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Gyms vs Fitness Centers

Friday, March 29, 2013

Gyms...fitness centers...

I'm trying to decide which is better for me. Gym vs Fitness Center. I could join the local gym or join the fitness center close to my work. It is a big decision for me.

The local gym offers the convience of being right in my hometown. At the gym, I could do cardio, strength training and the occassional class.

The fitness center is close to my work. I go could before work or right after work. It offers aqauatics, cardio, strength training and a huge variety of classes.

The prices are different also.

Decisions, decisions. I'll be doing some serious thinking on this matter before I make my decision.

Wish me luck!
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    1389 days ago
    I'm a swimmer, so I would not sign up for the one without a pool, lol. If you like to swim, that would make the decision for you. (I found swimming burns a whole lot more calories than walking or running or even biking.) Other than that, I would opt for the one with more classes; it really breaks up the monotony to be able to join a class now and then.
    Also, how often do you work, and how far is work from home? If you work M-F and have time before or after work to go, the gym by your work is better. If you work fewer days or irregular hours, or if driving there on non-work days is way too far, you should opt for the one close to home. Hours are also a consideration; by the time you get home from work, is the gym in your hometown still open, or is it about ready to close?
    See if you can sign up for a trial; some places will let you try out the facilities for a week or month for free or a small charge.
    1820 days ago
    I think they are the same, just a marketing word of a difference, and you pay for that too.

    It is really a matter of what YOU do for your health. Neither will be good if you don't actually go and use it.

    So pick the one that fits best into your schedule, that you like and can commit to going to. And of course, the price is also a consideration.
    1820 days ago
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