You spend quite a bit each month to have access to all that the gym has to offer. Are you getting the most out of your flexible gym membership though? Read our tips on how to have a great gym experience every time!
Pick the Right Location
Location is everything. You need a gym that’s easy to get to. Heaven knows that going to the gym can be hard enough even if it’s right down the street! Trying to get to a gym that’s far from your regular stomping grounds can be a big deterrent for a consistent workout!
Most people like to get memberships at gyms right near their houses. This allows you to jump up and go anytime the fancy hits.
If you usually head to the gym after work, then getting a membership at a spot closer to the job site can be doable too. Just remember, home is always along the way while work is not! Try to pick the most convenient location possible in order to have no excuses to inhibit a good fitness session.
Figure Out When It’s Less Busy
Why get stuck missing out on your favorite machine because someone else has been on it for the last 20 minutes? A lot of us don’t have too much time to dedicate to waiting around. So, if you can figure out when your gym seems to have a fewer amount of people competing for machine access…then the floor is yours. You can work out to your heart’s content and never waste any time waiting.
Take Some Classes Through Your Membership!
Many gyms will offer great classes at either highly discounted rates to their members or even for free. Your front desk representative should have all the information about class schedules and costs. If you can find some free ones that fit into your schedule, go for it!
Classes can break up the routine of your regular workout, give you added insight about fitness in general, help you focus on new areas of physical strength at times, and also let you interact with people at the gym that you don’t always get to. Try it out for a bit of fun and fitness enhancement.
Find Out If Your Gym Offers Day Passes!
Many gyms will offer day pass options to their members, allowing them to bring family, friends, or even that one awesome coworker you have to the gym at no cost. For the gym, this is a way to advertise their services, but for you, this is a way to bring some extra fun into your workout! The more the merrier! Bringing a friend along may encourage you to stay at the gym longer, plus it’s always better to go somewhere with a pal than without. In addition, before you choose a gym, make sure to request a day pass for a trial run at the gym in order to figure out if it has everything that you’ll need.
Our best tip for getting the most out of your membership is to just go! Let your pocketbook be your motivation perhaps, but once you get that very helpful membership, make sure to stay committed and hit up those ellipticals.