There are large and small private gyms on the market. Both types of gyms have their own appealing qualities, but it is important to take all of the differences into consideration before choosing one gym over another gym. The following guide walks you through a few of the differences to consider between a large and a small gym.
The Workout Machines
Larger gyms usually have many different types of workout machines that smaller gyms may not have. The smaller gyms are limited to a specific space and can only fit in so many machines. This can often lead to you having to way to use a machine because there are only one or two of that specific machine in the whole gym. Larger machines will often have five or even ten of the same machines available so you will hardly ever have to wait to use a machine.
The Locker Room
Large gyms often have very large locker rooms. This can lead to a lot of people showering and changing at the same time. If you are someone that feels self-conscience about your body or someone who does not feel comfortable seeing people without their clothes on, the larger gym locker rooms may not be the right fit for you.
Large gyms often offer many different classes for you to take to help you burn calories, build muscle, or simply stretch your muscles and relax. Smaller gyms often do not have the space to be able to offer dance classes, yoga, or any other classes because there is no open areas in the gym.
At a large gym, there is often a personal trainer and dietitian in the building during most times of the day. Having a personal trainer around can ensure that you always use the equipment properly because he or she will be able to see what you are doing and correct you if need be. Also, you can hire them to come up with a diet and fitness plan to help you reach your goals. Smaller gyms do not commonly staff personal trainers or dietitians because of the high costs. They do often allow you to hire your own trainers and have them come into the gym with you during your workouts though.
Now that you know a few benefits and downfalls of each gym, you can make an informed decision about which type of gym is right for you. You want to be sure that you take the time to take a tour of the facility before signing up for a membership to ensure that it has a comfortable atmosphere and everything you need to reach your workout goals.