Health Clubs Liberal KS
Overland Park, KS
Garden City, KS
Choice of Gym Crucial to Fitness Success
|Written by Lynn Glenn and Jeff Behar, MS, MBA|
| A health club can be a great fitness motivator if you choose the right one. Many people hope that joining a health club will be a magic bullet to inspire them to workout. Before signing on the dotted line decide what's important to you. Be sure the club you choose suits your personal needs and fitness goals. To help ensure the success of your new lifestyle, you might want to do a little research before choosing the right health club. |
Health clubs can vary greatly not only in price but also in size, amenities, programs offered, hours, convenience and most importantly, motivational atmosphere. Choosing a health club that is right for you is crucial to your success. Picking a quality health club to join is the key to sticking with your workout regimen, getting healthy and staying fit.
If your neighborhood has only one heath club or fitness center, that's the one you probably need to join, even if the facilities aren't top-notch. You're more likely to use the mediocre fitness center around the corner than the first-rate gym that's 45 minutes away. If you have a routine of basic exercises, you can get a good workout in just about any facility that calls itself a gym.
If you're lucky enough to have your choice of clubs, weigh your options carefully. Take a deep look at what each heath club offers so you will be joining the club that has the best chance of helping you develop a steady fitness habit. Bring the following checklist to refer to before choosing a heath club for your membership:
Heath Club Location
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a health club is location. If you are lucky enough to find a location close to where you live or work, you will most likely get there more often. Sometimes the club without the exact facilities you want will be a better deal due to a convenient location where you are more likely to stop and workout. Also having conveniently located health club may increase the frequency in which you use it.
Health Club Amenities
Make sure the health club has the kind of equipment and facilities you most want. Do they have enough treadmills, exercise bikes, free weights, and exercise machines of the type you prefer? Do they have a space for you to stretch and use an exercise ball, foam roller, etc? Common items would include a pool, room for aerobics and dance classes, basketball court, racquetball or handball courts, sauna, steam room, whirlpool. Also you might want to know if the health club has a babysitting service. A great deal of budget health clubs have popped up over the years offering the basics and nothing more at a discount price. Although these so called health clubs can have a tempting price tag, they may not meet all your fitness needs. Paying a little bit more per month to improve your health is always a good investment. Some of the high...