Myth of the Home Gym

mindset Sep 18, 2022
Myth of the Home Gym

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.  

Myth of the Home Gym

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 four 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: Create a winning mindset

A positive mindset is critical to achieve any goal.

There will be high and low points on your journey; however, it is crucial to keep a happy attitude no matter what obstacle comes your way.

Always visualize yourself as a success.

If a negative thought creeps in, snuff it out immediately with a with a positive one.

Never think of yourself as failing and never doubt yourself.

Be prepared for challenges, knowing that you will often encounter hardships on your journey.

You can always overcome adversity, even if it requires you to go up, over, or charge straight through the problem.

Habit #2: Schedule your workouts

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, it's probably better to exercise somewhere else.  

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

This will greatly improve your accountability and your results.  

Habit #3: Batch-prepare meals ahead of time 

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 a few hours to preparing your weekly 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 heat and eat the meals at the appropriate times.  

If you’re still unsure how to do this, follow this paint-by-numbers meal-prep system and I’ll even pay for your first two weeks.  

Habit #4: Hire an experienced coach  

There is one other thing and it may be the most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to re-building your body.

Successful folks create a system of accountability so you actually stick to your plan.  

So many people, especially over the age of 40, have been trying for years to get healthy.  

Perhaps you're still carrying around ten or more pounds of unwanted fat.  

Maybe you continue to feel frustrated with your body because your current fitness-and-nutrition habits are not working.

But when it comes to your health, there is no room for pride or stubbornness.

Tell your ego to shush and simply follow the proven habits of health.

Ditch the things that aren't helping you get healthy, like mindless consumption.  

You can't take your earthly possessions with you when it's time to go.  

In other words, there's no trailer hitch on a hearse.

Today is a brand-new opportunity to change the trajectory of your future.

But you must take imperfect action.

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

😊 I may know somebody who can help you out.

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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