It’s almost 2015 and one way to kick start your summer body goals is to join the gym. You know what they say: summer bodies are made in the winter. Plus, you know you want the Iggy Azalea booty by summer 2015. Nonetheless, making a year-long commitment may take some careful consideration, especially when trying to find a gym that meets your needs the best for your dollar. How do you decide which gym will have you lacing up those gym shoes to gear up for a worthwhile workout? So before you sweat it (literally), here are some helpful tips on choosing the right gym for your purchase!
Initiation Fees: These are the fees that gyms get you to pay just to join. Some fees are more expensive than the actual monthly rates. Make sure you do some research to see which gyms have fees that fit your budget. Certain gyms have special offers where you can have no initiation fee for the first month when you join.
Choose the right setting: Whether you have a goal to obtain a six pack or to do a light yoga routine, plan a visit to help you determine which gym setting is best. If you are aiming to utilize the machinery and included classes for your purchase, decide if you are willing to pay more for these resources compared to a smaller setting with less equipment and resources.
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Extra Perks: You want a gym with more than just exercise equipment and weights, right? Look for gyms that have pools, juice bars, spas, saunas and group fitness classes. This way you get a bang for your buck.
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Child Care: The gym is all about having a little “me” time especially for moms. So, you want to find a gym that offers child care. You can have your child taken care of while you work up a sweat on the treadmill.
Accessibility: Find a gym that is close to home or an area where your spend most of your time. This way you won’t have an excuse to not work out. Is it a 24-hour gym? 24-hour gyms are the best because you can get a workout in at any time.
Commitment: A typical gym will want you to commit to a year or so. It’s good to find what works best for your lifestyle. A long-term commitment would be ideal if you aren’t moving any time soon. If you move a lot or just don’t want to commit, a gym that has no commitment is the thing for you.
Cost: The rates you pay each month are very important, so you want to be sure that you pick a gym membership that is in your budget. Comparing prices between the gyms in your area can help you find the right one.
Taking all of these tips into consideration will help you find the perfect gym. Then, all you have to do is train like a beast to look like a beauty!