Now that you have gotten some encouragement to become consistent, let us discuss where to start this fitness journey. There are some who love the gym. They love being around people as it encourages them to keep going. For others, after they have seen co-workers from 8:00 am to about 5:00 pm, the thought of going to the gym to be around more people is almost agonising.

Ultimately, choosing between working out at home or at the gym is solely up to the individual. If you are self motivated, you can workout at home without there being any major breaks. If you need to feed off the energy of others, then the gym will be a better fit for you. It also has to do with your goals or your involvement in a particular sport.

Let’s now compare the two


I prefer to workout at home, not that I would never go to the gym. I like both actually. But I can wake up early to workout, then prepare for work comfortably. It is very convenient for me and I reduce the cost to commute. Working out at home gives me the opportunity to be a bit more flexible with my time and my workout focus of the day. I can look at a video, follow a trainer’s chart or create my own routine for the day.

On the downside, it can be boring working out alone. When others are cheering you on, your adrenaline is increased, giving you that drive to push yourself. I miss the Hybrid Elites for this.

If you workout at home, share one tip that helps you to stay motivated.


If you do sign up with a good gym, you will have access to a variety of equipment, classes and appropriate facilities. There are so many gyms around Georgetown for you to choose from. I encourage you, if possible, to find a gym nearest to you and take advantage of the different classes. Try aerobics, cross-fit, weight lifting, kick-boxing, yoga and the list goes on. See what best works for you. This is what is great about subscribing to a gym, you get access to many different sessions at one cost.

Gym also helps you to build a community quite easily. You are all there for one fit goal or another but one thing that you all have in common is that you are sweating, either to become better at your sport or to become a better version of yourself. By being a part of such a community, you are motivated to workout as well. When you are having a down day, your people are there to lift you up.

The cons of gym would be the cost which includes gym fees and cost attached to commuting. Overcrowding should also be considered. If you are strapped for time, and just need to get in a quick workout, going to a crowded gym is a major turn off.


Gym gives you access to a variety of classes but can be a hassle considering the time it may take to travel along with the cost attached.

You can begin your fitness journey at home, but you will need a good support system to help you through. Consider what are your goals and if working out at home will allow you to achieve those goals

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