Maybe part of your renew you plan for the New Year is to work out and get into shape with a gym membership. However, before you do that, you might consider if a gym membership is the best way for you to get back into shape. Maybe your employment is already filled with daily physical labor, or you have a workout facility in your office park that you can use for free and never do. Even better you live in a decent climate that facilitates walking or running in a great outdoors park.
So the first thing on your agenda would be to make sure that a gym membership is right for you. There are alternatives before you waste your money. If you decide that a gym membership is right for you, here are a few tips you can look for.
If you are going to spend the money and invest your time, then it would be prudent for you to list all of the “must haves” in a gym membership. For example, if one of your items it the ability to swim laps, then any gym without a pool is now off the list. Is aerobic training high on the list, then the weight training equipment is a nicety, not a necessity. Possibly the reverse of this is true. Make your list, answer why it is important to you and then be firm on getting what you want in your gym membership.
The other issue to consider is the location of the gym relative to your home or office or even commute. The harder it is to get there, the less likely you will be consistent in your daily or weekly workout commitment.Nothing like a big traffic jam after work on your way to the gym to discourage you from working out that day!
Next will be to do some research on the gym! Check out your friends experience through social media. Although an important part of the research, do not accept the gyms own advertisements, Website or even their glamor show on a visit. Check out their own Facebook page, Twitter accounts to see what actual users are saying. In fact, ask them if they have a test drive week, two week or monthly membership. One of the best ways is to see if the membership committee is only a monthly contract.
Lastly, you need to get down deep into the details. How clean is the gym really? Take the time to look at some not so obvious places like the corners and under the equipment for dust and other signs of poor housekeeping. Are the locker rooms and especially the showers clean or do they have buildup on the shower walls?
How about the overall friendliness of the workers and the clientele when you visit? What about the intimidating people who show no respect for those who are not in as good of shape as them? What is their attitude in general toward all gym goers? These are important considerations.
Once you have at least accomplished the above simple tasks, then you are ready to sign up to that gym and have the best workout year of your life. For an extra energy boost, look into Herbal Balance supplements. Enjoy!