Nov 24 2014

Sports Direct Budget Gyms: What Do You Think?

Posted by admin in Fitness, Health, News

Gyms in the UKIn case you didn’t hear about this already, Sports Direct is about to open what they call a “budget gym” chain here in the United Kingdom. The latest news is that they want to open several hundreds of low-cost gyms here where the membership will only be a few British pounds per month.

My worries here is that people who want to do something for their health and fitness won’t get too much out from joining such a low budget gym.

I mean, what service would you get in return for your five pounds monthly fee? Chances are you will get your membership card and you will be allowed to enter the gym whenever they are open. But what about those other important things such as having access to personal trainers or getting helpful advice on recommended exercise routines and equipment?

We can safely assume that five bucks per month won’t include those essential things. This type of budget gym can easily lead to many people going there without a clue and without a plan, using the wrong equipment or being in the gym not knowing what to do altogether! From that point of view even only five British pounds per month would be  a waste of money and of course a waste of time when you want to do something for your fitness.

I always tell those who ask me that they should really do some research before they join a gym and only pick these gyms where they know they can also get a personal trainer if the want so. There is a good number of quality gyms today which not only offer access to various equipment but where they also offer a range of classes and courses. This can be things such as karate or judo classes but also special classes for weight loss and so forth. In fact, I think participating in such classes can be a much better thing to do as compared to only visiting the gym. There is no doubt about it,  you should never make compromises when you pick a gym!  Choose a good gym such as the London Fields chain of gyms that offers courses such as Pilates Hackney and not a “low budget gym” where you don’t get anything in return!