Is going to the gym good?
This is a good question, and one I got asked recently. In this article I want to shed light on if going to the gym is good, and what an alternate option could look like.
Going to the gym can be good…for some people. However, for others, going to the gym may not be so great.
If a person is new to working out, the gym can be a terrifying place.
Also, if you have a crazy busy life schedule, it could be extremely hard to carve out those few extra hours each week to go crush a workout.
So, the short answer is “it depends”.
PROs of going to the gym
CONs of going to the gym
An alternative solution to the gym
Don’t get me wrong, the gym is a great place, but it may not be the best option for everybody— especially when life gets busy and going to the gym simply may not fit into your schedule.
So, what can you do?
To give yourself an alternative to the gym I suggest becoming a master of the basic bodyweight exercises:
The above list is just the tip of the bodyweight exercise iceberg.
However, if you become a master of bodyweight exercises, you’ll never be without a gym— because your body becomes your gym.
So, if you can make it to the gym regularly, great. Keep doing that.
However, for those times when “life happens” and you can’t make it to the gym, bodyweight workouts are a great way to fill in the gaps, and allow you to keep moving the progress needle forward.
In closing, going to the gym is great. It offers a lot of benefits, and I definitely recommend going there.
However, it may not be the best option for everyone at all times. Like we said, if the gym seems like a terrifying place, and/or life is keeping you extremely busy, it’s good to have an alternate option in your playbook.
Becoming a master of bodyweight exercises is that alternate option. Learning to harness the power of these type of exercises allows you to create freedom to workout wherever, and whenever you desire; regardless if that is at the gym, or not.