What to Look for When Choosing a Health Club
What to Look for When Choosing a Health Club

If you look for health clubs in your neighborhood, you realize there are more choices than ever before.  There are a few points to consider when choosing the right health club for you.

Location! Location! 

What is the point of signing up at a gym if you are going to lose interest and motivation because of driving too far?  Your gym should be located near your home or office.

If you have a specific program in mind, you should check whether the program is offered at the facility.  But don’t exclude fitness centers because of facilities you think you may need in the future.  For example, if you have never played racquetball, it is not wise to make a decision based on racquetball court availability.


Is the place open when you are off work?  Do they have on-site child care facilities?  It may be a deciding factor for some while others do not care. 

Do you know anyone who goes to the health club?  If you can choose a place where your friends already go, then it will help you keep up the commitment. Remember, safety and motivation in numbers!

Signing up for the gym means a commitment to specific membership terms.  As a result, decide how long you can commit to it before purchasing a membership.  You also need to understand your membership agreement and contract in case you move out of the area or back out from your commitment. 

Now let’s get physical!