To Join a Gym or Not...
Monday, October 07, 2013
I don't know why this decision is giving me fits but it is!
I got rid of all my workout equipment (weights, bands, tower) when I downsized for my move. I didn't think I'd have room for it and I was right. Unfortunately, I haven't done any sort of strength training in two months...not good! There's a small fitness room at my apartment that has weights and some cardio machines but I have yet to set foot in there.
There are two or three gyms close by that have ALL the good stuff...tons of equipment, machines, a variety of classes and an indoor pool. I haven't toured any of them and I guess that will make some difference seeing them in person. The thing is, I have been known to overlook things when making important decisions. For example, my new apartment has a tiny bath/toilet area that I swear I don't remember being as tiny as it is...how could I overlook that? I call it the motel six bathroom. Other than that, I like my new place.
What is a way to avoid this happening when joining a gym? Bring a written check list? I don't want to get locked into a membership that I'm not happy with after 'reality' sets in.
Fall weather is right around the corner, even in Texas, and I know there will be days when I don't feel like lacing up my shoes and hitting the running trails so it will be nice to have the indoor option. I can change into workout clothes before I leave my job and just go straight to the gym...at least that's my plan.
I haven't belonged to a gym in over 10 years, having done well working out at home, and even then it was an all women's gym. What do you look for in a gym? What should I be aware of when signing up?
Thanks for reading! Happy Monday!