Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Want To Keep Your New Year's Fitness Resolution? Join The (Health) Club

“New Year's resolution season is right around the corner, and it's time to find a gym. You won't be alone in that quest. January is a huge month for health clubs, with about a million people joining nationwide -- 50% more than during any other month of the year, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportclub Association. And it notes that nearly 14% of all Michigan residents are health club members. That membership boom means most clubs offer some of their best specials and promotions this time of year, so it's a great time to join. There are more clubs in Michigan than ever before; the association counted 950 last January, and the total had climbed by 25-30 clubs every year. But what should you look for? A small club catering just to men, just to women or just to people who want 20-minute workouts? A gigantic Lifetime or LA Fitness all-inclusive club? We asked fitness experts around the metro area to give their advice about what to look for when you're sizing up a club to join. Here's what they said: […]”


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