Gyms are reopening and people are looking for a workout to lose weight. Some gyms are opening on a specific day of the week, others are open every day and some have multiple branches. So, what is the best thing to do if you want to lose weight with a gym? The answer is simple. Follow these 7 rules to keep yourself safe and out of trouble:
Don’t get into a conflict with the owner of the gym. If you are not happy with how your membership is being managed by the manager or owner, tell them right away. Do not be confrontational, but be assertive and tell them that you will not be paying for another year without a fight.
If you have a partner, make sure you get a trial membership. If you don’t pay, you may get kicked out and find your equipment and workouts totally wasted. Some gyms are reopening on a specific day of the week, such as Saturday only. If this is the case, do not join. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Make sure that you read the rules. Many gyms are requiring members to use some type of compression garments while working out. Make sure you get a waiver before joining so that you are aware of what is expected of you. Also ask to see the workout rooms. Sometimes people are not allowed to test equipment in the gym.
Don’t join a gym with a questionable history. Many gyms are reopening after a long hiatus due to people moving, getting married and having children. Some owners just want to cash in on the membership fees. Be careful if you are asked to pay exorbitant deposits. It is better to save your money and join a gym with people who won’t charge you ridiculous fees.
Check out the equipment that is available for sale. Often times, gym owners are selling very expensive equipment that no one wants or needs. Before you join a gym, ask to look at the equipment. Make sure that it’s in good condition. Also, don’t join a gym that has outdated equipment. You’ll probably regret it if you have to fix the mess that is left behind by your new gym membership.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. One of the reasons that gyms are reopening is so that more people will join. If a rep does not know the answers to your questions, it’s a sign that they aren’t interested in your business or are otherwise unqualified to help you. Go somewhere else.
These are just a few of the mistakes people make when thinking about joining gyms are reopening. As you can tell, it’s important to do your research. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it. It can save you money and heartache. Good luck!