In general I can say that signing up with a gym is always a good idea although I think I need to give some fair warnings in advance for those who are still new to the idea.
The reason is simply that not all gyms are alike! What you don’t want is to sign-up with one of those black sheep gyms. Obviously you want to get fit and in shape, rather than wasting your money, right?
So how do you know whether a gym is good and whether a membership would be worth it?
A good way to get an impression about a gym is when you check their websites. You can recognize the good gyms easily since they will normally offer far more beyond a simple membership. Good gyms will likely list fitness trainers and other staff on their site along with the areas they’re specialized in.
The better gyms today are mostly also offering training classes and courses in addition to their standard memberships. Such classes are always recommended and often better than a simple gym membership. Why? Because there will be a qualified trainer that can advise you on the best workout routines and how to do them! Think about it! If you just join a gym and there is no trainer around you will likely not even know where to start, let alone what the most effective routines would be!
So before you get yourself a membership card for a gym, take a close look at their offerings and choose those fitness studios that offer more than a simple membership. It will almost always be worth it. Check out the best Hackney Gym too if you happen to live in or near Hackney!