Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Finding a Gym

“A week or two ago, I was asked about the best way to take advantage of a gym or workout facility. I think the best way is to find someplace that fits your needs…I have always said that the best exercise is the one that is convenient because then you will actually do it. Plus – this is a good time of year to check out a health club. Many are offering ‘holiday deals’ and with the economy in a down swing and a new year coming, they have incentive to enlist new members. Last week I also shared with you one of my favorite fitness resources: www.acefitness.org. Well, they have a fantastic article on their website about how to find the right gym for you…so I wanted to share it with you. Hope this helps: HOW TO CHOOSE A HEALTH CLUB: Are you thinking of joining a health club? How many times have you skipped a workout because the gym is too far away or will be too crowded when you get there? If you're like a lot of people, the answer is ‘too many.’ Why give yourself an out? Cut the excuses by doing your homework and choosing a club that's right for you. It's no secret that picking a quality club is key to sticking with your program. But choosing a health club can rank high on the confusion meter. […] Before you join, talk to current members about their experiences with the club. The Better Business Bureau can tell you if the club is a member or if any complaints have been registered against it. Added security comes if the club is a member of the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). IHRSA clubs must oblige by a code of ethics that protects the health and safety of their members, as well as protects consumers from unscrupulous business practices. To find an IHRSA club in your area, visit www.healthclubs.com or call (800) 766-1278.”


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