Do you really enjoy going to the gym every day? Be honest when you answer that question. Personally I do not really enjoy it. It gets to be a pain when you go on a regular basis. It's just another thing on my to do list that I try to squeeze into my already busy day. One answer to that problem is buying your own gym equipment. There are lots of advantages to owning your own exercise machines. You have access to them anytime you please. You can work out on your schedule not the gyms. Convenience can make all of the difference between working out and not doing anything. Owning the equipment makes things simpler and will actually encourage you to exercise since the stuff is right there in your home.
Some of the personal reasons I prefer owning my own gym equipment is because I hate to drive to the local gym. It is time consuming and I have to change clothes when I get there. This can be a waste of time for me. Then there is the price of gas. You probably never figured gas into the price of belonging to a gym did you.
Another thing that others me is sharing the workout machines. It seems like there is always somebody already on the machine I want to use. These are all reasons I think it is a better investment of both my time and money to own my own workout equipment.
If you spend time on the Internet then you can find plenty of deals on gym equipment if you look around. The important thing is to get started though whether you workout at home or with a gym membership.