With summer just around the corner, many people feel more inspired to join a gym and finally start working towards their fitness goals. It may seem a bit late, but there’s really no right or wrong time to start getting serious about fitness.

Probably the first gym that comes to mind when people are deciding on a venue is Goodlife Fitness, one of the biggest fitness chains in Canada. At initial glance, Goodlife Fitness may seem like the best option for a beginner, due to its evident popularity and reputation for being ‘tried-and-true’ brand. But some people are warning that there are some deeper things in play that may not always be to a potential client’s benefit.

In the subreddit r/askTO, Torontonians spoke out about the questionable sales tactics of Goodlife Fitness trainers in their city. Many people claim that the trainers are bred by the company focus more on being salespeople, rather than being genuinely concerned with finding solutions for new clients:

Other commenters didn’t share the same criticisms. Some of them actually said they actually had great experiences with Goodlife Fitness and that it was worth every cent of their money, even if was rather expensive:

That being said, everybody’s experiences are different, so at the end of the day it’s really up to you to use your best judgement when signing up for a gym membership. It’s incredibly important to be aware of every single detail that a gym rep gives you, all the way down to the fine print of a contract. You really don’t want to end up getting stuck with a membership that helps you lose your money and your time, but not your weight.

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