Health club memberships fundamentally are a value-driven purchase – you are paying for access
to a place that provides you with huge benefits to your life – health, looks, sex, friends,
style (if you use it).
Clubs usually charge you an activation or enrollment fee along with monthly dues.
Discounts and Promotions
Generally, there are clubs that will offer promotions to get you to join, and there
are clubs, that, as a policy never discount. You’ll be able to figure out which
bucket each club fall into pretty quickly.
For those that offer discounts, you’ll want to make sure you ask about and take advantage
of any current promotion the club is offering. In many cases, it might be free personal
sessions. Take them up on this offer.
Once you join, the impact of a few
personal training sessions can be what you need to really spark your habitual use of the facility.
For those clubs that do not discount their dues, it is with good reason. Their decision to
do so ensures that all members pay the same amount – so you can look around those peers working
out with you and know that no one has a better deal than you.
Sometimes clubs that do not discount their dues amount will offer a promotion on the enrollment
or upfront fees. Make sure you always ask about this, even if it is not brought to your attention.
Gyms and health club memberships can run anywhere from around $20 a month to over $400 per month
at the extreme. The bottom line is that in most cases, you get what you pay for. For some people,
a set of weights, some treadmills, and a couple good machines will suffice, while others need a pool,
a range of different classes, and a social atmosphere as well. While for some, a very basic gym meets
needs, the others should not be afraid to pay a little more to belong to a facility that provides
a wholesome atmosphere and community feeling. Don’t think of it as an extra cost- think of it as an
investment in your health.
Once you know all that you want to know about the gyms you have investigated, it is time to make a
decision. It is important to take a step back from the situation – it’s easy to get caught up in the
excitement of a new gym, and sales people are likely to put pressure on you to sign immediately, which
can later lead to regrets. The right club should be functional, convenient, and comfortable for you.
After you’ve given the situation some thought and weighed the pros and cons of each gym, you’re safe
to take the plunge! The sooner you get working on your fitness, the sooner you’ll start looking and
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