Beginners Guide to Choosing the Right Gym
Whether you want to look good on the beach this summer or lose the pounds the thanksgiving turkey puts on, a gym membership could be just the ticket. Here we give you a guide to choosing the right gym at the right price.
The beauty of a gym is that everything
you need is there. You can run, cycle, row, cross country ski, swim or take an exercise class. If
you want to tone or build your body there are weight machines and free
Other than facilities? What else?
Think about the location. Is it closer to your home or workplace
and when would you plan to visit? Would you normally go at the weekend from home or on the
way home from work? Will the traffic be an issue at these times? Also
check to see if there's enough parking available especially at a "center of
Negotiate the cost
So you've found the gym you want to
join, now comes the payment. Nearly all gyms will want you on a
month contract. Then there may be a joining fee and
monthly payments on top of that. All payments and
sometimes the contracts are negotiable. Swing this in your favor by applying
towards the end of the month. Gym managers are often paid bonuses for
good monthly figures so they'll be more inclined to
drop their prices to include you.
Why use a Gym?
Ok, running, cycling, rowing etc doesn't have to be done in a health
club, they're certainly more enjoyable outside. But the weather may
be bad and the only body shower you'll get will be the
rain falling on your head. Whereas in the gym the spa is only minutes
The longest distance run on a treadmill in a 24 hour period is 153.76 miles by Chris Bergland of New York