Things to Look for in a New Gym

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It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the gym or have been transferring because of a contract, it’s important to research before you settle. We have compiled a list of things to look out for when you visit a gym. This is the best way to evaluate a gym, from its amenities to online reviews.

Assess the Weights

You can build serious strength if the gym has dumbbells that weigh 150 pounds or more. You’ll also notice a shorter wait time when training your legs. Make sure you have at least two racks on the ground.

Consider Convenience

Choose a gym close to your home and work. You’ll find it easy to get to the gym from your workplace.

Take the low-down on dues

Memberships at gyms can be for a single day or for a lifetime. We recommend that you sign up for a minimum of one year, as who knows what you might do in the next 365 days. Learn about the cancellation policy of the gym and how you can opt out. Are you unhappy with the feeling of being locked into a contract? A gym membership is cheaper upfront and usually has a shorter term.

Look for cutting-edge equipment

While not all equipment will be new, there should be high-tech tools for training. Ergonomic rowers, suspension trainers, gymnastics rings, the Renegade Stand, and the Hurricane from Sorinex provide advanced ways to train your entire body.

This post was written by Darryl Johnson, Co-Owner of Apex performance. At Apex performance we are a community of highly trained experts looking to provide performance enhancement and a permanent lifestyle change for our clients in a fun and interactive environment. Members can take advantage of one of the best gyms in Tampa, small group classes and specialized courses for a wide variety of athletics, sports training and body goals!