a week and it is relatively quiet. In January and February it picks up quite a bit but then goes back to the regulars and quiet again. At home I feel less self conscious and can take more time without the extra commute. It is also there on days when we have blizzards and I can't get to the gym.

The old gym I used to go to years ago had a swimming pool and whirlpool that I miss as the new one doesn't (my place of work changed and the new gym is only a half mile from my work). But the new gym is smaller, more intimate, and quieter. There is a lot more floor space for free weights and I feel less intimidated working out among the guys as they just seem nicer and more accepting there than the elitists at the other gym. I also wear my vegan fitness t shirt and a few other vegan shirts to the gym and have had some great conversations with others about plant based eating.
I still do all the things I mentioned in my old post here above, but am now a member of the YMCA gym. There is a HUGE dance studio/barre in there, that is open so that there is a track that runs around the outside perimeter. The studio floor is wooden and has a spring to it. At least two or three times a week I go there and have the entire studio to myself and dance my heart out. I wear an mp3 player and do dance improvisation (classical ballet, modern, artistic, NOT hip hop lol). I also do barre exercises and across the floor ballet and modern technique exercises. All my dance training is coming back to me, and I LOVE the huge space to move. I could never find that at home. In summer however, there are several parks around my neighborhood with large open fields that I can dance in, but I can't spin and turn and spiral on grass like I can a wooden floor. The plus side is I can do more floor work more freely on grass.

At the YMCA I have a fan following now lol. People have noticed my dancing and I get compliments and sometimes a small audience, which makes me feel good. It helps me overcome my self consciousness about my body. I have gotten to where I don't really care what others think of my dancing, because I am no longer training for a dance career and not trying to please a teacher. It is pure pleasure. Sure I do try to improve technically and artistically, but it's really more about expression and joy than anything else. When I have open space, and good music, that is all I need to block out anything around me and just move and create movement and shapes to beautiful music like Philip Glass, and Chopin, and Chris Isaac, or African drum music, or new age stuff. Bring visual life to it. So yeah, my basement, outside, and the gym are all my playground.
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