Myth of the Home Gym

mindset Sep 28, 2021
Best Bethlehem Personal Trainer

Everybody has a friend that's eternally starting some "new" diet or workout regimen.  

Problem is, your friend is rarely successful.  

That's because this newfangled solution is actually a rotten trick.  

Let me explain.  

Maybe your friend owns a fitness membership to some overcrowded health club, barely using the gym; however, when they do, the workout lacks intensity, progression, and overload...  

Think long-and-slow treadmill walking, a random spin class, or some minimal-effort bodyweight routine.  

It adds up to a POOR return-on-investment.   Wasted time.  

So, to avoid the crowds and "save" money, your friend purchases a home gym...  

😡... only to realize their basement is a low-energy environment to do the work required to build athletic strength and muscle.  

News Flash: Owning a home gym does not automatically guarantee success.  

Sharon and I are considered the best personal trainers near Allentown, PA and we operate a world-class strength-and-conditioning facility which serves Lehigh Valley residents.

But we also have a pretty sweet home gym.

Admittedly, my basement exercise room is responsible for some of my WORST workouts.  

But it's not your health-club membership or garage gym that's the problem.  

It's your habits.  

Generally speaking, many folks are “too busy” to train or prepare meals.  

Or follow the fundamental "habits of health" that practically guarantee success.  

But here’s a little mind-shift that will help you be more productive and manage your time better.  

It’s a straightforward way of thinking designed to elevate your focus, so you actually get stuff done.

Versus checking social media on an OCD loop.  

Habit #1: Dedicated Training Days/Times

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays… devote 45 minutes to structured and progressive training. 

Choose a dedicated early-morning time slot, like 4am, 5am, or 6am, and stick to the schedule. 

Set your alarm clock and get out of bed immediately when it rings.  

Unless you have a track record of DOING 208 progressive training sessions, at home, over the past year...'s probably better to exercise outside of your home.  

Go to a strength-and-conditioning facility, run by an experienced coach.  

This will greatly improve your accountability and your results.  

Habit #2: Prepare Meals Before Mealtime  

Bodyfat is burned in the kitchen.  

In other words, it’s nearly impossible to out-train a poor nutrition plan.  

Yet many folks falsely believe that you can, in fact, eat whatever you like, as long as you exercise.  

Sorry, but you must pay attention to your nutrition too.

On Sundays and Wednesdays… devote one hour per day to preparing your meals.  

Save time and order your groceries online.

Have them delivered directly into your refrigerator and kitchen pantry.  

Next you cook the meals, and portion them out into stainless-steel or glass single-serve containers.  

Now all you do is eat the meals at the appropriate times.  

(If you’re still unsure how to do this, take a free 14-day trial and I’ll help you.)  

There is one other thing.  

It has to do with creating a system of accountability so you actually stick to your plan.  

Habit #3: Get an Experienced Coach  

How many folks out there have been trying for YEARS to get healthy?  

Decades go by and they're STILL 10+ pounds overfat.  

Still sick and unhappy.   All because they are too stubborn, or too proud to heed this advice.  

Or, sadly, some spend on material things that aren't helping you get healthy.  

Remember there's no trailer hitch on a hearse.

In other words, you can't take your earthly possessions with you when it's time to go.  

Look, today is the day to change your future.

But you must take action.

Make a promise to train four days this week, batch-prep your meals, and hire a coach to manage everything and hold you accountable.

To your success,

Coach Joe



Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.

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