Health Club Laws: California
Memberships in Health Clubs, Spas, and Studios
Which Health Club Plan is the Right One for You?
Health clubs are as individual as the people who use them. That’s why taking the time to do some research before you make your decision is a good idea—the greater your satisfaction with the club, the more likely you will achieve your exercise goals. Look for a facility that provides the equipment and services you need and enjoy.
Below are some things you should consider when checking into health and athletic facilities
Before You Sign Up, Ask Yourself:
What exercise options do I want?
___Aerobics, yoga, or spinning classes?
What types of services do I want?
___A personal trainer?
What features am I looking for?
___Is child care offered?
___Juice or snack bar?
What are my fittness goals?
___Weight gain or loss?
What are my physical limitations?
___What exercise is best for me?
___Do any medical conditions limit my exercise?
___Should I consult my physician before making a decision?
Visit the Health Club
Before signing a membership contract, there are things you should consider about each Health Club.
Take the checklist on the right with you when you visit a Health Club. Make a note of what features that gym offers, then weigh the pros and cons before you make a decision.
Satisfaction of Current Members
___cleanliness (showers, lockers, snack bar, etc.)
___free or paid?
___convenient to your schedule
___group rates (corporate, senior citizen, etc.)