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How Do I Choose A Place To Workout?

Choosing an exercise program can be a challenging decision to make. You have to take into consideration a variety of factors.

We’d like to help you address those factors here.  This for any gym but especially holds true for gyms, like ours, that offer group and personal training – times when you’re always working out with a coach.


Location is a big deal. Like, a really big deal. The place you workout has to be convenient or there’s a high likelihood you won’t attend. Start looking for a place that is either close to home, close to work or on the direct route between those two places.

Importance Value on a scale of 1 – 5: 4



If the hours don’t work with your schedule, and you’re not making stipulations for things just to have an excuse, then the place isn’t for you. You might also consider flexibility of the scheduling; are various times available to you, do morning and evening exist, can you adjust your schedule weekly?

Importance Value on a scale of 1 – 5: 5


Community / Atmosphere:

Once you get committed to a place the difference between community and atmosphere will become clear but until then they might seem like the same thing.

What to look for in a solid gym atmosphere:

    • Is everything orderly and kept in seemingly the right place?
    • Is the facility clean?
    • Does it have a good vibe when you walk in and when you’re working out?

What to look for in a solid gym community:

    • Do you get greeted at the door by your name?
    • Are the people you meet friendly and supportive even though they don’t know you?
    • Is the business connected with the physical community it is a part of?
    • Do you get the ‘feel’ that the people who attend enjoy the precious time they spend there?

Importance Value on a scale of 1 – 5: 5



Not everyone moves the same way. Not everyone has the same goals. Occasionally, we all need modifications to exercises to make them easier to accomplish and sometimes we need certain exercises to be more challenging.

Be sure to find a workout place that offers you the ability to scale up or down for what ever reason. Don’t feel like you always need to be doing exactly what everyone else is doing. We all have our own strengths!

Importance Value on a scale of 1 – 5: 5


These are just some of the factors to consider but the ones we think are the most important, especially since most of them are ranked with a 5!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about our programs or if we can assist you in your health and fitness journey!

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