Fitness as Unique as You
Picking the right gym for you
You’re unique. There’s only one of you in the whole world. What you look for in a gym may evolve as you do, but it must fit your needs from one day to the next and be able to adapt depending on your moods, interests, and seasons.
Unlike you, gyms are a dime a dozen in the 815. Finding one that fits your every desire and in which you feel comfortable is key. If you join a gym where you are uncomfortable or feel intimidated, you will more than likely quit and give up. Therefore it is important to really feel at home with whichever gym you choose.
So think about what you want in a club. Are you strictly there to lift weights? Do you want to take aerobics classes? Are you looking for a variety of cardio equipment? Are you wanting HIIT classes? Do you want all of these things under one roof or do you want to drive to a half-dozen studios over the course of each week?
Let’s go over some basics of choosing a gym that fits you.
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHILE VISITING A GYM
+ What are the hours of operation? Can you come and go as you see fit or are you limited to workouts at specific times of the day?
+ When are the busiest times of the day? Is any equipment at a premium during these times?
+ How much does the membership cost? What does it cost to get started?
+ What are the billing cycles or can you pay it all up front for a discount?
+ Are the trainers and instructors certified?
+ Is the gym equipped and staff trained for medical emergencies?
+ Is the club staffed at all times?
+ Are there any extra fees involved or are all the services included in the price?
+ Do you get shown how to use the equipment for free or is it fee-based?
+ Do they offer any FDA-approved body composition testing or something similar?
+ How often is the club cleaned professionally?
+ Can you try out the professional services before you commit (personal or group training)?