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  • Clinton Walker III

    If you really plan it out, you can piece together a good home gym to accomplish most of your goals. It is an investment that will pay off if you know how to pick the right equipment according to your goals. Gyms are good for the bigger more expensive equipment the average person can't afford.

  • Will2Lose

    For the most part gym suck. But there are a few "mom and pop" gyms that are great. Don't rule them all out.

  • Jim Mendoza

    I've decided to cancel my gym membership. It a 24/7 bare bones gym, all weights and cardio. No classes or anything like that. But I've found it's been inundated by bros and their ilk, milling about talking about nothing in their uniform: backwards baseball cap, tank top, track pants, and bad tattoos. Not worth the twenty bucks a month.

  • Holly Seddon

    I agree it's great to workout in the fresh air. But for me, this misses another point about the gym. If I go to the gym, as in put my stuff on, leave my house, rock up at the gym, then I'm there and there's nothing else for it but to get on with it. If I'm not in the mood or I'm tired and I've really had to drag myself out, when I'm there, I WILL work out and I will get into it. If I'm at home, it's so much easier to do all the other home stuff instead. I agree with getting out and running in the open air, but when that's not feasible/safe, I'd always choose a gym over home workout because the latter - for me at least - simply won't happen.

  • Anita H

    I think this article misses what is the main point of gyms: the social support and interaction. When you're sweating in a room with 20 other people --gay, straight, whatever--it motivates you to keep going. And the teachers in the free classes that come with most memberships help keep you from getting hurt. So what if you don't use your membership as much as you thought you would? Anything that motivates you to be even a little healthier is good. I don't like running in the snow or working out in front of my TV. I like to relax at home, not remember all the crunches I'm not doing each time I glance at my living room rug.