Not all gyms are created equal. Check out this post from Lisa Johnson at That’s Fit before making any decisions on where to become a member.
Lots of people go health club shopping this time of year as September is traditionally the second busiest month for new memberships behind January and all those New Year’s Resolutionists. We’ve compiled a list of questions for you to ask any potential new health club. You’ll be bopping along on a treadmill in no time with this list in hand.
What are your hours? You want to make sure the gym is open at a time that’s convenient for your schedule. Plus if they only offer limited hours, it’s a sign that the gym is struggling for members.
How often do you clean the equipment? Sweat and bacteria mix really well; this is not good for you. Ask gyms how often they wipe down the equipment. The answer should be two to three times per day. Yes, members are supposed to clean up after themselves, but they don’t always, and it’s the gym’s job to make sure everything stays clean.
How often do you clean the locker facilities? Another super important question; the answer should be frequently. A good health club will send people into the locker rooms hourly to clean and tidy up. There should never be towels on the floor and the sinks and toilets should be kept very clean.
Read the full post on That’s Fit.