Many of you made New Year's resolutions to lose weight this year and join a gym. But before you sign up, you need to do some research on how to pick a gym.
This is the most popular time of year for joining a gym with resolutions to shape up fresh in our minds.
If you're ready to step up to fight fat and get fit, try picking a gym with a convenient location. Selecting a location between work and home is the most likely way to make sure you actually go.
Take advantage of offers for a free trial workout, whether it's a few days or a week. Make sure you like what you see. Are there enough weights and machines? A wide variety of equipment is always good. Beware if you see a lot of machines that are broken.
Think about what you want out of a gym before you sign up. If you don't want to take that spin class or hit the pool, then it might not be the gym for you.