Anyone workout at home?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Many Gyms are expensive for sure… all that “fine print”

BUT not them all.

Check to see if their is a Y in your area.  They usually are cheaper, and also offer a “sliding scale” for Membership as well.  If you qualify, you can pay a lot less than most other gyms.

As for home…

I have a Mat, Exercise Ball, Dumb Bells and an Exercise Bike (upright)

I’d like a decent Treadmill & a Recumbant Bike, but for now I make do.

Need to decide in 2014, if I am going to spring for better Equipment or a Gym Membership (unfortunately there is no Y in my area currently… so I’d be looking at a Full Price Annual / Charged Monthly Membership too)


Post # 4
3733 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Daizy914:  I run and my strategy is simple– I run home from work. I wantvto go home and I don’t give myself the option to go home and sink into the couch.  For DVDs, before work is easier for me than after work.  If I have to do it after work, I’m not allowed in the kitchen until I work out. I’ll get hungry enough to move eventually.


Good luck!

Post # 5
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Daizy914:  I have that exact problem with coming home and sitting down. Once it sit, its over. Plus, we live on the second floor and the DVD I like has tons of jumping and I dont want to piss off the people below us. Our apartment complex has a gym area but its always completely empty and kind of dark and that freaks me out so its a no. I do run and it works really well… but running cant be the only workout so I’m kind of stuck. I’m going to follow this thread to see what other bees say…


Post # 6
56 posts
Worker bee

I have had the same problem. It is hard to be motivated to work out when your already in your comfy clothes and on the couch! To stay motivated, I put reminders on my iphone. I have a reminder app called CARROT, and it really helps keep me in check. Also I varied my workout each day. Some days I would do zumba, then yoga and strength training then do straight cardio in my workout room doing the elliptical and treadmill. Also, I splurged and brought cute workout clothes ;). It may seem silly, but after spending so much money on them I was like there’s no way in hell I’m not putting these to use lol!

Post # 8
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @Daizy914:  Lol, 2 Miles isn’t far unless you are walking to and fro.  The savings might still be worth it.  I’d check into it.


Post # 10
1785 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@This Time Round:  Oh man, the Y here is $90/mo. We just can’t afford it! I got a Kinect for Christmas so I’m hoping Dance Central and Zumba will be helping.


Post # 11
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I work out at home – I finally quit my gym membership because it was 100 bucks a month!  Now I stash that money into a fitness equipment fund and use it to buy workout DVDs and weights or whatever.


i have found that I need a dedicated space – not something I have to setup every time I want to use it.  So, I carved out a corner of the basement for my stuff.  When our new house is finished in March, I’m getting a whole room to turn into a gym.  Most importantly, it has to be a space you want to spend time in.


i don’t really struggle with motivation, but I do struggle with making time.  I sometimes feel guilty doing things for myself because it means I’m missing out on spending time with my family.  Here is my suggestion for you – when you come home, don’t put on Pjs!  Put on your workout clothes instead.  What I’m wearing almost always decides if I’m working out or not.


if I don’t feel motivated, I turn on Pandora Radio’s dance cardio station.  That fixes me right up. 🙂

Post # 12
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @springbride23:  $ 90 for a single or a couple ???

Either way that is A LOT of money for a Y Membership !!

I looked up the Ys in Eastern Ontario… and even the ones in the largest City (Ottawa) charge about $ 45 a month for an Adult ($ 33 for a Student) and under $ 75 for a Couple

Smaller Cities in Eastern Ontario are charging a tad more… but even then less than $ 90 for a Couple

And that is for a Regular Membership… if you qualify for a Sliding Scale Membership it would be even less

By comparisson… independent Gyms like Goodlife can be well over $ 50 a month per Adult.  And they don’t have half the services (like no pools, hot tubs etc)


Post # 15
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What is your work schedule like? I used to work 9-5 and found that when I got home from work around 6, my motivation level to work out was NONEXISTENT. So I started working out in the morning instead. It sucked at first, but you really get used to it. Plus, when you have the machines you want at home, it’s much easier to motivate — you don’t even have to go outside! 

Now I work 8-4, so I get home early enough in the evening that I can work out after work instead of before. I get home from work and immediately go change into workout clothes. I feel like a major asshole if I’m walking around in a sports bra and bandanna but don’t actually follow through on working out at least a little bit 🙂

Post # 16
954 posts
Busy bee

I use a stationary bike at home. I love to read, so I’ll read for an hour while I’m on the bike, to pass the time.

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