Here is a quick run down of how far my gym is from my house, the fuel cost, government depreciation to your vehicle, and gym membership. What this doesn't include is the time it takes to travel. I think you will find this quite shocking. I did.
4.58 miles one way
9.16 miles round trip.
4 days a week- 36.64 miles
5 days a week- 45.8 miles
4 days a week at $4.00 a gallon with truck- $8.62
4 days a week at $3.60 a gallon with BMW- $6.59
5 days a week at $4.00 a gallon with truck- $10.77
5 days a week at $3.60 a gallon with BMW- $8.24
gas for my truck plus membership for both my wife and I
gas for BMW if you go to the gym 20 days a month.
x 12 months
$395.64 a year.
Depreciation per government rate $0.55/mile
gas for both vehicles if drove separately, government depreciation, and memberships
$1373.48. That is including the $500 a year I get through my work benefits for a wellness package.
This is for the guy who said home gyms are more expensive than commercial. The way I see it is if you have the room it is way more practical for a home gym. If you spend the same amount of money you do for a yearly membership somewhere and put that money towards equipment instead, in about three years you will have a damn nice setup. I will have the same amount of money invested in pro style dumbbells, 500 lbs of Ivanko plates, Ivanko barbell, Ivanko curl bar and a rack that im building that will be similar to Rogue's R6 and the Elite Collegiate rack than I will for a membership for one year.
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