Did you ever wonder if you wanted to get in the best shape of your life, is a gym membership required?
It’s a pretty interesting question to ponder. Despite the fact that I own an Anytime Fitness, I have to tell you the answer is no. A gym membership is not necessary to get into great shape. In fact, you can get a fantastic workout doing just bodyweight exercises in the comfort of your own home.
That said, having a membership to your local club does increase the number of tools in your toolbox. In other words, gyms typically have a lot of high-quality equipment that you simply wouldn’t have access to otherwise, and the culture and environment in the gym can be very motivating. You’ll typically also find fitness experts (certified personal trainers) who can help you determine the best path forward in terms of reaching your goals. These experts also help motivate you to get the results you want.
So based on these benefits, and many others, do I recommend you join a gym? Yes. But do you absolutely need to join one in order to get in great shape? No.