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    Many of us have had bad episodes when joining a gym without a proper verification. Sometimes we get caught into the fitness craze too easily and then lose interest more quickly. It could be because of the location, atmosphere or amenities. Consequently, gym fitness can become total frustration when you don’t seem to enjoy your workout. Also, gyms can be very expensive leading to burn a hole in your pocket. It happens mostly due to lack of awareness. So, what should you do?

    Look for a gym near home or office so that you can make it a routine to go to the gym every day. Search the internet for gym and you could find a dozen of places near you. But don’t end up choosing the first or the second. Always plan, make a list and get details about the pros and cons associated with the particular fitness center.

    You basically go to the gym for one of the reasons; either to lose weight, to improve strength, to build muscles or to improve your metabolism. Whether you have a job or not, early in the morning is a suitable time to go to the gym. But if you can’t find a morning time for gym schedule, look for the gym that have flexible hours. This should suit your schedule. Choose the time when the gym isn’t busy, else you may end up waiting for your turn.

    Each one of us has a mobile phone today; use it to keep a record of your exercises, so that you can keep a track of your bodily improvements. Compare your performance on a daily basis, this will keep you encouraged and would motivate you to go to the gym every day.

    For each and every exercise you do, must consult your personal trainer or instructor. Personal trainer plays an important role in improving your performance by keeping an eye on your workouts. Never hesitate to question him/her about anything that bothers you.

    Gym Membership Prices Near Me:

    When you Google gym memberships near me, check for the cost if available online. If not, add it to your list of questions to ask when visiting the gym for the first time. Before you join a gym, it is important to know about the prices and cost, as gyms can be very costly. With joining cost and contracts which are sometimes too difficult to get out of, it is important that you look at the membership factor well.

    There are several plans that certain fitness centers offer today, such as Medicare plan, Insurance plan, student concession plan and others. Before joining the gym, verify whether the gym offers a suitable plan as per your needs. But make sure cheap membership isn’t always good; sometimes you have to deal with various other factors that aren’t affordable at all. Hence, you must research well before joining any fitness center.
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    All good tips for finding and joining a gym. As someone who maintained gym memberships for decades, I would add that one can get physically fit without joining a gym. A set of 5 lb. dumbbells to tone the muscles of the arms and shoulders, and a 30 minute "brisk" walk 3 or 4 times per week will put you in pretty good physical shape.

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    Among the various health insurance plans that cover gym membership (which is a great idea, BTW) is my insurance, which covers a chain of gyms called "Silver Sneakers" for the older population. Sadly, because I live in a rural area, there isn't one near me.
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    I got tired of paying for a gym membership several decades ago, and began purchasing my own equipment, beginning with a pair of 20 pound dumbbells, and expanding my collection until I have most of my needs covered. Never looked back, and it has worked out pretty well for me, as a card carrying little old lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    All good tips for finding and joining a gym. As someone who maintained gym memberships for decades, I would add that one can get physically fit without joining a gym. A set of 5 lb. dumbbells to tone the muscles of the arms and shoulders, and a 30 minute "brisk" walk 3 or 4 times per week will put you in pretty good physical shape.
    It is good that you are doing workout at home. But the kind of environment you get in gym is something different.

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    Agree 100% that a gym environment is totally different to working out at home. There is absolutely no substitute for the friendships and camaraderie one can build at a gym, which is very important for people who need motivation from others to exercise and stay fit.

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    Also, gyms have equipment (like rowing machines) that I can't use to build those muscles at home. I miss the gym that was a 10-minute drive away. Now there's nothing a reasonable distance from me.
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