Finding a Fitness Club in Your New City

by Judy Spencer Dona, CRS, GRI, BROKER 09/01/2019

Moving into a new environment can be exciting and interesting. However, finding new places or stores to get products and services can be difficult. Finding the right fitness club goes a long way for an individual. The right fitness gym will suit your personality perfectly and help in keeping you motivated to find your way back to the gym. The best option is to do thorough research to find the perfect fitness club in your new city.

When finding a fitness club in your new city there are some essential factors you need to consider, and they include: 

  1. Location. It's best to choose a gym located close to your home or your office. So, whenever you have a busy schedule, it will make everything more comfortable and easier for you. Also, you can decide to stop at the gym in the morning on your way to work or detour there after work.
  2. Cost. The expense is an essential factor to consider when finding the right fitness club. You need to check the payment schedule that will be suitable for you. Some clubs offer discounts based on your residency and others because of an arrangement with your company. Ask around until you find a suitable place that meets most of your expectations at a reasonable price.
  3. Equipment. Make sure you go inside and take a good walk around the gym. Verify that they have many different types of equipment, especially the ones you use often. Check that there is enough of the most popular equipment for all the members, so you won't have to wait in line before using it.
  4. Members. The way people respond to those around them is always different. There are gyms with same sex only, or open to all genders, or for a specific age group. It’s best if you choose a gym where you can feel comfortable, not intimidated, or embarrassed, and that’s not overcrowded.
  5. Staff. Be sure the staff of the gym is accommodating, supportive, available to answer every one of your questions, helpful, and have a good knowledge of fitness techniques and the equipment.
  6. Cleanliness. To prevent finding yourself in an unpleasant or uncomfortable environment, you need to check if towels are available and if the seats and grips receive a wipe down after each use. Also, check the maintenance of the restrooms, locker rooms, and showers.
  7. Classes. Make sure you see the timetable for fitness classes held in the gym. Ensure that the types of courses you enjoy meet at a time that is comfortable for you. Don’t forget to ask the club if they charge extra fees for classes before you sign up for them.
  8. Hours. Some gyms are open 24/7 while some close on weekends and even on holidays. Depending on your preference for when you love to work out, check if the gym will be open at the time of day you will use it.

After checking enough gyms, you'll surely find one that will suit you perfectly. If you’re planning to move, talk to your real estate agent about gyms in your new neighborhood.

About the Author
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Judy Spencer Dona, CRS, GRI, BROKER

You can learn a lot growing up on a farm in rural Illinois. Just ask Gillespie native Judy Spencer-Dona. When it came to the daily chores on her family's farm - raising the livestock and harvesting the crops - each member of the family did their part. And although she didn't realize it at the time, young Judy was learning invaluable life lessons that would be the foundation for her later pursuits. To this day, she'll tell you her strong work ethic and her commitment to getting the job done are direct results of her childhood days on her family's farm. Hometown Values Truth be told, Judy will always be a country girl at heart. Even though she moved away from her hometown for a period to take advantage of career opportunities, she carried with her the values she learned early on. While Judy was grateful for the chance to experience new places and meet new people, she always secretly longed to return to Illinois' rural countryside. She'll even tell you her love for her home grew stronger during her time away, which is whey she was even more grateful to be able to return to the area she cherished. It's been several years since Judy moved back, and she feels it more than ever - there's no place like home. She now has a different perspective on the area. More than ever she treasures the natural beauty, the easy-going atmosphere and, perhaps most importantly, the warm, friendly people. A Passion for Her Work With such a deep appreciation for all this special place offers, it's no wonder Judy is so passionate about her work. As the area's leading real estate professional, she finds few things more fulfilling than helping others in the community make the most of their opportunities here. Whatever your real estate goals, this dedicated professional is committed to getting the job done. Judy understands firsthand, there's no place like home. For buyers, she not only works hard to match you with the right home, but the perfect neighborhood to fit your unique needs. For sellers, Judy knows there are oftentimes many emotions involved in the real estate process. With genuine care and compassion, she covers the details and strives to make your transition smooth and worry-free. A Homegrown Professional Whether you're looking to buy or sell a home in Macoupin or Montgomery County, put your move in the hands of a homegrown professional who understands your needs. A professional who knows There's No Place Like Home. Make the most of your real estate opportunities and call Judy Spencer-Dona today to schedule a private consultation. • Full-Time Real Estate Broker • Top Producer in the combined counties of Macoupin and Montgomery since 1999 • Your Lake REALTOR with over $20,800,000 in lake sales alone • Works With New Construction and Custom Built Homes • Relocating?--Let me be your relocation resource • Your Mature Moves Specialist--Condominiums for 55 years young • Top Overall Producer for Century 21 Reid Baugher Realty since 1999 • Quality Service Award Agent (chosen by clients) • Centurion Award, Century 21 - '00-'07 & '13-'16 - Top 1% Nationally • Ruby Award -- Illinois Association of REALTORS President's Club - '01-'06, '14 • Diamond Award -- Illinois Association of REALTORS President's Club - '08-'12, ‘15