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How to pick a gym (part 1)

Although it may not seem like it choosing a gym  to help you lose weight is a big decision. Hopefully, you will be spending a lot of time there, not to mention the commute which involves time and gas. It’s important to find one that fits your needs or you may be paying for a membership which you never use and feel you are wasting money. Of course you don’t have to go to the gym to lose weight, strength train or just to improve your health. There are many options such as hiring a personal trainer to come to you, purchasing a quick weight loss DVD such as Chair-a-cise or even creating your own gym from a basement or garage.

However, you may feel like you want  people around to revel in your pain or perhaps for motivation. You may not have the space or money for a home gym so a gym may be your best option. There are several things to consider when choosing a gym before going to the closest one (gym) and signing up. Decide what you are looking for. Sit down,  take a few propecia dose moments propecia feed back and write a list of what’s important to you. What do you want, must have and what is optional? Below are some things to consider when making this decision.

1. Equipment= Is the equipment mainly for strength training, cardio or both. Are there enough machines or will it be a long waiting period?  Is there a time limit on how long you can use the cardio machines (some gyms 30 minute max and others unlimited)?

2. Amenities= Are showers  available and if so how many? Are the restrooms and locker rooms clean? Do you have to bring your own towel, soap, lotion, etc.? Do they have a steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna, pool, tanning bed, etc.?

3. Rules= What is the dress code? Can you wear fragrances, cologne? Are kids allowed and if so what age can they participate in gym activities?

4. Child care= is child care offered and if so what are the hours? Does the hours correlate with your workout time? How safe is the child care service?

These are just a few of the many things to consider before you sign on the dotted line. Part 2 will cover additional important considerations. Stay tuned.

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