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Personal Training Studio vs. Health & Fitness Clubs: Which is Right for Me?

When it comes to starting your fitness journey, choosing the right gym can be an overwhelming experience. Health and fitness clubs, crossfit gyms, boxing gyms, personal training studios, and all other types of gyms are all over the place, and choosing what is right for you can be very difficult. Your friends all try to talk you into meeting them at their favorite gym, but maybe it isn’t the right place for you. So, how do you decide between them all? Here is a short guide on the two major types of gyms people use, being health and fitness clubs and personal training studios, and how you can narrow down what you’re looking for!

Are you looking for a private experience, or are you looking for bigger crowds?

Some people prefer a private gym type feel that you get with a personal training studio, while others don’t mind the big crowds and large amount of space.

What do ALL of the fees look like?

Make sure to ask about ALL of the fees associated with the gym you are looking at and the personal training. Sometimes, they aren’t completely up front about some costs, and they can hit your wallet hard. Some gyms have more fees than others.

Do you like close-knit people?

If you are the type of person that likes forming close bonds with people you see every day, then a personal training studio or smaller gym will be a better fit for you. You don’t always get that kind of experience with bigger health and fitness clubs.

If you are wanting personal training, ask questions and find the right trainer.

As stated in other blogs, finding the right trainer for you is important in your success on your fitness journey. This goes for whether it is a personal training studio or a health and fitness club.

My ultimate piece of advice is make sure you pick what is a good fit for you and your needs. Don’t just settle. Finding the right environment for you and your fitness is incredibly important. People have different preferences, and ultimately it is what you decide is going to make you successful!

By: Ryan McIvor

Ryan McIvor | Personal Trainer




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