Surprising Secrets Your Gym Doesn’t Want You to Know

Ah, the gym. A hub teaming with sweaty, smelly people all trying to achieve their fitness goals. But a gym is so much more than that. In fact, there are a lot of things about joining a gym you may not be aware of because fitness establishments try to keep members in the dark. Here are 15 surprising secrets your gym doesn’t want you to know. (Page 9 may shock you, but it makes a lot of sense.)

1. A free trial isn’t really free

woman holding gym bag in a fitness centre.
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Think you’re getting a great deal by taking advantage of a free week trial at a new gym? Think again. “Gyms are counting on you becoming a full-fledged member,” health and wellness expert Caleb Backe tells Reader’s Digest. “But if you buck the odds, they have your information and unless you make a concerted effort they will harass you to the ends of the earth.”

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