Admittedly I am a self proclaimed health nut, I am addicted to fitness and an all around gym rat. Needless to say, when I was searching for today’s new advertiser, I came across iTrain and thought this is a perfect way to start the blog beginning with the letter I!
Now, I myself look forward to getting up early and hitting the gym 5-6 times a week, but I am quite aware that I am a minority. The majority of my friends would rather sleep in and completely dread going to overcrowded,overpriced fitness centers at any time of day let alone the crack of dawn!
I myself have a much harder time motivating myself to workout in the comfort of my own home although I there have been various occasions when I turn my bedroom into a workout room and get my heart pumping with a few squats, push ups, etc.
According to the American Psychological Association the main reason why people don’t start exercise programs is due to time and feelings of insecurity. Traveling to the gym takes time out of the day and for many, is inconvenient. Additionally, many people are worried about what they look like in front of others.
Fitness training at home is, ultimately, all about convenience and for many its a relief not having to hassle with waiting your turn to squeeze out a quick set on the exercise equipment or machines, and not having to feel intimidated by the super fit, and sometimes oversized gym freaks looking to size you up. The nice thing about working out at home is you don’t have to worry about what you are wearing, you could exercise in your underwear if you want!
Ultimately, adhering to a fitness program is all about motivation. I personally like to eat and go out with friends. My rationale is that if I work out hard a few times a week I can afford to indulge in the (not-so) finer things in life — eating bread, sneaking a bit of chocolate here and there , having an extra glass of wine….
Being lazy is definitely easier, but just taking 15 minutes out of the day to exercise can do more for your body than one might think. Exercising stretches and contracts your muscles while stimulates breathing, improving your blood circulation and lung function.
Exercise eventually becomes habit forming. If you are anything like me, not exercising for a day or two will drive you nuts and cause you to feel guilty. Consider that to be newly found motivation and inspiration.
Get all the benefits of using iTrain to exercise at home: Not only is it convenient, you don’t have to drive anywhere, get dressed up, you have your own private shower and everything you need from workouts to instruction is available through the excellent programs, PDF’s and videos on iTrain.
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