Hilton Head Health logo
Cultivating Curiosity
November 30, 2017
Hilton Head Health logo
Getting SMART this Holiday Season
November 30, 2017
Show all

Finding the Right Gym

Hilton Head Health logo

Convenience: Start by making it seamless and convenient: Find a place that fits in nicely with your routine. For instance;


  • a gym that’s on your way to and from work
  • a gym near home
  • a gym near work
  • perhaps you start by hiring a trainer to come to your house

Try a few before committing: Like searching for a place to live, dedicate time to see if it is a good fit for you. The more serious you approach this from the beginning, the more likely you are to stick to it. A few things you can do:

  • Set up times with a few gyms to get tours
  • Start with a multiclass punch-card
  • Most gyms offer free trial classes, free personal training sessions, or sometimes even a 1-month free trial

Safety: Be sure to go somewhere that is credible and safe:

  • They have an emergency procedure in place
  • They have first aid and AED easily accessible
  • They have credible certifications that are either through or recognized by:
    • ACSM
    • ACSM
    • NSCA
    • NASM
    • ACE
    • AEA
    • Water Art
    • AFPA
    • AFAA
    • Balanced Body (Pilates)
    • Pilates Sports Center
    • Pilates by Pilates Body Mind
    • Registered Yoga Alliance
    • Crossfit Level 3
    • FMS Level 2
    • Gymnastics Bodies