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What to Really Look for in a Gym

Weight room in Apollo Beach, FL.The type of gym you join is important. If you join a room filled with morons and useless “weight training machines”, you’ve not joined a gym, you’ve joined a money pit that’s gonna cost you not only in gym membership and hidden fees but in the potential savings (hospital visits, health insurance, etc.) you can get from improving your health not to mention the potential improvements in life quality that come from bettering your fitness and performance (fat loss, strength, balance, coordination, etc.).

Think you’re gym is a solid candidate for the "Best gym in the area" award? The following is how you can tell whether the fitness facility you’re considering joining or currently a member of is a great place to lift weight and achieve your goals or a fitness, performance, motivation and money black hole:

Power cages

If there isn’t one or more power cages, leave immediately. No reason to stay anymore. The owners and/or trainers of this gym have never lifted an ounce of serious weight in their lives. The culture there is likely either bodybuilder (all drugs, zero technique) and/or all-machines-cause-nobody-knows-what-they're-doing oriented and will be of no use to you for any reason. BTW, Smith machines are NOT power cages. They are in fact the opposite of power cages. Next point.

Olympic barbells

Free weight training with olympic barbells is, in our humble yet professional and highly experienced opinion, the ...
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