If you are interested in personal training but do not yet have a membership to an area facility, then you have a few important decisions to make before you can get started. Both health clubs and gyms offer personal trainers, but they offer two very different experiences. Which place you choose depends upon how committed you are, what you want out of a fitness facility, and how much you want to spend.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
How committed are you? If you know for a fact you’ll be sweating and addicted to this new fitness thing, then you may be able to save a good deal of money with an annual membership. However, if you’re one of the throngs of people who sign up as part of a New Year’s resolution and disappear entirely by May, then you’re better finding a month-to-month arrangement that lets you cancel at any time. Most gyms and health clubs offer a promotional rate to get you in through the front door.
WHAT IS A GYM?
You can think of a gym as a bare bones sort of facility aimed at people who value strength training above all else. Some gyms just have barbells, dumb bells, a stair climber, a stationary bike, and a treadmill. Other gyms may have added features like a juice bar, daycare center, swimming pool, or classes. These added options may be included with your membership or may come at extra cost.
WHAT IS A HEALTH CLUB?
Health clubs are usually more spacious and contain more added perks. It’s not uncommon to find a sauna, massage parlor, racquetball courts, swimming pools, running tracks, restaurants, tennis courts, basketball courts, child care facilities, hair salon, tanning booths, and a large variety of Beaverton personal training experts. Generally use of the entire facility is included in one fee.
WHERE TO GET PERSONAL TRAINING
There are several considerations when deciding where to find your personal trainer.
For instance, you may want to go with a gym if…
• You are looking to save money
• You mainly want access to weights
On the other hand, you may want a health club if…
• You need variety to sustain your interest
• You are interested in social activities, classes and boot camps
Before deciding, why not sit down with personal training staff at each type of facility, and try out a complementary day pass trial to make up your mind for sure.