To sift through a persuasive sales pitch and find your best fit, we spoke with Fitness & Health Coach Jacqueline Carly (aka Fitarella). She's worked nearly every gym club position-from front desk and sales to personal training and fitness instruction.
Before you set foot in the gym, ask yourself these 10 questions and pick what Carly calls your "non-negotiables."
"When you know what you want and need, you can test-drive the gyms with them in mind," Carly says. Here's your question list:
1. What time of day will I be working out?
If you know that you'll frequent the gym at 7 a.m., check it out at 7 a.m. to feel the vibe. Aside from hearing the music and seeing the kind of people there (would you feel comfortable sweating around them?), make sure the