Working out at home is ideal if you have the right set up and if you don't get bored easily. I always felt like people were staring at me and judging my form at the gym. "Look how slow that girl is going on that elliptical!" I don't know if anyone really said those things about me, but it was real in my mind, so I started working out at home. It wasn't long before I realized how bored I was cycling on my stationary bike while staring at the wall. It is also very frustrating when I'm trying to do a workout DVD and my toddlers are hanging on my legs and jumping on my stomach. Not to mention, when nobody is "judging" your workout routine, it is easy to start slacking off. Bottom line, my opinion is that going to the gym allows you to focus on your workout and workout harder.