If you’ve been contemplating for a while now about signing up for a gym membership in order to start getting fit, there are some things that you should bear in mind before plunging head first into being a fitness advocate.
Make sure you will commit to it
Though a gym membership does seem like the best way to get into shape, do not immediately sign up for one without considering first your commitment to joining the fitness advocate club seriously because, at the end of the day, it might cost you a bomb. Gym memberships, especially large chains, are known to be quite pricey.
Try a few gyms out before deciding
Most gyms if not all, allow you to access their facilities on a trial basis so this will be great for you to discover if the gym fits your needs and is the right environment for you. It’s important that you get a feel of how things are at the gym first before you sign up.
Many people make the mistake of just signing up for a membership at a particular gym and then not committing to going there after a few times because they don’t feel comfortable working out in its environment.
When this happens, they end up having to quit the membership which more often than not, require members to pay a penalty! What a waste, right?
Always try to get a discount
Also, do take note that you can negotiate the membership fee when you’re signing up— Or you can at least try attempt to get a good discount at the gym.
If you already have friends or family at the gym, there’s a higher chance that you can get yourself a good bargain on the membership fee.
Go short before you go big
If you’re uncertain whether or not you should commit to leading the life of a health and fitness freak, maybe you should opt to get the monthly membership first which requires you to renew it monthly instead of paying for a full one-year membership.
So if you don’t think it’s your thing, you can just let your membership expire after a month. And of course, should your gym close down, at least you didn’t lose too big an amount of your hard-earned money.
Do take note that monthly membership fees can be more expensive compared to an annual membership. This is probably the gyms way to get you to go big or go home which at the end of the day, might only profit them and not you.
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This article was first published on goodyfeed.com
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