Since I really wanted to go back in training, I’ve decided to go to the gym and do either a bike or run on a treadmill. I’ve got everything plotted since last week and I’ve already started my diet plan. It’s gonna look like there are gym days and there would be road days; less weights for me though and more on cardio. Since I do not want to enroll to popular fitness centers (no need to mention them), I’ve decided to go to our friendly neighborhood gym.
Yesterday was day 1. As I arrived at the gym I was greeted politely by the attendant and accommodated my queries about the fees and gym hours (I wanted to do it after work). I was glad to see 2 bikes and a treadmill as they are on top of my list of machines. I was put aback when they mentioned that the treadmill was down and needed repair. Well at least they still have the bike. So I opted to do cycling. It wasn’t the best cycling experience for me as compared to what I had in Cebu back in February. Though the bike is similar, the feel wasn’t that close. I suppose the bikes were not well maintained by the owner and they put much less priority to cardio machines. Why? As I was cycling, I saw two (2) treadmills put aside and I assume those were all due for repair. So now that makes it 3 since the last one is also down.
Anyway, I managed to finish a 30-minute cycling exercise last night and got their floor splattered with sweat (yuck!). It felt great to see myself all drenched with sweat and thinking that I’m ready to be back (in shape).
For those, like me who wanted to be back in shape and training, you should be taking the following considerations when choosing a gym:
1 – You may opt to enroll at a cheaper gym than those popular ones
2 – Choose a gym near either to your place of work or your home
3 – Check their schedule and if it fits yours taking into consideration your work/school schedule
4 – Check the fee. Some would ask for a membership fee plus pay per session and others are okay with pay per session; I would go for pay per session
5 – When choosing #1, be sure to survey the area and the machines and equipment
6 – Know if the machines and equipments are working
7 – Know if they have back up of the machines and equipments
8 – I do not have issues on bathrooms or changing rooms since the gym is within the village but for some they are important. Inspect for cleanliness and if they have water.
9 – Check if they have lockers so you will know if you can bring your stuff inside the gym without the fear of losing them
10 – Bring your own drink/hydration
Since I was not quite satisfied with the gym that I went to yesterday, I’ll hop 0nto another next week.