A little less than two years ago, my cardiologist was very concerned about my weight and recommended that I go on a modified Keto diet. I must stress “modified,” because some of the Keto diets you find on the internet can actually be harmful to you. My diet is under the supervision of a certified dietician to whom my doctor referred me.
I started off great, losing almost 30 pounds in a very short time. Then I hit a weight wall that I could not get past. I asked my dietician what to do and she recommended that I increase my exercise. Increasing wouldn’t be hard for me since I hadn’t been doing any.
I tried joining a local gym, but I quickly found that particular one didn’t work for me. It wasn’t due to lack of desire, just their general business hours policy. They simply weren’t open when I needed them to be.
With the new year in full swing, I’m in the process of finding a new gym that will fit my needs. I did some research for any pointers that can help me stick to my exercise regimen and find the right gym for me.
Here’s a few do’s and don’ts I found in my research:
Do find a gym that has operating hours that fit your needs.
- Do you need one that’s open 24 hours?
- Is it open on Saturday and Sunday?
- Is it open when you’re not working or on your days off?
Do find one that has the type of equipment that you will use.
- Do you want free weights?
- What about weight machines?
- Treadmills and Cycles?
- Do you want a pool?
- Do you need a dressing room with a shower?
- What about a sauna?