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What Do You Look For When Signing Up For a Gym?

What Do You Love Most About Your Gym?

I love going to the gym. Planning a gym schedule each week not only makes me more apt to stick to my workout routine, but it also encourages me to focus on muscle-building exercises — which is my weakness, since I love to run outside but never want to strength-train at home.

Before I signed up for my latest gym, however, I found every excuse to skip the trek to my former club. It was more than a mile away and not convenient to any public transit, so the walk-workout-walk necessity made for a big time commitment.

Now that my new gym is mere blocks from my office, it's easy to squeeze in a short lunchtime workout or stop by after work. While I like the better layout and amenities (especially the classes!) of my new gym over my former one, its convenient location is the most important aspect of staying committed to my workouts. What's yours?

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Livvy-P Livvy-P 5 years
I go to Lifetime Fitness, which is fairly pricey (especially because it's both my husband and myself, plus our three kids who need to be "members" in order to go to childcare and take advantage of the kids' classes and camps during the summer), but I absolutely love it. Great facility - clean, spacious, more than enough machines for everyone (even on the first saturday after New Years Day!), and crazy amenities. Could not be happier.
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 5 years
I go to a commercial gym, so it's up their in price. However, it's spacious, offers great classes, the equipment is clean and well-maintained. But best of all, the staff is the greatest! I'm on first name basis with most of the trainers and even though I workout alone, I feel like I am amongst friends :)
karenskor karenskor 5 years
I go to a small independent gym. It is run by an amazing owner/trainer who personally teaches the cross-training classes. It was these classes and their reasonable price which drew me in, but now I'm completely hooked. There are no good gyms near me, but this one is well worth traveling to. In addition, there is such a positive vibe there, you just want to go and work out. Everyone is supportive, caring, and helpful :)
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 5 years
I go to Equinox, which is a splurge but it's worth it for the classes, great equipment and amazing locker rooms!
amber512 amber512 5 years
I had to say the price, you just can't beat $10 a month!
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