Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Selecting the Right Gym For You


by Dustin Aaron


Picking the right health club is important because the atmosphere where you workout can have a large influence on the level of your results. Depending on your measure of persistence, you will spend anywhere from three to six hours a week at your gym, so it is important that you love training there.


The first item you need to take into account is the type of gym you want to train in. I like to work out in a hard core strength and conditioning gymnasium. These gyms are usually no frills and have a bundle of really gigantic intimidating muscle heads there.


Some people would rather train at a stylish health and fitness center with tons of high-priced and shiny machines. I name these big box fitness centers. They generally have pencil neck fitness instructors walking around in polo shirts who look as though they do not know one thing about acquiring muscle. These are also the most popular kind of exercise facilities and many people are satisfied here.


When you explore the fitness facility for the first time, you should notice what kind of machines they have. Certain items of equipment are essential items. Every weight room must have a squat rack. Barbells are also absolutely required, and there ought to be an abundance of plates.


Ask if they give personal training and how much it will set you back. You should really also inquire as to the experience level of the fitness trainers. The last thing you want is to have someone who does not know a whole lot about building muscle attempting to inform you how to get stronger.


Expense is also a very important factor to consider. A few facilities want to shut you into a multi-year contract and various other places will allow you to pay month to month. I usually try to sign up for the shortest contract possible until I determine whether I like the fitness center or not.


Before you sign any written agreement make sure you read the gym rules. Some exercise facilities have very casual regulations and other exercise centers have extremely strict regulations. Many places will not permit you to grunt or hoist heavy weight. I try to steer clear of these places. Other places do not allow you to carry a gym bag or a water bottle on the gym floor. That's why I try to workout at modest hard core facilities. They generally have only one rule, lift heavy weight.


No matter what kind of center you choose, it never costs you anything to do a little bit of research before you sign a contract. Put in a little spare time checking around the gym before you actually agree to exercise there and you are much more likely to be successful in your fitness objectives.


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