Fit over 50: How to find the right gym

Finally get fit again! This is a goal that many people ages 50 and older have! But getting there can sometimes be a bit difficult! Especially if you haven’t done any sport for a long time, it’s often difficult to find the right way to start!

A gym can be a big help! There you will find professional trainers who can help you create a training plan! You also have the opportunity to take part in various courses and try out new equipment!

But which gym is right for you?

In this blog post, I will give you some tips that can help you in your search.

Define your goals!

What do you want to achieve with the training? Do you want to lose weight, build muscle mass, or just get a little fitter? Once you know your goals, you can choose a gym that can help you achieve them!

Find out about the offer

What equipment and classes does the gym offer? And the best part? Are there any special offers for seniors? Make sure the offer meets your needs.

Arrange a trial training session

Most gyms offer a free trial session! This way you can try out the studio and the equipment at your leisure and get an idea of the ambience! – Make sure that there’s always a coach available at times you plan to work out. Nothing is more frustrating than not having a coach at hand if you have a question. – And you will have questions 😉

Ask about prices

Gym membership prices can vary greatly. Find out about the different offers in advance and compare the prices. At first don’t make a long term contract, even if a long term contract might be cheaper, if you find out it’s not the right gym for you, even the cheapest long term contract becomes too expensive. You can always switch to a cheaper long term contract once you are sure it’s the right gym for you.

Pay attention to the atmosphere

Do you feel comfortable in the studio? Is the atmosphere friendly and inviting? This is important so that you ENJOY going to training!

Ask for references!

Talk to other members of the studio or read reviews online. This way, you can get an idea of the quality of the studio.

Pay attention to the opening times

When would you most like to train?! Make sure the studio is open at times that work for you!

Make sure you check out the gym at the days and times you plan to work out. That way you can see what kind of people are working out at these days and times. The audience training in the gym can vary greatly depending on the day and time. How crowed the gym is also varies greatly.

Ask about additional services

Does the gym offer additional services, such as special courses for seniors or a sauna area? These services may be important to you if you have specific needs.

Don’t decide too quickly

Take the time to try out and compare different gyms! This way, you can be sure that you will find the perfect studio for you!

And remember, be patient!

It may take some time before you see the amazing results you’re working towards! Be patient and keep at it! Regular training is the key to success.


Many health insurance companies offer subsidies for gym memberships. Find out from your health insurance company whether you are entitled to a subsidy.


With a little planning and research, you can find the right gym for you and finally get fit again. Good luck!

Your’s Michael

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