Deciding whether or not to join a gym is a no-joke commitment. It's no secret that buying a membership is rather costly, but there are things you can do to cut down on the expenses. These days, we have plenty of options when it comes to buying a package. Monthly memberships, pay-as-you-go deals, or reduced bundles are all possible, but you have to know how and where to look.
Signing away on the dotted line may be overwhelming—hey, everyone remembers when Chandler and Ross tried (and failed) to quit a gym on Friends—but there are steps you can take before pledging yourself to any health club. Still interested? Let's hope so! Now here's what you have to keep in mind when choosing a gym membership, from Michele Promaulayko, author of