With the arrival of the new year come the new goals and with it one of the main that we usually have on the list, to join a gym and play sports. This purpose is one of the most sought by all, and in many cases when it comes to looking for a gym we usually resort to so-called low cost. So in this post we want to highlight some important points about what we have to keep in mind when it comes to choosing these types of gyms.

What to keep in mind if you decide to start training in a low cost gymLet’s not fool ourselves, nowadays the sport has become widespread and is something massive that belongs to the vast majority. That’s why more and more chains offer complete facilities at a low price. The whole service offered years ago has taken a back seat and so it is now important, especially in people who start this , to take into account a series of considerations that will depend on their future and how to train and get results.

Complete equipment, a risk for beginners

A key point of low cost gyms is that they are mostly fully equipped . What we found years ago in a gym of high standing, today we have it in any center. Of course, this in terms of machines and utensils to train is concerned. If we are looking for amenities or extras like sauna, spa, massage, swimming pool … very few low cost gyms will offer us.

Precisely this equipment is what makes many beginners feel seduced by these gyms, because simply knowing that they have at their disposal all the machines and have made them feel that their training will be more productive. Nothing further from the reality, because if we do not have advice and control over the routines and methodology to follow, we will hardly acquire a good base when training and we run the risk of injury more easily.

The lack of personal advice from the low cost

This is one of the points to keep in mind regarding low cost gyms. It is easy to look for an online tutorial or to look for the most veteran that we find in the gym, but nevertheless it is important that we learn a good technique. This technique will be the basis for evolving and is one of the main flaws found in low cost gyms. Therefore it is good that to begin with we decide for the gym that we choose, we have the advice of a monitor .

Massive gyms

Another important point is the massiveness of these types of gyms . The business of low cost gyms is that it attends a large number of people. Often the users are more than the means available in the training room. This makes the waits in many cases are too long or we do not perform the training routine as we should. So to begin, it is better to make sure that the center will offer a series of guarantees or at least have different alternatives to vary the routine depending on the influx of people.

The problem of group classes in low cost gyms

The theme of group classes is another to take into account when choosing one center or another. Most low-cost gyms offer group classes to their users, but they are not always the most desirable. In principle it is necessary to take into account that there are no levels that differentiate one type of user or another depending on their physical form. But the most worrying thing is that in most of these classes the monitor is virtual, that is to say, it is a recording that illustrates the class and that is the one that serves as a guide.

We return to the same thing that we mentioned earlier: for a person experienced in the subject is enough and he has left with an illustrative video that sets the pace. The problem is with the one that starts, because the virtual monitor does not correct or help improve the technique or the achievement of objectives. It is therefore important that we know this before letting ourselves be seduced by the wide variety of activities that we offer.

It is important that we take this into account, since to start a low-cost gym we can serve, but always with the right advice, since the vast majority offers personal monitoring and advice. This is one of the smartest options to start, as if we want to perform group activities, it is sensible to go with a monitor to guide the class and help us.