Very good article. My husband and I belong to a gym that is within 10 minutes from home, and is on the way home from work for both of us. We have found that the fit is right for us as we both do a lot of the group classes, and as a result have got to know people, which has added to the enjoyment for us.
Very rarely do I have to wait for euipment in the cardio room. One other thing I would suggest that if you live in a warmer climate is that you check whether the cooling is adequate, as the gym I attend can fail on this point in the warmer weather. They have added more fans, but they need more especially in the weights room where the sweaty bodies can make it smelly.
Before we joined they had a 30 day trial on offer, so this was able to give us a good idea as to whether the gym was a good fit for us.
With regards to payment we pay our membership up front as it makes us commit, and also has allowed us bargaining power when it comes time to re-sign, and also they allow us to suspend our membership whilst on holidays without charging a fee.
- 1/7/2010 11:15:34 PM