HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HEALTH CLUB MEMBERSHIPS
When applying for any of the many health club memberships today, the two concerns you probably have is one: what type of membership fits you and second: whether it is best to pay monthly or per session. Here is a little guide that will help you get the most out of your health club membership without having to bust your bank account.
Health clubs today provide a consultation session with qualified exercise and workout experts on what program will fit you best. These consultations are not only designed to customize your workouts but also to help you save money since the prices are based on a per service basis.
Most health clubs will throw in some extras but unless you are certain that it is necessary to your program, you can do without them. For example, some memberships may come with the use of both gym and racquetball facilities but if you're not planning on playing racquet ball then you can opt just for the gym facilities. Don't be put off by some health clubs' pushy sales staff. Just be firm on what you want.
Customizing your workouts may or may not cost you more than just availing of a simple membership but the thing is you will get the most out of your workout and will feel more motivated if your workouts are tailored and confident that you will be able to meet your fitness goal.
Once you've chosen your type of membership, you need to decide on how often you want to go so you can determine how you can pay for your gym visits. Health clubs will offer you a selection of payment plans but as a standard, they should offer you the option of either paying monthly or per session.
This is especially advisable if you're one of those people who lead busy lives and can only afford to visit the gym once a month so in cases like this, you are better off paying per session. However, if you are able to visit on a weekly basis then paying paying monthly is the way to go.
However, some people will opt to pay monthly as a way to commit to their fitness goals or as a motivation for keeping to their workout programs. But the thing is every time you fail to visit the gym when you're supposed to you're not getting your money's worth so if you find yourself tied to a monthly membership you have to make sure that you keep up with your visits to get the most mileage out of what you paid for. But if you find it nearly impossible to fulfill regular visits then its best to downgrade to paying per session.