You know why people make excuses? Whenever the mind figures out that it needs to do something different than the routine, it is filled with doubts, fears and apprehensions, which in turn culminate into excuses.
If you are excusing yourself from buying home fitness equipment, you are not alone.
However, you need to understand that excuses won’t take you anywhere. I can give you a variety of reasons why you should buy exercise equipment, but unless you really go and buy the equipment (or use some in a gym) and do that damn workout, you are neither going to lose weight or build the strong toned body that you wish for.
Why People Don’t Buy Home Fitness Equipment
1. Lack of company and loneliness of working out: There are many people who quickly get bored of workouts if they have to exercise all alone, day after day.
Lots of people prefer to hit the gym simply because there is some company for them. However, you don’t need to workout alone even if you use home fitness equipment or machines.
Convince your family about the importance of fitness, then buy a couple of extra pieces of fitness equipment for your other family members. This way, you won’t have to workout alone and at the same time, it would help keep the rest of your family fit and healthy.
Another way is to let your family play their favorite sports while you workout in the background.
For example, if your family members are interested in table tennis, pick up a ping pong table. On the other hand, if foosball is fun for them, you can buy them a foosball table instead.
2. Insufficient space: Are you worried about space for setting up the fitness equipment at home or storing it for later use? If the former is the case, then it might be a valid reason for not buying the equipment.
People living in small apartments barely have any space left after installing tables, beds and large couches; if that is the case with you, you either need to get rid of the couch and setup your fitness equipment in its place, or forget about buying home-based equipment.
If however, you have enough space for setting up the fitness equipment at home but are worried about where to store it after the workout session is over, there is good news for you.
Most home fitness equipment manufacturers today understand the needs and demands of regular people. They know that not everyone who buys a fitness equipment lives in a giant house and everyone has different areas to put equipment.
Modern exercise machines are becoming more and more portable and compact than before, so as to make it easier for you to store them after use.
Most fitness machines can be folded and tucked away safely at a corner of your house after you are done with them. As such, you don’t need to worry about it.
3. Lack of professional guidance: Many people’s excuse from buying fitness equipment is because they feel they won’t be able to make proper use of it without a trainer or proper instruction. While this is a true and valid issue, it is also true that if your workout routine begins at early dawn or late night, you are not going to get a fitness trainer who would be at your beck and call.
So your best option is the internet. Of course you can get info from this blog or from so many Youtube videos out there that no question will go unanswered. Sometimes the problem though is just too much information and not knowing which stranger to trust.
You may or may not be aware of it, but these days you can get custom workout and diet plans tailor-made to your needs and home fitness equipment, all for a small monthly fee.
If you subscribe to any such program, you would get professional guidance not only on fitness but also diet and nutrition; let’s face it, every one knows how important dieting is in the pursuit of weight loss.