Choosing a gym might seem as simple as getting on Google or Yelp and finding a gym that’s easy to drive to. But beyond geography and reviews, there’s more you need to consider when choosing a gym if you want it to be a long-term and successful relationship.
Things you need to observe and consider when choosing a gym:
- The gym members: Who attends this gym? What is the community vibe? Does it match with your goals?
- The gym management: Who runs this facility and what are their priorities? Do they align with yours?
- The cleanliness of the gym: You go to a gym to get healthy, not come home with bacteria. How does the gym look and feel in this regard?
Before committing to a gym, get a day pass or a week pass to really experience the culture, the management, and the general state of affairs. Ask yourself honestly if it feels like a good fit and if it is in alignment with your goals. The better a match for you your gym is, the more likely you’ll be to keep showing up and doing the work. In an ideal world, you’ll tap into a community that will motivate you and hold you accountable.