Tips on how to discover the suitable fitness center for you, and the indicators of a foul fitness center.

The gym is an intimate environment. It sees you at your most vulnerable, sweating, nagging, before dawn, before coffee, preparing yourself. So it’s understandable that you’re in a personal relationship with a gym and that a breakup can make you sad and awkward.

But just like the human relationship, there are signs that it’s time to part ways with your gym. Here are the exceptions to four of those signs (and whether the relationship can be salvaged).

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You have grown over each other.

Depending on the type of facility you frequent, it may be time to part ways with your gym if you’re simply growing more than it has to offer. This breakup most often occurs in institutions that offer a particular type of training. The danger that hangs around is the physical and mental decline when you continue to do the same exercise, with the same frequency, with the same intensity, day after day. On a positive note, this establishment may have built your confidence and broadened your horizons to try other forms of exercise you never dreamed of.

Can this relationship be saved?

Right! Communication is key. Talk to the professionals at the facility about your concerns and they will be able to advise you on how to start your workout to give them a new lease on life. However, if you’ve decided to break up, and the gym is in your best interest, it’s going to be a mutually friendly split, with the door wide open then you should choose to come back.

You are too comfortable.

You are part of the furniture. You are on autopilot. You don’t get the same joy or results as when you first started. This is a relationship that is getting stale.

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