Choosing the right gym can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. With Congress considering making gym memberships and fitness classes tax-deductible, it might even save you money, too. Here are some considerations from Shape:
- Determine your needs. Some gyms are more focused on circuit machines, while some have more free weights, classes or cardio equipment. Not all have trainers available.
- Stay close. Going to the gym after you get home from work? It should be down the street. The same goes for sneaking out for a lunch workout at the office - it needs to be nearby.
- Test drive. Most gyms will give you a trial membership so you can check out the equipment and the crowd.
With a little preparation, you can ensure your gym is your home away from home!
- Dan Mulcahey