When starting a new exercise program or attempting to continue an old one, it can be hard to decide on whether or not to get fit from the comfort of your own home or incorporate yourself into the gym fitness scene. This information should help you to decide if you should join a gym in the New Year.
If You Join A Gym
Where Is It? Try to find a place that is close to your home or work. You can toss a gym bag in your car and have no excuse to not be able to hit the gym.
Do They Offer Free Trials? Most gyms offer a free or discounted trial membership. If they do not, ask what the daily rate is and if they would discount that off of a membership if you should decide to join.
How Much Is it? Most gyms charge a sign up fee and a monthly fee. Some plans include all gym activities including classes and others make you pay for certain classes or amenities separately. Get a cost breakdown.
What Are Their Hours? If a gym opens late or closes early, it will be almost impossible to work out. If they close on the weekends, you also cut out the chance of doing additional routines or “make up” exercise time.
Are There Trainers? Of course you can figure out how to use most exercise machine, but having trainers on hand can help you get the most out of your fitness routine.
If You Do Not Join A Gym
Make Time: Make sure you dedicate a specific time of day or night to your exercise routine and stick to it. Set an alarm so you will not forget.
Do Your Research: Search online for videos on how to exercise in proper form. It does not matter for how long you exercise if you are doing it incorrectly. Improper form can yield little or no results.
Invest In Equipment: Aerobic and beginner exercises can be done without any special equipment. If you want to get the most out of your workout, you need to at least invest in a set of good hand weights.
Do Not Get Distracted: Do not try and exercise in front of the TV or while trying to do something else like cooking or laundry. Fitness time should be just that and nothing else.