how many people here train at home vs the gym? i feel much of the gym is a waste of time for me. Trainng at home is convenient for me in many ways. Im interested in training for strength and fitness. Therefore i feel all workouts must be practical and meet individuals needs. I do the powerlifts plus other things for strength in my bedroom and run round my local playing field for fitness. This makes most of the gym obsolete to me. umpteen machines are always inferior to free weights and have little if any absolute strength value.
As for treadmills why would anyone use them instead of running outside which is cheaper, practical has more variables and the run is more enjoyable because you have more things to see hear feel etc.
You also dont have any distractions or have to wait to use things although i guess a lot of people go for the social aspect of the gym which i understand too.