Finding the right place for you to exercise is extremely important. It needs to be a place you feel comfortable going into and is easy for you to get to. There seem to be more and more little gyms and exercise studios popping up as many people are turning to these little shops instead of the big and crowded gyms.
Some things to consider when looking for a gym or studio to join.
- Location - Is it convenient for you to get to at the times that you plan to go? Some of the best intentions can be ruined by something just simply not being easy to get to. Try to make it either close to work, home or on the way to one of these.
- Amenities - Do they have the facilities and classes that you want? If you plan to exercise on the way to work you will need a place that has a shower. If you are interested in taking classes, make sure that you look over the gym class schedule to see if any of the classes you want are at a time that works for you, before you sign up.
- The Staff - Meet as many of the staff as possible. These are people that you will get to know very well, so you should love them! If you are going to hire a personal trainer or take a class try to find out as much info about them as possible. What certifications and experience do they have? You want to make sure that these instructors know what they are doing since they are going to be working with your body!
- Do you have friends that work out there? Studies show that when you have a workout buddy you are twice as likely to reach your goals. Having someone to meet you at the gym will help keep you focused and going regularly.
When I started my gym I wanted a place that my clients could come to and would feel safe, un-judged and that I could really have a one to one session with. I hope this helps you to get on your way to finding the best fitness place for you and your needs.