I am planning on joining a health club—what things should I consider?

Several factors go into deciding what’s right for you. Some key questions include:

  • Are staff certified and trained?
  • Are trainers available and what are their rates?
  • What hours are you open?
  • What do monthly fees include? How much are they?
  • Does the main area look clean? (Locker rooms, too?)
  • Is there enough equipment and a variety of apparatus to use?
  • Are classes offered? If so, which (and do they differentiate for levels)? Are there additional fees, or do I need additional equipment?
  • Will I commit and get to utilize this expense?

Coaches' Takeaway

There are several factors in considering what type of facility you should choose. As you will note above, there are a few questions you may want to to help you decide. It is always a good idea to have a good feeling after your first impression. Don’t be afraid to ask club employees questions and ask if you can speak with current members as well.

Tools & Resources

CDHPCoach’s Storage Facility, where the Coach has organized and compiled a vast amount of tools and resources for you to access.


Housed here are key components and information within the book, Bend the Healthcare Trend which was the impetus behind the CDHPCoach.