Multi station home gyms cannot offer what bodybuilding gyms can. How do you decide which types of gyms will suit your needs and goals?
In almost every neighborhood in every city in North America you can find a decent gym. In fact, in a lot of cities you'll find more than one gym less than a five minute drive from your home.
There is a high demand for quality gyms. For most people good bodybuilding gyms have become as popular as coffee houses.
In the past, body builders just needed a bar, some weight plates and a bench. And most of the bodybuilding gyms were dirty, dark, had scary members and were located in the worst parts of the city.
But this has changed. Almost all bodybuilding gyms are bright, open, have brand new equipment (and lots of it) and as mentioned before are located in almost every neighborhood.
A lot of body building gyms just offer one basic membership and for most that's all that's needed.
However, for those who like to pick and choose their own membership package, use it for a brief trial membership, etc. there are a lot of choices.
When you do decide to join one of the best bodybuilding gyms around there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Here are guidelines to help you narrow your choice of body building gyms down to just one:
Take a close look at the contract and ask to take a copy of it home so you can read through it. If they say no and want you to sign before you go out the door, just leave.
If they're honest they'll have nothing to hide.
On the contract notice if it contains a list all services that are provided and included with your membership. If the sales person makes you a promise or a special offer you need to get it in writing.
Make sure you know the exact cost of everything that's included in your membership including enrollment fees, extra finance charges, etc.
Do you have full access of all the facilities or do some things cost more?
What's the length of the membership?
Is there a trial period that allows you to cancel the contract and get your money back if you find that it doesn't suit your needs?
Are there any cancellation or refund policies if you move away, cannot exercise for a number of months, etc.
If any Bodybuilding Gyms require that you give them a deposit or your credit card number before you've had an opportunity to carefully read over the contract, just politely say "No thanks" and get up and leave.
As a final note, do not consider joining a gym that hasn't opened. A lot
of new bodybuilding gyms offer a special promotion if you become a
member a few months before they're scheduled to open.
This is a very shady practice as anything can happen and you may be out all of your money without ever setting foot in the place.
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