Post # 1
I am finally going to join a gym. I have never been a member of any gym before, and I really don’t know how it works, what I should look for, or questions I should ask. Does anyone have any questions I should ask when I get the tour of the gym tonight or any advice for a first time gym-goer?
I do plan to ask if they hold any classes for Zumba and yoga or any other fitness classes. Other than that, I have no clue what to look for.
Post # 2
megz06: I would highly recommend asking for a multi-day or week-long pass (most gyms do this) to try before you join. It’ll give you an idea of which group clases you like, whether they suit your schedule, how crowded they get/if you can get into these classes easily, and whether you like the instructors.
Also, definitely ask for a tour of the different equipment rooms and ask when peak hours are and if applicable, there is a longer wait to use certtain machines at certain times (treadmill, eliptical, etc). Oh! And the locker rooms. I would look at them to see what state they’re in.
To me, cleanliness, availability of equipment when I usually want to go ork out (5-6pm, weekends,etc.) and being able to get into classes I like (spinning, yoga, etc.) are important to me before I commit to a gym membership.
Hope that helps
Post # 3
I would ask what membership options they have in terms of contracts. They probably have no contract option (stupid expensive) and possibly one and two year terms. Ask what’s included in the membership, like towel service or all classes etc. Maybe ask what times are the busiest, if you have the flexibility then maybe you can choose when you go. Good luck!!
Post # 4
rittenhousenewbee: Totally for got about locker rooms! That is definitely important. I have the advantage of living in a small area, so I think availability of the machines will be in my favor, but asking about peak hours is going to be a good idea. Thanks!
islandlily84: Thanks! I know they do have a no contract option, and I doubt I will go with that because it’s $10 a day ($10 a class as well if you’re a non-member). Luckily I will have 24/7 access as well so I can go whenever, but I will definitely be asking about peak hours.
Post # 5
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megz06: I finally joined a gym as well! I usually do outdoor workouts but lately the scale hasn’t been changing :/ Joining a gym will help give my body the shock it needs to lose a bit more weight & tone up. Lucky for me I found a gym at a local park that only charges $50 for an entire year!!! Good luck to you 🙂