Should You Join a Gym-Pros & Cons

Thinking about joining a gym? There are pros and cons to joining a gym, and it is up to you to decide why you should join a gym or why you should not join a gym.

As many of you know, I have been in the health and fitness industry for many years and am a rep for Beachbody, which is a leader in at home workouts. You might assume I would tell you to workout at home. Personally, I love the gym atmosphere and still teach group fitness classes.

Advantages of Joining a Gym:
*Childcare Available-you get workout done without interruptions at home
*Be part of a Community
*Wide Variety of Exercise Equipment
*Group Fitness Classes

Disadvantages of Joining a Gym:
*Time-More time needed to drive to gym/check in/drive home
*Costly
*Long Term Contract

5 Questions to ask yourself before joining a gym:
1.What does your schedule look like?
2.Do you need a community? Do you feed off energy of other people?
3.What is your goal?
4.What do you like to do? What types of workouts?
5.What can you afford to do long term? Financial? Time?

There are many reasons why you should or should not join a gym. If losing weight is your goal, remember that 80% of your results are based on your nutrition, so I would tell you to focus on that first. I do run online accountability groups and would love to help answer any questions you have regarding nutrition, along with what type of workout would be best for you.

Thoughts or questions? I'd love to hear from you.