The gym checklist: choosing a quality fitness center

Posted by Daniel Lawrence on January, 2017

So you have decided to go back to a healthy lifestyle but do not know which fitness center to go to? Here is a checklist of what you must consider when making your choice;

Convenience
This is by far the most important criterion. The most ideal gyms are those that are located right across from your office or a few minutes’ walk from home. Choose the fitness center that is most convenient, unless there is a serious flaw in the way it is run or the equipment and personnel. It is difficult to maintain a consistent gym routine especially given the daily work and domestic commitments most people have. Choosing a convenient location helps solve this problem.

Price
Most people would put price first, and with good reason. The best fitness center in Charleston, SC should be the most affordable. A common industry dirty secret is when gyms try to lock down clients to long term contracts and hope they never find the time to attend. In fact, research shows that up to 30 percent of gym clientele never find the time to work out. Make sure you get value for your money though. The more money you pay, the higher motivation should be to hit the gym.

Attendance
In most gyms, the peak hours will normally be too crowded. The instructors will be too busy to give everyone personalized attention, the benches will be fully occupied, weights everywhere and lines to use most machinery. It is basically impossible to get a quality workout at such times. Commit only to a gym that will not be too overcrowded, or one that offers enough time options so you do not have to be caught in the 5-7 overcrowding.

Equipment
There is no escaping this, equipment must be of a high quality and provide enough workout variety. Unfortunately, not enough gyms spend time and money on the maintenance of their facilities or on buying new equipment. Faulty equipment is not only a turn off but can be very dangerous. A gym should have quality, well maintained equipment and enough variety for all the needs of the clientele.

Gyms do not get any better than this. At Chucktown Fitness, you get everything from personal training to childcare programs. Contact us today for more information.

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