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Looking For A New Fitness Gym? Consider These 5 Important Factors


Choosing a fitness gym for active minded people is like choosing a good life or business partner – you want a sense of security, stability and happiness with the relationship at a very basic level. A good gym connection can build much more at a higher level, and depending on your favorite workout activities-going to the workout can also be intense, enjoyable, calming and social.

It is worth the effort to take the time carefully to choose the right fitness gym for your needs.

If you haven’t yet found a fitness gym to call your own, take comfort. The Niagara Region is home to over 70 gyms and fitness facilities. Luckily for you, we’ve built a list of the 5 major motivations to make things simpler when selecting a Fitness Gym.

1. Location:

Was the workout gym suitable for your house, school or worksite? Whether it is on the way, or close, you are more likely to use the gym. Choosing a gym within walking or cycling distance from your main hubs will add the benefit of cardio and fresh air.

Experience the facility in person for the entire sensory experience-it’s the feeling. What does it look like, smell, and sound like?

2. Hours: 

Does the hours of exercise in the gym suit your availability and workout preferences? Are you interested in classes that are offered during the day and on the weekends? Is there personal trainers available at all gym hours?

If you need a gym 24/7 and year-round, be sure to ask about holiday hours and planned closures.

3. Variety of Equipment/Classes:

When choosing a fitness gym, does it cover the three fitness disciplines, i.e., cardio, resistance, and classes? Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Living recommends 60 minutes of activity daily for optimal health benefits.

Does the facility provide a wide range of cardio machines, resistance areas and options, and a full schedule of varied classes as well as classes geared to skill level?

Fitness gyms offering a wide variety of classes:

4. Friendly, knowledgeable staff:  

Does the facility have a reception area? Are the staff friendly, and knowledgeable enough to answer your questions or refer appropriately? Are important announcements made in timely, effective ways (text, email, indoor/outdoor signage, website or social media)?

5. Expert supervision and support:

Does the fitness gym have qualified personal trainers on-site to help with the proper use of the equipment and for a personal consultation? Are their credentials openly listed?


To learn about 5 other key considerations for selecting the perfect fitness gym for you visit the full article.

Visit Local Sport Search for more information about fitness and exercise and to find the local fitness and yoga facilities near you.