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Thinking about switching gyms.

We have been going to one gym, due to the fact that it had classes and a friendlier to us (at the time anyway) but now we are thinking of switching to a different gym. This is because the one we are thinking about switching to is cheaper and the atmosphere of the old place is still nice, but we are not attending the classes anymore. So we are spending more to go there than we would if we switched, the new gym would have more hours where they are open. The new one though does not have anything that monitors your workout per machine like the one we currently go to. So I think it is going to be whether or not we want to give up that piece of equipment on each machine. Decisions, decisions. Hmm... What shall we do? I am thinking we will switch to the new gym, but not completely sure.

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What's the price difference and what are the consequences of leaving your current gym?
TheGremlyn on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:21 pm
Less cost, more available hours, sounds pretty good. What does old gym's workout monitor do? You can probably purchase your own personal workout monitor.
standready on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:31 am
That kind of stuffs monitor heart beats or estimate calories usually.
In my opinion, heart rate monitors doesn't really necessary in gym.
We could use the miles we ran or rounds we lifted to measure the quality of workout.
If we are not uncomfortable, we could stop at any moment.

The other things should be considered :

1. the distance : if the gym is too far away, people might not go there when the traffic is tough or the weather is bad.

2. the transportation fee : including driving gasoline cost, parking charge, bus fee, e.t.c.
If it is more than the reduction amount of gym price, the switching might not be a good deal.
rx9876 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:57 am
Location-wise it is just down the street from our current gym. The electronic that is on each machine, tracks settings, range of motion, weights, sets, and reps. The range of motion is the most crucial in my opinion. A machine will tell you something consistently, whereas a human can slowly slack off until they are not doing nearly the same range of motion. Cost-wise somewhere between 1/2 to 2/3rds saved, but must be paid on a yearly basis instead of a monthly one.
pauline123 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:58 am
Probably always better to be practical in choices like these. Sounds as though the one you're currently using would be more of a nostalgic than a practical choice. I'd go for the alternative and see whether you could get a free or paid trial month (in view of the fact that you have to sign up for a year), and then make your mind up at the end of the trial month.
deanhills on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:17 am
That is similar to what we are doing. We are currently not going to our old gym and just going to the new one to see if it will owrk for us. I am not sure, yet, but I think we will be making the switch.
pauline123 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:59 pm
Better go there to this new place a day or two and see if you guys able to fit it. Sometimes there are places you don't feel confabulate with the crowd at all.
dude_xyx on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:40 am
Well, today was I think our third or fourth workout there, and all is going well. Probably, going to freeze our old gym account, so we are not being charged, since we can do that for up to a max of 90 days. This way if we do find some reason we don't like the new gym, we can switch without repaying an enrollment charge.
pauline123 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:08 pm
You seem to have found a way to delay your decision which is good, sometimes things just work out eh. Sounds reasonable given that you have over three months to it out.

Habits will certainly be persuasive. As for the advantage of the machine managing, not sure what that will do for you but if your are happy in your new surroundings it probably wouldn’t matter? Time will tell you.

Good health to you.
Bluedoll on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:31 pm

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