How To Choose a Gym That’s Right For Your Weight Loss
There are several characteristics that make up a great gym. I’ll go over some of the basics to help you make the decision that’s best for you!
1. Location – This is one of the most important factors. You’re not going to be motivated to go to the gym if you have to drive far away to get there. A rule I follow is that if the gym is more than 10 minutes away, stay away from it.
2. Price – Just as important is how much you will be paying for the gym membership. There are tons of combinations the gym/club may offer depending on what it has. Sometimes it can be overwhelming when talking to a sales representative because they can bombard you with information.
Do your best to process all of the information and don’t be afraid to ask them questions. Talk to different gyms and see how their prices compare to make sure it’s a fair price.
3. Atmosphere – A good gym is one that has an environment that is comfortable for you. If you find that the gym is too intimidating or just plain annoying due to too much “grunting” to the point where you can’t even hear the music from your headphones, then that gym probably isn’t for you. Just be honest with yourself when determining what type of gym atmosphere you want.
4. Equipment – Sounds obvious but just make sure the gym has what you need! Most big gyms/clubs all have the same major equipment but it never hurts to double check. Also, if you are interested in something that isn’t mainstream (tire flipping for example) check to see if they have one — you’d be surprised how many major gym chains carry these. Same thing goes for a pool, spa, etc.
Using these quick tips will help you pick a gym that fits your needs and will help your adherence to your workout program.