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Exercising at the gym versus home: Which one is better?

No one needs to join a gym to exercise regularly. As many of the exercises we’ve selected for our workouts attest, your body offers the cheapest equipment available. A small investment in additionalequipment—such as hand weights, resistance tubing, and a stability ball—greatly expands your exercise options. Gyms do have advantages, though. Monthly fees are a big incentive to exercise. Classes offer companionship, a chance to learn proper technique, and opportunities to challenge your body…

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