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Consider This When Joining a Gym

Thinking about taking the plunge and joining a gym? Before you start shopping for a gym, be sure to consider these tips from CBC News.

  • Cooling off period: You may have up to 10 days to change your mind after signing a contract to join a fitness club.
  • Lifetime Membership: Are they trying to talk you into a lifetime membership? That is a bad sign they are fishing for members.
  • Monthly dues: Do you have the option to pay your fees monthly? Or is it all up front?
  • Location: If it's close to your home or job, you will be more likely to go.
  • Facilities: If you want to swim and there's no pool, you'll be wasting your money.
  • Programs: Does the centre offer fitness classes as well as weight and cardio machines?
  • Equipment: Are the machines clean, modern and in good working order?
  • Maintenance: Is the facility clean? Is there enough space between machines?
  • Track record: Has the club been in business for a long time?
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dreamsugar dreamsugar 9 years
Also hours of operation -- Curves open till 6pm doesn't work if you get off at 6 (?)
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Great point, DesignR...we got a discount through my husband's company!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
A tip on saving money. As your HR department if they offer health club discounts and reimbursements, they usually do and you don't even know!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Oh yeah, Club Med is the same company as the holiday resorts, etc. In case anyone wondered about the name...
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
I got to Club Med here in Paris and it's fab! One membership gets you in at about 20 different locations around Paris and the suburbs. So, if there isn't a yoga class on monday nights at my local one, I can hop on the metro to one that has it (they guarantee you can go to your favourite class every night of the week, just depends on the building). :D
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