As we all know, not all gyms are the same by any means. Some are strictly class based, some you need personal trainers, others are open 24/7 with great equipment or some old run down equipment. The lists can go on and on, but I'm here to help you find what fits you best for what you're looking for in a gym membership.
There are gyms all around the world to help people go in the right direction to a healthy lifestyle. But the question is, what type of gym are you looking for? Does a crowd bother you? Do you like metal plates banging around? Are you more social when working out? What type of people do you like being around when working out? And most importantly, are you comfortable with the gym you're about to join? There are so many question you can ask yourself, but I'm here to help you with the questions that I think are most important.
First off, what type of people do you like to be around when working out?
To me, this is the most important question when finding a gym. Gyms can be very intimidating at times solely with the fact of the people that are working out there. Are you okay with people walking around in tank tops and sports bras, or are you more comfortable when people are more covered up? Do you want to be around an older or younger crowd? I personally like being around an older crowd and how some dress does not bother me at all. Headphones blaring, with a hood over my hat and get in and get out with no talking is the way for me.
Next, what are you willing to pay?
Generally speaking, the cheaper the gym, the more crowded it will be. The more you're willing to pay, the less crowded it will be. It’s pretty simple when price comes into play, due for the amenities reason. If you're looking for a cheap gym more than likely its machines and weights only. Get in, get out. The next step up, there may be a cafe or store of some sort with courts and maybe even a pool that may interest you. There is also the opportunity of other gyms you're a part of around the country. Lastly, more than likely the country club membership. Usually these are typically the most expensive due to exclusivity. They have everything you need and more at the facility. Weights, classes, spas, cafes, courts and pools are just the beginning of what some may have! It’s up to you and only you what you're willing to pay monthly.