If you have found yourself getting depressed about your physical appearance because you have gained weight, you are not alone. Sadly, obesity is an epidemic in the United States. For every obese person, there are many more people who could simply stand to lose a few pounds. Indeed, society in general is getting more and more out of shape every day. One thing is certain, sitting around and wishing for your belly and double chin to go away is not going to get the job done. Getting yourself into shape takes determination and willpower on your part. People can help you to reach your weight loss goals. However, at the end of the day, only you can decide how badly you want to shed the pounds and get that healthy body you have been dreaming about. One of the best ways to begin your trek towards good health is to join a fitness center where you can workout under the supervision of trained fitness professionals. There are several Sterling gyms you can tour if this is something you are interested in.
While joining a health club may appear at first to be a task that you can do in one afternoon without putting much thought into it, treating this task in such a trivial manner would be a huge mistake. After all, not doing your homework when it comes to which gym you should join could wind up costing you enormous amounts or wasted time and money. Nowadays, there seems to be a new gym springing up on every corner. They all claim to give you the most for your money. How can a person possibly navigate this sea of gyms to find one that offers exactly what you are looking for at a price you can afford? Basically, you need to take the task of selecting a gym seriously. Fitness center memberships are not cheap and you work hard every day. Why throw your money away on a membership that you hardly ever use? This is something that many people in this country are guilty of. Do not let yourself fall into this trap.
So what are some of the things that you should be specifically on the lookout for as you tour various gyms that you are thinking about joining? It really comes down to what you plan on using the gym for. What types of exercises or workouts are you going to do? What types of classes do you want to participate in? When are you going to be able to go to the gym? Figure out your answers to these questions prior to touring any Sterling gyms. The following list will give you some additional guidance regarding important considerations you should make before signing a contract for a health club membership:
If you are going to be working out in a gym on a regular basis, you want the people who work there to be knowledgeable and friendly. If you have a question about how a certain piece of equipment works, the staff should be able to give you the information you need. If would be a good idea to find out about the qualifications of the staff. Also, if you want a staff member to train you, will that cost extra?
Are you a man who is nervous about working out around women or vice versa? If this is the case, joining a co-ed gym would be a big mistake. If you are a young person in your 20’s, you might want to avoid a gym that has a large amount of members older than 50. This is why you need to find out what type of people make up the members of a gym before you join. This will allow you to have a more relaxing workout experience.
You would be understandably angry if you joined a gym only to find out later that they do not offer the specific exercise class that you are interested in attending. Also, the gym might offer the class you are interested in at a time when you are unable to attend it. Therefore, make sure you get a list of all the classes that a gym offers while you are taking your tour. You should also find out if any of the classes are included in the price of your membership. Can you go to any class at any time? Do you need to make a reservation?
Just like in the real estate industry, location is also important when it comes to selecting a gym. If you join a gym that is on the other side of town, you will be less motivated to make a long trip several times a week just to workout for a couple of hours. If it takes a great deal of effort to simply reach your gym, you will inevitably go there less often than if the gym was nearby. Find a gym that you have easy access to. If this is not possible, you need to decide if you can spend the money and time necessary to go to the gym.
Does the gym keep hours that are compatible with your schedule? If you can’t find a gym that is open 24 hours that is close to you, be certain that you will actually be able to use the gym for a decent amount of time when you go.
Determine if the gym has enough equipment so you are not waiting in endless lines. Is there a time limit for any of the equipment? Do you need to sign up to use the cardio equipment? Also, is the equipment in good condition? Avoid gyms that have many pieces of equipment that are out of order.
Amenities available at the Sterling Fitness Evolution:
– Women’s changing rooms
– Upscale locker rooms
– Group personal training
– Large cardio selection
– Cardio machines with personal HDTVs
– Free weights
– 30min circuit training
– Cardio movie theater
– Group exercise classes
– Kids club child care
– Online nutrition & workout
– Personal training
– Women’s dressing room
Stop by the Sterling Fitness Evolution for a tour. It is located at 21800 Towncenter Plaza, Town Center at Sterling, Sterling, VA. They can be reached at (703) 444-2022.
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