Every year you vow to get in shape, but for some reason, you never follow through. Although you obtain a gym membership, you never go to the gym because even though you have the time, you are too tired or you have painful memories of how sore you were after your first (and maybe only) workout. So, due to the membership contract, the gym keeps drafting $40 charges each month. You are allowed to cancel at any time, but you don’t because you are sure you’re going back to the gym!
So now what? You could forget about it and training clients become a permanent fixture on the sofa, or you could realize it’s not you, it is the very industry itself. Fitness clubs are business enterprises, and they want to turn a profit. If you are one of those super-motivated individuals, health fitness clubs have tons of great (and not-so-great) gym equipment. For the majority of people, the idea is to get them to spend a lot and yet not come to the facility. After all, the gym equipment and the space for it are not free.
You are probably wondering how these super motivated people get to this level? The more success you see the more you will be motivated and the more confident you will become. You can begin this in your home; a gym can be set up in most any room of your house. It is important not to go overboard when just beginning and only get what you need and do a little each day.
I have tried a home gym, you say. I purchased gym equipment, that big cable and pulley thing that now is used as a clothes rack (that started out looking like a torture device, maybe one of those racks that stretch you.) I bought that bike too, with the big fan for the front wheel that sends me lurching up and down with the moving handle bars. Makes a great towel rack though.
Forget buying the expensive and unnecessary fitness equipment, however. Just get what you need to start. Start with simple strength-building exercises, but use good form so you don’t injure yourself. You might want to get a strong duffel bag and 50 pounds of sand from the store. Divide it into 5 pound bags, and secure the bags strongly. Use these as weights, either for repetitions or a set amount of time. It’s cheap, depending on how much money you fork over for your duffel bag.