During this blog I am going to discuss the best place or places for you to workout.
I guess some of the big questions here are: Where should you workout?
Where will you get the best results?
Where do you need to workout?
Places You Can Workout:
Factors to take into account:
Where and what you have available to you.
This is something that you may or may not have control over, what you have available to you now may be the only option that you have. Or you may be able to change what is available to you, for example you may be able to get a gym membership, personal training, go to a class or buy some exercise equipment. This does not matter necessarily, as you can workout with no equipment, at home or outside. Or you can go to a specific location as mentioned before. If you want to move more, for fitness and/or strength you will be able to make any of those locations work. You just need to utilise what you have available to you.
Where you are most likely to workout.
It is also important to consider what is currently appealing to you. For some the idea of going to a gym or exercise class fills them with dread. It may not be the best place to start. Looking at how you can increase you fitness, strength and confidence may be more easily achieve at home. Some people prefer a class environment or at least working out with someone else. For many this accountability takes the pressure off themselves and also gives some responsibility for their friend whom they would not want to let down and are therefore more likely to partake in the planned exercise regime.
For others the joy in exercise is the opportunity for solitude, some quiet time to themselves where they can immerse themselves in the activity at hand.
There is no right answer, again, it's about what works for you, is appealing and makes you carry out the planned movement.
What your goals are.
The nature of your goal can play a big part in which place is the best for you to workout. For certain goals there may be some prerequisites that mean at least at some stage you will need to be in a particular environment.
If you have a simple overall goal of moving more, there are few limits to this, it really can be done anywhere at anytime. You just need to start!
If you want to take part in some form of body building via lifting weights, you will need either access to a gym or you could get the appropriate equipment to be able to do that style of training at home. Equipment rather than location is more important, although you may find it easier to do it in a fully equip gym.
Group environments are fairly easy to find, within gym memberships, classes at local halls in the heart of the community. It could also be as simple as meeting up with a friend in the park or going for a walk.
Think about the equipment you need for the goal and establish which way you can best access it, this may or may not be dependent on a location.
So The Best Place To Workout Is...
The truth is, there is not the BEST place to workout, but the place that you are most likely to go to, most likely to carry out the exercise and is most suitable for the goals that you have.
This may be the gym, outside, a class, personal training, or at home or a mixture of several at different times of year.
What is your best workout location/environment?
Has it changed over time?
I started my journey by joining a small independent gym but how I exercise as evolved over the years and can change depending on goals and desires at the time. I enjoy different places for different things and I think it is great to experiment and try new places. Some you may like, some you may not, others you may come back to at a later date, it can even be dependent on the weather and time of year!
I'd love to hear your favourite places to workout (and have they changed!?)
Until the next time...
Vicki is a Personal Trainer, and Online Coach with the aim of helping others achieve their health and fitness goals via training and habit building for a healthier lifestyle, for life.