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What To Look Out For Before Signing For A Gym Membership

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Exercising is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It helps you burn calories, reduce the risk of obesity and protect your heart. If you are looking to commit yourself to a healthier lifestyle and you’re thinking of joining a gym, we’ve listed a few things to note before signing up.

Payment and Cancellation

For some gym-goers, cost is an important factor to consider. Before signing a contract, take a good look at the duration of the membership and the fees that you are going to pay. Gyms offer a variety of membership plans to choose from. Make sure to choose one that's best for you and consider the exact costs, including the enrolment and maintenance fees. You’ll also want to double-check its cancellation policy.

Equipment and Amenities

When looking for a gym, assess if they have the equipment that you’ll need to meet your fitness goals. If your priority is cardio, the gym that you need to choose should have adequate cardiovascular machines. Also, check if the equipment is of good quality and if it is well-maintained. Gyms with amenities such as a swimming pool, sauna, group fitness classes or childcare facilities might be worth considering as well.


Choose a gym that is easily accessible. Gyms that are in close proximity of your home or workplace are a good option. The location’s convenience sometimes provide the motivation you need to keep you faithful to your workout regimen.


With different people coming in and using the equipment, every effort should be made to minimise the spread of germs. There should be sprays or wipes provided to clean the machines after use. Additionally, you could ask about the gym’s cleaning practices.

Experienced Trainers

If you want a more personalised training programme, most gyms have in-house trainers available for sessions. In hiring a professional trainer, it is important to assess their skills and ask about their certifications. Avoid having mediocre training sessions at all costs.

Whether your goal is fat loss or to gain strength and size, our qualified staff at Atlas Gyms can help you on your quest to achieving a life-changing body transformation, and a great attitude toward a healthy and balanced lifestyle. We are a 24 hour gym that operates as a personal training and fitness centre in Chippenham town centre. For more information, call us on 01249 248219 56 or email us at enquiries@atlasgyms.com and one of our friendly staff will be in contact promptly.