So you are planning to join a gym but do you know how to pick the perfect gym for your needs amongst the many and varied gyms out there? Most of the people face difficulties in prioritizing the all the important considerations and they get very easily swayed by a good sales-person at the front desk of the gym. You should not do the same mistake while choosing a right gym for yourself. You must make a checklist for yourself so that you can make the perfect decision. Don’t forget to visit a number of gyms before selecting a gym finally.
You must find a gym that’s easy to get to. If it takes too long to reach at the gym, you are less likely to use it as you should do (normally at least 3 days in a week). Find a gym that’s is in your walking distance so that you can easily avoid all the traffic and transport related hassles. If you are driving a car, make sure the gym offers you a free parking place. Registering as a member in a gym that’s near your home or workplace could be a perfect deal for you. Try to get an accurate journey time before registering for a particular gym.
The vital question that you need to ask yourself-”what’s my goal?” Choose a gym that offers you the best in class equipment to achieve your goals. If your objective is to build muscles, make sure the gym provides you with ample amount of free weights (dumbbells and barbells, cable crossovers, benches with both flat and incline options, squat racks). If you are more into yoga and stretching exercises, you need to choose a gym that has a yoga studio and plenty of space for the stretching exercises.
Thoroughly check out the entire layout of the gym. Does it feel self-boosting? Does it have enough space? Do they offer right kind of equipment for your needs? If you find all the answers yes, you can consider to join the gym.
The first people you will see is the staff at the gym’s reception. Are they welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly? Yes, these things really matter especially if you are going to interact with them every time you hit the gym door.
The next thing that you need to consider are the gym instructor and personal trainers. Make sure the gym instructors and personal trainers are available, attentive and encouraging. Talk to them directly about the way they will train you.
Shower and Changing Rooms:
This is exactly where most of the gyms let themselves down badly. Most of the gyms provide changing rooms that are small sized with narrow lockers where you may struggle to fit your belonging into. When you are checking out a gym, don’t forget to check the shower and locker room, rather than giving a small glance around.
Now, you might have gotten a rough idea about the things that you must check before taking the membership in a gym.