Workout from home!

Not ‘feeling it’ from the gym membership? Workout from home!

I have a confession to make. I truly dislike going to the gym.

The funny thing is that I used to be a gym rat. I knew my way around the place, I got involved in several classes and it never bothered me how much time I spent there. The more the better, I always thought.

The gym was the only place where I thought I could get a killer workout.

So what changed? Obviously, I didn’t stop working out. I simply found a more efficient way to do it… work out from home. For some, there will always be something special about going to the gym, but for others, not so much. To those people I say all is not lost.

Think about some of the things home workouts can do for you.

  1. No travel time — even if you live close to a gym, that can be 30 minutes down the drain if you count finding a parking space. You could have spent that time having a protein shake or starting your warmup.  A workout from home has a 3 minute travel time, lace up shoes, push play and BAM, mission accomplished!
  2. Waiting for machines — Talk about annoying. The gym is always packed. Have you ever felt like you spent more time standing around waiting at the gym than you did actually putting in the work? I did.
  3. Less distractions — take it from a momma of three wild kids, there are more distractions at the gym.  If and when the kids distract me at home, I get them involved to workout at home and help burn some energy at the same time.  Win win!
  4. Money savings — Gym memberships can be pricey, especially if the whole family is going with you. For those of you who love statistics, I’ll have some here in a second.
  5. Total time spent — You can complete a killer workout in 30 minutes from home.

1homegympicNow for some statistics. According to a study done in April 2015 on, the average monthly cost of a gym membership is $58. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but over time it adds up. The study goes on to state that the amount of gym membership money per month that goes to waste from under utilization is $39. A person who has a gym membership will only go to the gym an average of twice per week, and 67 percent of people with gym memberships never use them, per the same study.

Why is this? For some, it may be that life is simply getting in the way. It’s too time consuming. But for a lot of people, not making it to the gym has to do with the overwhelming fear they have with going to the gym. This is a real issue and the self-doubt is heartbreaking … I’m too fat to be here, Is that person judging me?That girl over there, I’m not as pretty or fit as she is. How do I even use this equipment?

To those people I say this: You are awesome, and don’t let anything stand in the way of a better YOU. If you absolutely must go to the gym, bring a friend with you, read a book on the treadmill, put your earphones on and listen to that amazing playlist of yours. Do anything you can, just stay active.

But I also urge you again to think about home workouts. {I can help you select the RIGHT ones basked on your goals, likes, etc.- Let’s chat TODAY!}

I took my two boys to a new gym in town because it was something they wanted to try out. While I was there, I did one of the kickboxing classes. It was a great workout, but in the back of my mind I kept thinking I could have got just as good — and probably better — workout from home.

I’m really not joking on the killer workout at home part. One quick look at my website and you’ll find everything from bodyweight cardio, flexibility sessions and total body workouts. There’s something for every need. Once you give it a try, you’ll find the workouts are fast-paced, fun and will leave you standing in a pool of your own sweat five minutes in.

My husband & I, is absolutely sold on them. We get up every morning to get our workout in together. One of our kids happens to be an early riser, and ends up working out with us. As you will see from some of the pictures and videos, our dog Jojo is even part of the fun.

Before we know it, we’re done and we can start getting ready for work or whatever else we have going on.

So if you think about it, what exactly are you losing by not going to the gym? According to the statistics, it sounds like most of you aren’t going there anyway.

Let me be your virtual coach! I’ll encourage you every step of the way. You won’t be disappointed.

*Gym membership statistics used in this blog were published online at as part of a study completed in April 2015. Sources used in that research were International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, Mint, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Club Industry and Club Manager Central.


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