Do you want to lose some weight? Have you had a membership to a large gym in the past, but the experience was less than satisfactory? You may think that your only options are to workout at home or to go to the gym you hate, but that's not true. There are plenty of smaller private training gyms around that may be able to meet your needs. Here are some of the advantages of going with one of these smaller gyms:
Personalized experience: At a huge chain gym, you're just another face in the crowd. While they may have personal trainers available, there may be no way to get the same trainer twice. As a result, gym sessions can feel like disjointed experiences. One trainer may think it's best that you focus on weights while another puts more emphasis on cardio. It can be confusing for you and may be what put you off going to the gym in the first place. At private training gyms, there are fewer clients so the staff can get to know everyone who comes in. There are also fewer staff, allowing you to get to know them better as well. While you may still have to switch personal trainers every so often, the smaller staff size means that it's easier for them to communicate and coordinate your fitness goals between them.
Specialized equipment: In order to stay open, large gyms have to have a lot of general equipment that appeals to everyone. They may have row after row of treadmills and a few stepping machines, but you may not be able to find rowing machines or the inversion tables that you would prefer to use. As a result, you may find it difficult to stay motivated enough to continue going to the gym. On the other hand, private training gyms usually stay open by offering things that the bigger gyms do not. At a private gym, you may be able to find not only the equipment that you were looking for, but also equipment that you didn't know existed.
Gym fees: Smaller private training gyms are, obviously, smaller than huge chain gyms. This makes all of their costs lower, from air conditioning to the number of staff needed to keep the place functional. They may then be able to pass this savings on to you. This may not be true of all small gyms, but for the ones that it is, the savings can be substantial. When combined with having the equipment that you want to be able to use, you may find it almost impossible to not join the gym in question.