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Joining a Health Club

Health Clubs, How do you decide which one to join? One of the great mysteries of a fitness plan is how to decide which health club, gym or fitness center is the right one for you.

Most people go around and ask people they know which on to join and over the year I have belonged to a half dozen of so health clubs or gyms.

The Decision to join a gym

gym equipmentCongratulations on your decision to join a health club. This is one decision that once you follow through with, and keep up your level of commitment will forever change your life and how you relate to people, food and exercise.

There is initially on joining a gym or health club an excitement in the future and a real clarity of purpose.

I have never felt the excitement of being in a gym by doing any kind of other exercise.

Health clubs are a business and since you are going to be doing business with a Health Club you should be armed with information and the ability to make a decision based on what is important to you and not what is pitched to your by the health club salesman.

I want to be very clear here, the onus is on you to decide what you want and need in a health club and the nice lady or mans job is simply to have you join their club.

What I will do within this series is educate you on what is important to think about and after that you can make the decision yourself, armed with the knowledge that you need to take that health club sales pitch head on and rebut it.

The Process of Finding A Gym

In these next few articles I will help you to create a checklist of what is important when you go out looking for fitness center to join.

Joining a gym- The Tour

Staff in the gym

Other factors of Joing a Gym

We will uncover staff and what to look for, membership hours, fitness equipment, health club amenities, classes worth taking or not and of course the price that you should pay and how to decide what is fair.

If you already belong to a gym, fine, this may allow you to reevaluate whether you are at the right place and if you do not belong to a gym you will probably be joining one soon and I hope all the information you will find will help you make an informed decision on what kind of health club is for you.

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I am always on the lookout as to what makes some people really standout in sport and what those differences are that we can incorporate into our lives.

Today I found a great short video where Britanny Lang shows us what she does to physically prepare for her pro golf events.

Brittany Lang is a pro golfer in her 9th year as a pro and the LPGA site has a video of her workout philosophy and regimen.

Britanny Lang Workout Plan

britanny langIn the video Brittany was pretty open with her view that a pro or even amateur golfer needs to be very aware of their fitness and she talks about how she likes to do weights but has not done quite as much as early in her career.

Also it is nice to hear that Brittany Lang has a great workout schedule plan which concentrates on weights ad exercising her core early in the week and as she gets closer to tournament playing days transitions to a lot of stretching to make sure that she is loose for playing.

She also demonstrates a few core exercises:

  • Single leg bridge for glutes
  • Side Plank
  • Superman for low back

Britanny really proves not only in her words but in her career how critical it is to build core strength and keep flexibility to have a long career in pro sports.

Article source: http://www.fitnesstipsforlife.com/brittany-lang-pro-golfer-workout-regimen.html

Things To Consider Before Joining A Gym

Joining a gym is probably the best thing you could do for your health. Sure, you could go the ‘self-help’ way by picking up and doing random workouts, but you would go only so far with this ‘self-help’ approach. A time will come when you would need guidance of an expert.

Keep in mind that there is a reason why fitness trainers charge such astronomical amounts and are well paid by their clients as well.

gymHaving said that, gyms are not within everyone’s budget. Not many pockets could afford to join a premier gym, and the situation has worsened with the new tide of recession which is taking over the economy in a negative way.

Also most gyms would make you sign a contract before you could get started, this to ensure that you don’t cancel your membership midway. As such, you should spend some good time on research before choosing the best gym for yourself and investing in it.

What to Consider Before Joining a Gym

Let me tell you about the top three things you should consider before joining a gym.

Eligibility: You should join a gym only if you are interested in doing intense workouts such as training or interval training.

If you are simply interested in cardiovascular exercises such as swimming, jogging, etc., you don’t need to join a gym.

Gyms are best suited for those who have outgrown the cardio and taken to intense workouts because those workouts offer better and quicker results compared to cardio.

Also make sure that the gym you join has plenty of exercise equipments and workout plans for you; the last thing you want is to get bored of doing the same workout using the same equipment repeatedly, day after day.

Location: Ideally you should join a gym near your work or home. If the gym is located at a place you hardly visit ever, you are very likely to stop attending your fitness classes after the first few days.

Plus, having a gym at the proximity of a place you live in or frequent to would also save you fuel costs.

Viability: For me, seeing is believing. No matter how popular a gym is, no matter how many times a gym is endorsed by top celebrities, it may not suit you.

That is why it is a good strategy to try out the membership for the first few days before joining on full scale. Most gyms offer “trial” or “guest” memberships whereby you could try out the equipments for free for the first few days. If your preferred gym doesn’t offer such plans, join the one which does.

Credibility: In this day and age of fraudsters, you need to be very cautious about the fitness trainers you would be working with. If the trainers are amateurs, you would receive very little benefit from your fitness training; worse, you could end up injuring your body badly.

Unless you are a fitness pro yourself, you would want to work only with professional trainers who know their stuff. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask the staff or the existing clients of the gym about the credentials of the trainers.

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