With the fitness craze and obsession doing the rounds, finding the right gym to suit your pocket and meet your fitness goals is a difficult task. Gym memberships are exorbitant and many of them offer services that you really do not need.
If you are looking for fat loss and basic muscle toning, a reasonably popular gym that is visited by the mainstream population will be able to help you with your needs. Here are some ways to choose the right gym for you.
How To Find A GYM That Is Right For You
The GYM Environment
Scrutinize and visit all the gyms in your locality. If you are lucky, there should be at least 2-3 gyms in a 3km radius from your house. Make it a point to visit these gyms. Have a word with the receptionist to show you around the facility. Have a look at the equipment, machines, exercise programmes and strength training programmes that the gym offers.
The equipment should be at par with the latest international standards. See whether they are serviced and are working properly. If the equipment is out of order, it speaks volumes about the gym’s attention to equipment servicing. You also should have comfortable access to the equipment. The gym should not be too crowded.
Facilities For Sauna And Lockers
Since the gym you will be frequenting will be chocker block full, you will need a private locker where you can store your belongings. If you wish to use the sauna, the gym should cater for a good sauna facility.
The Staff And The Trainers
You must interact repeatedly with the staff and the trainers provided by the gym. Are they polite, approachable and friendly? Are they interested and involved with their jobs? All these are crucial questions that you need to answer for yourself. The trainers should be polite, excited and keen on giving you personal attention.
Not getting personal attention in the gym can put a dampener on your fitness goals. Your trainers should also be willing to answer all your fitness related questions. Check the staff’s credentials. Also, see whether they have a nutritionist on the panel who can advise you on the correct nutritional plan while you are training in the gym.
Check out the people visiting the gym. Many cities in our country are catering for all-women gyms. If you are uncomfortable with unisex gyms, look out for one, which exclusively caters for women. The people visiting the gym should make you feel positive and vibrant. The other gym members can inspire you towards your fitness goals so make sure there are people in the gym you feel you can relate to.
The GYM Proximity
The gym should not be far from where you stay. It should be not more than a couple of kilometres. You should be able to walk it down if the need arises. Decide on the time that you are going to work out. Your gym work out time should not get affected by the commuting distance especially if you decide to work out during an office break.
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