Well, 2010 is here and it’s time to start those New Year’s resolutions. A popular resolution by many people is to increase their fitness level. Well, the first step to doing so is finding a gym. Finding the right gym is a difficult process and in some cases a huge hassle. Follow these simple steps below and you will find the right gym/health club.
Beginner’s Guide to the Gym:
Step 1: Research several gyms/health clubs and find a few that satisfy your needs/wants.
Step 2: Visit each of those gyms/health clubs and tour them to see if you like or dislike the environment/equipment.
Step 3: Sit down with a membership representative and figure out if you want to do a month-to-month or yearly plan.
Step 4: Use a personal trainer! Most gyms/health clubs offer free personal training sessions for new members. Take advantage of this to get new fitness tips and answers to your questions. (Learn more about How to Find the Right Personal Trainer .)
Step 5: Set a goal. Setting a reasonable goal is the biggest part of this process. Don’t shoot the moon right out of the gates. Start slow and progress to more difficult workout routines. This will help motivate you and give you something to strive for. Reward yourself every time you meet your goal, this will keep you on track and give you something to look forward to.
Step 6: Get on a three to five day workout routine to help you stay co...