Reasons Not to Join a Gym

Why Not To Join A Gym?

Gym membership may seem like a great idea at first glance. You get to look pretty and feel strong while getting exercise. However, there are some things that need to be considered before joining a gym.


Is it worth your money?

If you have the money then yes, but if not then don’t bother with it!


Are you willing to pay for something that isn’t guaranteed?


Will you actually benefit from the gym experience?


Do you really want to join a gym?


What kind of person do you want to become?


How much time will you put into it?

(Time commitment)


Is the gym environment conducive to your lifestyle?


What is a good reason to NOT join the gym?


How can you avoid nasty situations at the gym?


Can you afford the gym?

If not, then don’t go!

The gym is full of mostly fit people. If you’re really looking to lose weight then this is a great place to start. All you need to do is walk in the front door and you’ll feel intimidated just by looking at all the fit people.

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In the gym: Motives, meaning and moral careers by N Crossley – Body & society, 2006 –

Keeping girls in the gym: an examination of the reasons why females choose not to participate in high school physical education by F Porto, JS Andrade, RCF e Silva, NSL da Silva… – Medicine & Science in …, 2017 – LWW

Paying not to go to the gym by B Zapalski – 2015 –

Interaction order and beyond: A field analysis of body culture within fitness gyms by S DellaVigna, U Malmendier – american economic Review, 2006 –