If you're not prepared, choosing the right gym could be difficult. Many gyms will require that you sign a long-term contract. This contract will keep you financially obligated even if your attendance is canceled. This post will help you make the right choice before you commit to joining a gym.
First, consider the cost. Do you have a monthly contract or an obligation to stay for at least one year? Compare the gyms as if shopping for a car. The gym with the best amenities at the lowest price is the one you should choose. Consider whether or not you will use the extra amenities that are usually more expensive.
Next, consider whether the gym is comfortable for you. Take a look around the gym. Pay attention to who is there. Do you feel more at home in a mixed environment? Or would you prefer a men's-only or women-only environment? Is it welcoming? Is the staff friendly? Before you commit to a long-term contract, make sure the staff is friendly.
Convenience is another important consideration. Is it convenient for you to visit the gym? You are less likely to go to the gym if it is farther away than you are. Traffic is a problem? Is it convenient enough to get a workout in during lunch?
You don't want to think about how busy the gym gets. To avoid peak hours, you can visit the gym on Friday nights or weekends. What is the wait time for the machines? It will be difficult to keep your commitment if you are constantly waiting for the machine.
Most gyms will offer a free trial period before making you sign a contract. Those are the best gyms to think about joining. Stay far away from the gyms that use high-pressure sales tactics without any free trials. The bottom line is, make sure you are comfortable with the gym before you commit to a long-term contract.