Should You Be Going To A Health Club Or A Gym?

During January, most people up and down the country feel like they should be doing some type of exercise to help them lose the weight that they’ve put on over Christmas.

For some, a few brisk walks every week will be enough exercise for them to get rid of the extra pound or two that they gained over the festive period.

Others, however, will have to be a whole lot more committed and dedicated to losing weight as due to them indulging over Christmas in both food and alcohol, they’ve gained more weight than they would have liked and it’s going to take more than a few walks throughout the month to lose it.

It’s these people in particular, the ones who want to get fit and stay in shape after Christmas, who very often decide to workout in a more formal environment, such as a health club or a gym.

If you’ve never been to a health club or a gym before, however, how are you supposed to know which one is the most beneficial and the more suitable option for you?

Looking at both on a basic level, each of them offer the ability to workout in a focused environment and in that respect, no matter if you were to get a membership to a health club or a gym, you should be able to lose the amount of weight that you want to lose.

Taking a look at them in more detail, however and you can see that the differences between the two mean that one could in fact be a lot more suitable to you as an individual, making the weight loss process easier and more enjoyable.

For example, when you go to a gym for the first time, it’s very easy to feel slightly intimidated – not because the people there are unwelcoming, but for the simple fact that it’s quite a focused environment, with everyone working out by themselves, intent on running for a few more seconds or lifting a few more weights.

When you go to a health club, whilst everyone there will still be working out, it’s a whole lot more relaxed. People are generally talking to each other and socialising whilst working out, something that you don’t often find when in a gym.

There’s also a difference in the services and amenities in gyms and health clubs. Head to a gym and you’re likely to get an array of cardiovascular and muscle developing equipment, showers and changing rooms and a vending machine or two.

Go to a health club and you’ll get all of this, but you’ll also be able to benefit from swimming pools, steam rooms, massage services, cafes, restaurants and numerous additional classes, such as boxercise.

What you have to keep in mind, however, is that because of the extra services you can use, the membership prices for a health club are very often more expensive than if you were to attend a gym.

Both health clubs and gyms give you the ability to lose weight in a focused environment, but there are some notable differences between the two. Check out both, do your research and make your decision on which one you feel you could exercise best in. BOLA TANGKAS