For the stay at home moms and working moms getting to the gym can be a hassle. Between work meetings, school meeting and everyday chores the gym is the last thing we want to do at the end of the day.
We all know physical fitness is important to stay healthy. The question I will attempt to answer is how to fit a good quality workout into your busy schedule.
The Answer: A Home Fitness Gym.
Now I am not talking about going out and buying workout equipment or a treadmill. Although eventually you may decide it is necessary for you, but definitely it is not required.
I want to show you how to set up a quality home fitness gym, which will have great fitness programs to use. You will have to spend some money, but not thousands of dollars.
One item I really like are fitness balls. You know those big balls, which allow you to do ab workouts. Most fitness balls can be purchased for $20 to $50.
Miss the Camaraderie
The hardest part of setting up the home fitness gym is a having a proper atmosphere. At home you do not have all the people you see in an aerobics or biking class. The reason gyms are so popular is due to the camaraderie from other women at the class. When you miss a couple classes they ask where you have been and they missed you.
Working out at your own home fitness gym you do lose that camaraderie. How can we fix this element?
The best way I have found is the use of DVDs. There are thousands of fitness programs to purchase from as little as $10 to $70 or $80. The most important consideration is the person leading the workout video. I have found some to be a little too perky and annoying, sort of nails on a chalkboard personality.
Multiple Fitness DVDs
What I have done is bought one from a “workout guru” who has a number of different titles. The reason is simple. I get bored doing the same routine over and over again, but with I really like the person on the video. I solve this problem by purchasing their other workout DVDs.
The use of workout DVDs is a quick and easy way to set up a home fitness gym. All you need is the fitness ball and a fitness program on a DVD and you are ready to go.
Now The Hard Part
Here is the hard part. We still have to find the time to workout. Yes, time is still an issue because as we know kids and a husband have their own needs.
What I have done is carve out a 30 minutes in the morning after the kids go to school and before I have to go to work. It is a quick workout, but I do feel better once I am done.
Home Gym Will Save Time and Money
However, the 30-minute workout saves me the hour and a half I would spend at the gym. Oh, I forgot to mention this money saving tip. Since you no longer have to spend $50 a month for a gym membership this money can be used to set up a home fitness gym.
Use the $50 to buy new DVDs or other fitness equipment each month.
Creating your own home fitness gym is fun. You get to design the gym and workouts to meet your fitness needs. If you get bored just redesign the fitness program with different equipment and DVDs.
Now go set up your home fitness gym today!
Tina Danfield is a staff writer and resident fitness guru for [http://thefitnessoasis.com]. She is a working mom who tries to fit in home fitness into her busy schedule. Staying healthy is part of having a healthy family. Learn tips and ideas at The Fitness Oasis where you can find additional articles and home fitness products.