I lost a ton of weight on an exercise bike at home. The reason it worked for me is because I got changed, went downstairs, worked out for an hour and was done. A gym membership would be horrible for me because I would probably lose interest and motivation half-way through me getting ready to go. <br />
I only have so much time. Having the machine at home really helped.
If you are not exercising now, then neither of these things will help. Go for walks or runs. If you like the workout, then spend the money.
If it's difficult to be motivated by exercising at home or by going on walks/runs, then go for the gym membership and check with your medical insurance provider to see if they provide discounts on gym membership.
The only piece of equipment I have that has stood the test of time is a simple bench.<br />
Other pieces that have been purchased and either re-sold or junked are:<br />
- treadmill<br />
- Total Gym<br />
- Elliptical<br />
- rower<br />
- stability bar<br />
So, it does depend on the equipment. But, finding a "cheap" gym is a better option (in my opinion)
Neither one is a good investment if they are not used.
It is much harder to hide an entire gym under your bed...
For me, it was getting my own equipment.
gym membership better u have instructor, u meet friends , and u can save too seeing people there that already had great body more inspired u to work out more...;)
if you dont use either one...then why waste your money on them...you have to motivate yourself.....dicipline is the key.....invest in that....first..
Gym membership. Equipment depreciates. With a membership, you can save yourself from that and from the maintenance. You also get try a variety of equipment.
A gym membership is better
Depends: Some people need a place to get up and go to and other people prefer the privacy of their own home.<br />
It's the level of discipline, I suppose
If you buy a decent non-gimicky piece of machinery and combine it with the right floor excercises then it can be a much better investment than a gym membership.