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SOKY Article January

By Christina | In In the Spotlight | on January 5, 2018

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GYM.

The start of the new year is always a popular time for setting goals and as most everyone knows planning to get healthier and in better shape is one of the top commitments people set out to accomplish. Unfortunately, many give up on that goal short of even making a dent. Apart from holding yourself accountability it’s important to choose a gym that tailors to your needs so you can eliminate the excuses and finally make a change in your habits. Choosing the right facility for you can be easy if you focus on these 4 qualities below.

1. Accessibility:

Obviously it has to be open during the hours you plan on working out. We also recommend that it be close to your home or work so it’s never an excuse that it’s too far out of the way. BAC offers access to two great facilities on opposite sides of town so whether you’re shopping on Scottsville Road or on your way home you can stop in for a workout.

2. Equipment Needs:

Honestly, if you only want to walk on a treadmill for your exercise you’re better off purchasing the equipment yourself. Cardio can be a great workout but done alone will not often warrant the results many strive for. Incorporating resistance and weight training will not only make you stronger but will also increase your bone density and burn more calories, even when you aren’t working out. Look for a gym that incorporates every aspect of fitness. This should include opportunities to work on your flexibility & balance, strength, cardiovascular endurance and agility. This will give you the tools you need to build a well-rounded workout routine.

3. Added features:

Choose a gym that offers amenities to keep you involved like Group Fitness Classes offered any time of the day, education classes, and basketball courts. These options will give you variety when things become mundane in your workout program. Our Cardio Theater is a top recommendation for those Members that struggle getting in enough cardio. You almost forget you’re working out in there because your brain is distracted from the movie playing.

4. Positive Vibes:

Surround yourself with a positive environment that’ll inspire you to push through the tough times. BAC has a staff full of upbeat and positive people from the workers in Child Care to the numerous Group Fitness Instructors. We’re all here to help you reach your goals.
Overall it’s about becoming a healthier, better version of you. Take this year as a chance to accomplish something for YOU!
Join us January 27th from 8:30 am -12 pm for our 3rd Annual Fitness Fair. An event for our Members to see what opportunities or services around the community can help them stay fit and healthy. We’ll also have group fitness classes and challenges throughout the event along with giveaways!

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