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Selecting The Right Health Club- Suggestions And Tips For Beginners

Nov 30, 2007
Exercise and Physical activity is very important to stay fit. Physical activity and exercise helps to prevent diseases. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. Statistics reveal that even the regular and dedicated exercisers get bored with the daily routine, gradually lose motivation and stop exercising after a while, which can hamper their health adversely. This is where a health club comes in. which provides wholesome exercise, entertainment, recreation and also to expand your social network.

Once you plan to join a health and fitness club, the next step is shopping for the right health club which can be tough and challenging especially if you are novice and do not have any idea from where to begin. Our article provides you the needed tips, suggestions and ideas to get you going.

Location:
Your plans for fitness program will be futile and unrealistic if the health club location is far away from your office or home. The closer and easier to get to the health club, the better and if it is walk able distance from your residence or office, it is the best. If you need to go by car, look if proper parking space is available or not.

Your needs and requirements:
Before choosing the health club, make a list of your requirements which are important to you. If your are full time house mom with infants or kids, look out if they have day care centers and children play area where your children can engage themselves.

If you have any health or medical impairments, look out for certified personal trainers with whom you can share with confidence and they can design appropriate physical fitness program for you.
Other things to look for are aerobic classes, gyms and see if the classes are enjoyable. If they are able to give you a tour, it is recommended to tour and see all the facilities before you join and see if the classes and environment is amenable to you.

Always try before you join

Sales staff always has the knack of selling benefits of their health club, but it is very important for you to spend some time in the health club, try out the equipment and get the feeling of the atmosphere. If they offer one day trial membership or any free trial, go for it so that you will have the first hand knowledge and know if it suits your requirement. The things to look out for are how crowded the health club is, number of equipments they have, maintenance of the equipment and customer service.

Amenities and facilities:

If you are planning to spend most of your day in the health and fitness club, look out if they cafeteria, comfortable lounges and reading rooms to spend your leisure time. Also look out if they have any kind of meeting room where you can meet new friends and expand your social network.

Cost and contracts:

This is the most important aspect. Find out exactly what the membership fee includes; personal training, use of equipments, pool, dining services, towel services, child care services, lockers, etc and how much cost for extra services. Some health club has one time membership fees and some health clubs have annual memberships. Find out the cost; inquire for different packages available so as to enable you to choose the best package based on your needs and budget.
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avid Lloyd Leisure is the leading racquets, health & fitness club group in the UK with 59 clubs across the country and over 300,000 members.
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