On about one of thee thing that I have found critical overtime, and that is a main determining factors on whether you will go to the gym now or then or all of the time is convenience to your local gym or gym at work.
You may think motivation will always carry you through but in actual fact if you are only a block away from the gym you will probably have a better chance of making it to the gym on a regular basis.
How Close Are Your Local Gyms?
The closest gym to your house may not be the best one for you but the important thing is to look at your schedule and decide when and where you are going to work out.
In the past I have worked out before work, at lunch and in the evening.
Decide when in your schedule you would like to fit in your exercise and from there decide when.
- Are going to work out before work?
- Are you going to go to the health club at lunch?
- Are you going to go to the gym after work or after dinner?
One other time that you may think about a workout is on the weekend.
If you are going to be working out during the week closer to your workplace then maybe going to the gym on the weekend is just not that important to you.
Distance, Price, and Convenience
On the other hand if you have a busy schedule during the week then going to the health club on the weekends may be one of your best options and in that case you will want the gym to be close to home.
I have found in the past that the price that a gym charges is based on how far it is from the downtown core.
Here in Calgary I was once able to join a gym in a non residential area for $19 per month and another downtown for $55 per month..apparently a good deal though.
You are going to find that if you want to have a buddy or spouse join a health club with you then it will have to be close for both of you and convenient for both of you as partnerships in the gym are really hard to keep.