Finding a gym membership that meets your needs and expectations can play a major role in your willingness to work out and for motivation to remain consistent.
There are more than 32,150 gyms and health clubs in the United States. Hence why choosing the right one can take a little doing.
Here are 6 must-know tips to make sure you choose the perfect gym the first time.
Ask for a FREE or COMPLIMENTARY Trial Period Membership
Find out if a gym offers free passes or complimentary VIP memberships. This is a great way to check out the gym before committing to a membership. Get a feel for the staff, other members, and the atmosphere of the space.
Take a tour of the gym. Check out the cleanliness, the equipment, classes and other amenities offered before signing up for a membership.
Check the culture. Some gyms don’t allow grunting in the weight room, or they’ve removed equipment for being “too intimidating.” If you like to get primal during your workouts, that may not be a fit for you. Try and figure out what the gym’s target demographic is. You want to be that target.
Meet The Personal Trainers. For beginners who have a lack of knowledge on health and fitness, the Personal Trainers act as a focal point to obtain that knowledge. Prior to signing up for a gym, it is best to ask lots of questions on the competency of their Personal Trainers. You should find out about their fitness background and certifications. It is also worth to note that upon signing up as a member, most gyms provide free Personal Training sessions with a Fitness Trainer. Do maximize this opportunity and discuss your fitness goals with the Fitness Trainer.
Look beyond the deals. When you’re weighing the costs of potential gyms, it can pay in the long run to sign up for the more expensive gym membership. Bargain gyms don’t offer amenities such as classes, daycare or additional support ( personal training) to reach your fitness goals. A gym membership is an investment in your health so try saving money elsewhere.
Double-check the contract. In 2016, the Better Business Bureau reported that fitness club complaints had ballooned 90 percent over the previous five years. Contracts were the number one source of complaints. Get all verbal promises in writing. Also, make sure you read the fine print.
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