6 Amazing Benefits of Working Out at Home

By | 2018-05-03T17:27:44+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Home is where the heart is, but did you know it’s also one of the best places to exercise to work out your heart? Home workouts offer many benefits that are hard to find in a gym setting. Best of all, exercising at home can be just as effective (or even more effective) than working out at the gym. Here are just a few reasons to sweat it out in your living room.

You’ll Have Fewer Excuses

Purchasing appropriate gym attire, driving to the gym, finding a parking spot, planning a workout… these are all common reasons to skip today’s workout. Fitness professionals call these factors “barriers to exercise.” Home exercise naturally eliminates many of these barriers, which can help you stick to your workout routine.

You’ll Feel More Confident

Feeling embarrassed or anxious at the gym is a very common barrier to exercise that can be avoided by working out at home. Let’s face it, going to the gym can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to exercise! Working out at home can be a great way to get started. You don’t have to worry about what you’re wearing or how you look. All you have to do is focus on being a healthier, happier you!

You’ll Save Time

Exercising at home is a great timesaver. No more commuting to the gym or waiting for your favorite piece of equipment to become available. Just log onto VHPGO app and get moving!

You can access VHPGO’s media library for great fitness content 24/7!

You’ll Save Money

Forget about paying monthly gym dues or class fees, exercising at home is a budget-friendly way to get active. All you need is some basic equipment! You can participate in VHPGO’s classes with just supportive footwear, a non-slip exercise mat and a chair. Adding on a resistance band and dumbbells (3, 5, and 8 pounds) will build your strength in no time.

You’ll Enjoy Some “You” Time

While working out with a buddy can be fun, we all need some alone time. Exercising at home provides solitude and time to unwind. Focusing on your own health and fitness goals is an invigorating way to start or end your day!

VHPG offers many types of fitness classes for all levels so you can find a workout that’s perfect for you!

You’ll Get a Great Workout

Home workouts can be even more effective than gym workouts, especially with VHPGO! Our live and archived classes utilize a variety of movements to improve your fitness level and challenge your body in different ways. Plus, you’ll never get bored!

For unparalleled fitness support at home, simply log onto the VHPGO platform from your smartphone or computer! You can register for live fitness classes, check out our media library of hundreds of fitness videos, ask a question, or schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our Virtual Fitness Specialists. We’re here to help you reach your fitness goals, whether you’re in the gym or the comfort of your own living room.

About the Author:

As a former overweight teenager, Meghan discovered the transformative power of good nutrition and exercise. In a quest to help others transform their lives, Meghan earned an MS in Applied Nutrition from Northeastern University and a dual-certification from the American Council on Exercise in personal training and group fitness instruction. In addition to writing, Meghan teaches virtual fitness classes and provides 1-on-1 training sessions via VHPGO. Meghan resides in Charlottesville, VA and loves spending time with her husband, infant daughter, and toy poodle.