But I've been super indecisive when it comes to actually joining a gym... mainly for the following reasons:
- In the past, I'd join and NEVER GO! Wasting money. :(
- Because of #1, I'm afraid of getting sucked into a 1-2 year contract and to be honest I'm working on my credit right now (want to buy a house in my future).
- I hate sales people! I hate the over-aggressive sales tactics and I don't want to be put in a weird position if I'm only inquiring.
- If I join a place... I want it to be month to month, so if some financial emergency does come up, I can cancel with 30 days notice.
- It needs to be nearby... or I will not use it. (I admit, kind of lazy here with effort)
- If I need daycare, its there and offered in the price.
- And I think I want to hire a personal trainer to learn proper form & get motivation (mostly keep me accountable).
I'm sure there are more reasons in my head, swirling around. So I definitely am not joining Gold's Gym (went on a 7 day free pass with a friend once), I don't like the environment... felt so judged for being the fat person working out and it seemed like a club for people to hook up or something. Add in the staff, kind of sucked plus I read a ton of Yelp reviews about their contract stuff. I was considering Anytime Fitness, but no real daycare - its a small gym. Then I was considering CrossFit, but after doing my personal wellness class last fall and seeing my friend hurt from it, I'm like... NOPE, not for a beginner like me. But because of that same class, it has made me seriously consider doing Yoga and Zumba, thus the reason I want a place that offers classes within the price.
So after a lot of thinking and some slight talking with my husband... because lets be real, I run things... lol. It has been decided to join the YMCA as a family. It costs $75 a month for 2 Adults and children (unlimited to a certain degree). They offer various classes there and all this month they are waiving that "join" fee, which is $100 for our family size. Plus, there are some other benefits... but I think this is a good fit not only for myself personally... but my husband and the kiddos.
By the way... don't tell anyone... my husband had his VSG surgery 12/2/2014, he's down from 319 lbs. to 264 lbs. Amazing! And its time for both of us to get active. Its a family effort.