Finding a gym that meets your needs and desires will play a major role in your ability to work out and for encouragement to stay active when it comes to making exercise a part of your routine. Take a tour of the gym using this list as a guide to what to look for, inquire, and hope from a facility before you commit to a lengthy membership.
A 45 minute workout plus 30 minutes per day to and from the gym doesn’t sound like a recipe for success. Think about when you’re going to workout, so find a near-home facility or your work site. If going to the gym is a hassle, then missing a workout would probably become the first reason.
- Opening Hours
If you intend to workout before work but the gym doors won’t open until 9 a.m., it won’t do you a lot of good. Considering evening, weekend, and holiday hours that could disrupt your workout schedule, is also important. Look out for gyms that gives you the best corporate gym membership offers.
- Equipment and Classes
Are you looking for a specific group fitness class or do you prefer a certain type of equipment? Tour the facility and ask to see the equipment and classes being offered. Follow up by assessing the quality of the equipment and instructors available. Also, pick up a copy of the class schedule to be sure you are able to attend classes when they are being offered.
Do you like swimming or Basketball pick-up? If yes, check out swimming pool and basketball courts for standard and availability. Other considerations may include fields outside, parking, child care and locker rooms.
- Free Trial
Last but maybe most importantly, ask for one or two weeks of access to the facility before committing to joining. This will give you the chance to get a feel for the workers, other members and the space environment.
Once you’ve visited the facility, asked all the important questions and given a trial run to the venue, you can be comfortable in the gym you’re choosing.