Sunday, October 18, 2009

Is Your Gym Preventing You From Dumping Fat?

Fitness centers have their own personalities. You may already know which facility in your area is known as the pick-up place, the muscle head gym, the bargain gym, etc.

To get fitness and weight loss results, your health club needs to be a place where you feel comfortable and supported. You also need a facility where you get knowledgeable advice and a well designed program.

Check out this interesting article by Chris Dwelle to see if your gym supports or impedes your fat loss progress.

5 Ways a Big Box Gym Prevents Your Fat Loss
by Chris Dwelle

I bet most of you didn't know that I used to be a fitness director in a "Big Box" gym for a few years. It was a learning experience to see what goes on behind the scenes of big fitness centers and how they succeed so well. For those of you that are unaware, a "Big Box" gym is your "mall-like" fitness center that opens up at a location complete with tons of exercise equipment, latest technology, hottest group classes, pool, and many more amenities. These facilities are typically built from the ground up and will have a "pre-membership" sale to drive customers into their doors. The facility is usually very nice, accommodating, and sometimes...very "busy"--meaning lots of 'stuff' going on (lighting, built in Starbucks or Subway, music, and Wi-fi capabilities).

But did you know that the Big Box gym actually prevents you from losing fat? Did you know that every time an LA Fitness or 24 Hour Fitness opens, their goal is to keep you from reaching your goal? Want to how? Here's a list of things that I have at some point or another dealt with directly.

Read the rest of the article here ==> 5 Ways a Big Box Gym Prevents Your Fat Loss

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