How To Pick A Gym.

28 Nov

Whether you are already into working out or just trying to get into the swing of things, where you choose to do the deed, indeed makes a difference. Before you pick, commit and sign up for a gym here are a few things you should consider…

How To Pick A Gym.

– First you must think about how much you are willing to pay/can afford to pay then look up the options in your area. ‘Your area’ should be no more than 15-20 minutes from work or home. There are lots of gyms cropping up these days so do your ground work here to find the best deal.

– Once you have your price point in mind it’s time to think about what is important to you. Are you into group fitness classes? Spinning? Yoga? Zumba? Or do you just want lots of free weights, barbells and cables?  Not all gyms offer everything so see if your options fit the bill and narrow them down to the next step.

– Time to tour. Hit the streets and take tours of the gyms that fit your criteria. See how long it take for you to get there, assess the parking situation and enter the joint. Most gyms offer a free pass for a couple of days, so if you wanted to wear work out clothes and just stay after you tour, that is always an option as well.

– While you are touring the gym, listen to the person guiding you, they are usually telling you important info about classes, memberships, what is included in the membership and if and when the gym gets crowded aka peak hours. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have. Also eye up the weights, machines, equipment and all  other offerings, while you are touring. Make sure there is ‘enough’ of what you are looking for.

– Keep in mind that a good gym is a safe gym, a well thought out space with enough room to work out without being in other people’s business. Even if a gym does not have the newest machines, it can still be a great gym. As long as nothing is broken you are good to go.

– If you are switching gyms be sure you tell the membership person at your new gym. Sometimes they offer better deals or price matching situations, $0 enrollment fee, etc.

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