I know it’s tempting to join a gym that costs a few hundred bucks a month and has modern equipment and cucumber water and showers in the locker room that aren’t overflowing with clumps of body hair. But save your money.
According to a new study, a fancy gym WON’T help you get in shape any better than a dark, dingy basement with no lights and rusted dumbbells.
In fact, the researchers found that some people had a WORSE experience at the fancier gym, because they felt intimidated. So really, your best bet is to go where you’re comfortable . . . but that doesn’t necessarily mean someplace expensive.