Joining a gym can be one of the greatest decisions that you will ever make for your health. You are gaining so many advantages. You will look better and feel better. But getting yourself to commit to exercise each day is a difficult habit to get into. Joining a gym has some motivational factors that have the edge on working out at home.
You are paying for your membership and nobody likes to waste money. When you see that charge on your bank statement, you are far more likely to stay on target with your fitness goals that if you were working out at home.
Joining a gym can give you motivation to improve your body. When you look around a gym, chances are you will see people with bodies in better shape and worse shape than yours is. When you see what results you can have from joining a gym, you are more likely to stay motivated to your goals.
Joining a gym can give you other inspiration, as well. Most gyms are set up in such a way that you feel motivated to work out. There may be motivational music playing and probably an employee available to answer any questions you may have and offer helpful suggestions.
You can use the time at the gym as social time, as well. Try to find a buddy to work out with. This gives you a workout partner to help you stay accountable as well as lets you get some friend time in as well.
Sometimes it is easier to make joining a gym part of your daily routine than working out at home. It is easy to put off working out at home but if you hold a gym membership then you know you have to work with the hours they are open or build your routine around it in other ways.
There is an interesting article on reasons you should join a gym over at Rx Fitness Lady.