OK so I lied, I have no idea how to choose a gym based according to the zodiac.
Why would your zodiac sign be important anyway? The only thing that matters when choosing a gym is that you make sure you use it consistently! So it’s less about “Mercury retrograde and Saturn returns” and more about how accessible it is for you every single day.
There are several types of gyms out there:
The “frilly” gym
It’s that gym that also offers a juice bar and classes like Kangoo jumps. You can find them everywhere. This is a good gym if you’re just starting out, when having a lot of classes to choose from means that you can easily find something that is right for your fitness level and weight. But if you’re body conscious you might get intimidated by the “perfect” bodies out there. You also have to be carefull not to pile on calories with the extras at the bar. Some gyms even have a doughnut day. Talk about defeating the purpose.
The “bare-bones” gym
This is the kind of gym where you can find body-builders. It has no classes and it can be really intimidating at first, but once you go past the first weeks and you keep comming back, you’ll be accepted quite quickly. Who knows, you might even get a hello from your training colleagues. This gym is best if you want to do strenght-training, you will find a lot of specialist fitness equipment and weights. And you will always find someone to spot you when you lift.
Everyone can benefit from swiming and it can be an excelent workout that will not impact your joints. If you have knee problems, consider hitting the pool first in your quest for fitness. The only downside is that pools are more rare than other types of gyms, at least where I live. And sometimes pools can get pretty crowded, so try hitting it in the morning, rather than the afternoon.
The home gym
It doesn’t have to be at home. It can also be at work, or it can also be a running track. It just has to have easy access and no fee. This gym is best if you’re sure you can keep your promises and you have the space to keep a few free weights. The great thing about a home gym is that you can do your workout at any time. You can even involve your family in your workouts, to the added bonus of better health for everyone. The bad thing? You have to want to do that. When going to a regular gym you give training your full and undivided attention. Try to train at home and excercise has to compete with the newest shows on Netflix or the latest in cat videos. Also, running is not easy on the knees when you are out of shape and you might end up hurting yourself.
In the end, you need to choose the gym that is right for you with a combination of factors like: how close to home/work is it and how affordable is it and how fun is it to go train? And after you chose it, you have to stick to it!