Bally Total Fitness places special emphasis on the word “total.” Bally uses a balanced approach to fitness integrating cardio sessions, resistance training, flexibility training and mind/body exercises. In their own words, this approach will give you “total body conditioning.”
Okay, this all sounds great. Let’s look at Bally Total Fitness a little closer. After all, you want value if you’re going to spend money and time at a health club. Keep in mind that you will largely determine whether you reach your fitness goals.
What does Bally offer you:
1. Fitness for everyone. The clubs provide a variety of options so no one feels left out. There is a wide selection of high-tech equipment, group exercise classes and experienced personal trainers. They stress that they always maintain a non-intimidating and fun atmosphere for members. This is very important if you’re new to the fitness scene or you are trying to start exercising again.
Bally states that they have a nationwide network of clubs. You will need to check to see if your area has a club. I live in the Austin, Texas area and there are currently no Ballys club in this area.
And, I like this quote from Bally, “Ultimately it’s the activities you embrace every day that make the real difference in your health and fitness. That’s why our end goal is to help you help yourself with the knowledge, energy and motivation you need to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Remember I said that you will largely determine whether you reach your fitness goals!
2. The physical atmosphere at Ballys is what you would be looking for in a health club. There’s spacious gym floors allowing you to workout without feeling rushed or crowded. There’s also great sound, video and lighting in the clubs.
Ballys is concerned about your safety when at the club. Every facility is staffed with helpful personnel, equipment use guidelines and charts, germ-killing sanitary stations and numerous water fountains to keep you hydrated.
3. How much do you have to invest to get your membership? There’s plenty of options for every budget.
a. There are no long-term commitments.