When it comes to exercise, it can seem like there is an endless amount of fitness options out there for you to choose from. With the growing popularity of people seeking to get fit, new gyms and products are popping up each day.

Let’s identify and break down some of those options so that we can figure out what might work best for you.

At Home Programs/Products – Pros:

  1. Convenience – These programs thrive on offering convenience for their customers. One of the main benefits of these products/services is that they can do them at home, in front of your TV, at your own pace. If the weather is bad or you are crunched for time, you will still have the opportunity to get a quick session of activity in.
  2. Minimal to No Equipment Needed – Many of these exercise programs tend to be based off of using your bodyweight as the main form of resistance. If you are a beginner, it offers you a fairly safe way to be introduced to some of the basic movements like the pull up, push up, squat, lunge, or press.
  3. Low Cost – You do not need to pay any monthly fees or expensive sign up charges, no contracts need to be signed, and once you purchase the program it is yours for as long as you decide to keep it. Some programs offer additional products or inclusive groups for a fee but are not usually mandatory during your initial purchase.

At Home Programs/Products – Cons:

  1. No Accountability – Convenience can quickly become your worst enemy with these types of products. Since you can start and stop these programs from your home at any time, it is very easy to procrastinate or find other excuses to put exercise on the back burner. Building good habits with time management) are crucial for these types of programs to generate positive results.
  2. False Claims/Unrealistic resultsBE WARNED! Some products can be very gimmicky and advertise false claims or over exaggerated results. Pay close attention to any fine print and be wary of any services trying to charge you for additional stuff. While some physiques might be achieved through program/products, the reality is in order to achieve some of those amazing results you see advertised you are going to need a lot more than just 20 min for 4 weeks of body weight exercises.
  3. Little to no Guidance – Pretty basic here. If you have a question or want to know more about why or how to do a movement, you’re going to have to figure it out yourself. Thankfully the internet is awesome and there are plenty of ways to get your questions answered.

 

 

This is part of a series of articles that were written to help you get in shape. If you have and suggestions on something you’d like to see added let us know. Don’t forget to like and share this article if you found it helpful!

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