Back to the Gym: 7 Important Factors to Reconsider

Good health and longevity are possible through daily activity. With this in mind, working out is not only a necessity, it’s imperative for a healthy mind and body. With that said, it’s probably wise for most people to join a nearby gym to get the most out of their workouts. I addition, you’ll have access to professional guidance (staff & trainers) and equipment.

With the unending list of gyms near you, choosing the right facility that meets your needs may take some work. To ensure that you pick the best gym and get the most benefit, here are some factors to reconsider as gyms begin to open up once again around the country.

1. Location

Although you want to engage in an activity, going to the gym should not turn into an exercise by itself. As such, proximity to the gym ranks top of the factors to consider. Ensure that the gym you choose is close to your home or apartment thus making it easy for you to go to the gym in the evening and morning. Next, consider the safety of the location of your gym to avoid getting mugged. If your gym is armed with amenities; however, you can pick one that is a bit far as you can exercise and prepare for sessions. If possible, a gym within a 15-20 minute drive works best or something along the way home from work.

2. Purpose

Before choosing a gym, you should come up with a workout routine that addresses your needs. A coach or personal trainer typically calls this a needs assessment or analysis. After designing your workout routine, check to make sure the gym is equipped for your exercise needs.

3. Exercise Equipment

Ensure that your gym has all the equipment to meet your needs and goals so your results won’t be limited. Also, make sure your gym has a qualified group of trainers (degree & certification) who have experience working working with a possible client like yourself. Make sure when you get your tour the workout area is up to par, thus assuring your safety when performing any type of strength or cardio exercise. While at this, categorize your exercises into cardio workouts, mobility/flexibility work, bodybuilding workouts and strength training. Make sure each of these areas in the gym are well equipped to meet your need.

4. Hours of Operation

With several things to compete with, trying to always squeeze a workout into your busy schedule is inadvisable. When choosing a gym, make sure that it ‘s open in your free time thus allowing you to workout at your convenience. Also, some gyms shut down seasonally. If these seasons are during your “free time”, it will prove a pain in changing to another gym. Ensure that your gym is open for the more significant part of the year to get the most benefits.

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5. Check Reviews Online

Nothing hurts as much as getting high expectations and services that don’t even meet the bare minimum standards. When choosing a facility, go through the reviews customers left online thus rating the quality of service you expect. Finally, see what customers say about the cleanliness of the facility especially with a pandemic still lingering.

6. Price

A significant factor to consider when choosing a gym is the price. Although you want to get strong, it does not necessarily mean you have to blow your savings. With the numerous options available, choose a gym that falls within your budget thus saving money for other purposes like maintaining a bodybuilding budget. While at this, keep it in mind that you get what you pay for. A cheap gym service usually means less equipment and trainers.

7. Services

In the case you want to exercise as a family, accessibility is a factor to consider. Choose a studio or facility with amenities that cover each member of your circle thus avoiding any struggle with regrouping. Also, inquire about personal training or coaching services in case you choose to hire a personal trainer at some point for yourself or a family member.

Use the Jefit App at the Gym

The Jefit app was named best app for 2021 by PC Magazine, Men’s Health, The Manual and the Greatist. The app comes equipped with a customizable workout planner, training log, the ability to track data and share workouts with friends. Take advantage of Jefit’s huge exercise database for your strength workouts. Visit our members-only Facebook group. Connect with like-minded people, share tips, and advice to help get closer to reaching your fitness goals. Try one of the new interval-based workouts and add it to your weekly training schedule. Stay strong with Jefit.

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Android Version 9.02 Bug Fix Released

Hello All,

We have released a Bug Fix update, Version 9.02 for the latest Android Release.

This update resolve issues that users have been experiencing with crashes and UI bugs.

Bug Fix Notes

1.) Fixed crash on interval timer when it goes to background.

2.) Fixed UI bug cause button turn to gray on some 5.0x devices.

3.) Fixed Floating button covers up delete option on exercise log page.

4.) Fixed set done shows incorrect number randomly on Day exercise list.

5.) Fixed Reorder bug on Day exercise list.

6.) Removed G+ login on devices that do not have Google service package installed.

If you experience any further bugs please contact us at support@jefit.com and we will get back to your request as soon as possible

Thank you all again for your support, feedback and hope everyone is enjoying the latest update!

– JEFIT Team

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Android Update Version 9.0 Released!

Hello All,

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve updated our Android Application.

This is a MAJOR update that contains a complete re-design to the UI using the new Android Material Design style, improved User Experience, new features, changes to current features, bug fixes, performance enhancements and more.

 

What Is New

1.) NEW Redesigned UI using Android Material Design Style

We have completely redesigned the application to match the style of the new Android Material Design style that Google has released.

All pages and features of the application have taken advantage of this new design style making the flow and look of the application cleaner, modern and accessible.

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2.) IMPROVED User Experience

Using the Android Material Design style, we have utilized this to improve the overall user experience.

This means less clicking and navigating to access many of the main features and functions.

We also improved placement of buttons and utilization of the screen to place features/buttons so that the user has a better overall experience.

For example on the exercise detail screen we have made it easier to access the add to routine, logs, notes, progress charts and record logs buttons while also changing the scan through exercise arrows next to the exercise name.

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3.) IMPROVED JEFIT Team and User Shared Workout Routine Layout and Loading

We have improved the layout of how the JEFIT Team and User Shared workout routines are displayed on the “Workout Plans” page.

Routines are also loaded at a  faster rate and you are able to view more routines on the download page than in previous updates

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4.) IMPROVED Workout Routine Day List

On the workout routine day page, we have improved the layout of how each day is displayed.

The exercise day information is contained within its own individual tile displaying :

  • Day Name
  • Amount of exercises in the day
  • Estimated time it takes to perform the workout day
  • Last time that you have performed each day

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5.) IMPROVED Planned Exercise Day List

For the planned exercise day list we improved the ability for the users to be able to reorder the exercises in their list, delete an exercise and edit the reps/sets and timer of each exercise within the day.

JEFIT Android Version 9.0 Update

 

6.) IMPROVED Exercise Database Layout

The exercise database has also been improved using Android Material Design

  • Custom Exercises

We have removed the button to access the custom exercise database and instead added an additional 5th tab labeled “Custom Exercises”.

Here you will be able to view all of the custom exercises that you have created using the create custom exercise button on the top right corner of the screen.

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  • Workout on the Fly

The workout on the fly option has been switched from workout routines page to the exercise database page.

By clicking on the dumbbell play icon at the bottom right of the screen of the page, you will initiate the workout on the fly functionality and be able to record your logs instantly.

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  • Simple Body Part Switch

Instead of having to back out to the body part selection page, by clicking the drop down menu at the top left corner of the screen you will be easily able to select the body part for exercises you would like to view.

JEFIT Android Version 9.0 Update

 

7.) IMPROVED Detailed Data on Progress Charts

We have added in summary data at the bottom of the progress charts page where users are able to view the date of when your maximum and minimum 1RM was recorded.

You are also able to view when you first recorded said exercise along with the last time you created logs.

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8.) ADDED Ability to Purchase JEFIT Pro through Free App

We have added in the option to purchase JEFIT Pro through the JEFIT Free application

This will be explained further in a future blog post but we will be merging our Free and Pro products into a singular application in which Pro will be accessed through activating your previous purchase through your account.

As stated we will explain this further in an upcoming post.

 

9.) IMPROVED Performance Enhancements and Bug Fixes

10.) IMPROVED News Feed Update and Sync Speed

 

What Is Next

  • iPhone/iOS Update – Following this Android update, we will be returning back to our iPhone/iOS application. On this update we will be working on improving this platform, user experience, fixing various bugs and more.
  • Updates to the JEFIT Website 

 

Reminder

Please send all of your emails, questions, feedback, reviews and suggestions to support@jefit.com or post on the App/Website Questions on the JEFIT Forums, https://www.jefit.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?14-JEFIT-App-and-Website-Questions

 

Stay Connected

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Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, add us on Google+ and send a review to both the iTunes App Store, Amazon and Google Play Stores!

We appreciate all of your support and patience as we work forward on bringing you this new update as well as many new changes and features!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

– JEFIT Team

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Elite Website Update

Hello All,

We are proud to announce that we’ve updated our JEFIT Elite Service on the website

With this update for Elite, we have completely changed the layout of the webpage to display your training reports and stats.

With these UI changes that have been made we have also added new features to the Elite service to allow you to compare your workout data with your friends on JEFIT.

 

Whats New

 

1.) New UI / Webpage Layout

With the latest changes that we have made to the Elite membership, we have also released a new UI design to both the JEFIT Website and the Elite Page.

To Access your Elite Reports, Graphs and Charts you will click the “My Reports” button on your My-JEFIT Profile Page.

On the My-Reports page you will be able to access your report information and training stats via the new tab navigation.

Go to http://www.jefit.com/my-jefit/training-reports/ to view your Training Reports.

 

2.) New Training Progress Page

The first thing you will notice about your Elite Training Reports is that there is a change in the UI.

Previously the graphs/charts and workout data was located on a singular page.

Now on the new Training/Overall Reports you will be able to view :

  • Total Workout Summary/Data
  • Training Breakdown
  • Total Weight Lifted
  • Total Session Time
  • Total Lifting Intensity
  • Total Number of Exercises Completed
  • Total Number of Records Broken
  • Your Profile Insight

 

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3.) Compare Stats with Friends

Another new feature added to the Elite service is the ability to compare your body and training stats with your friends on the website.

By adding friends on JEFIT you will be able to track and measure your training stats with those who potentially might be performing the same routine as you.

On the page you will be able to compare your :

  • Total Workout Summary
  • Training Breakdown
  • Total Weight Lifted
  • Total Session Time
  • Total Lifting Intensity
  • Total Number of Exercises Completed
  • Total Number of Records Broken
  • Progress of Benchmark Exercises
  • Progress of Favorite Exercises
  • Body Stats Summary
  • Body Goal Progress
  • Before And After Pictures
  • Profile Insight

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We appreciate all of your support and patience as we work forward on bringing you this new update as well as many new changes and features!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

– JEFIT Development Team

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Jefit iPhone / iOS Version 7.21 Update

Hello All,

We have released a quick bug fix update for the Jefit iPhone and iOS Applications (both Free and Pro)

Whats New in Version 7.21

1.) Bug Fix – Chart display bug on Body Stats page fixed

2.) Bug Fix – UI Bug on the Preferences Page

3.) Other minor bugs and issues fixed

As stated we are currently in development and redesign of the Jefit Website as we speak for the My-Jefit Pages which we are hoping to have out very soon. This is a major step forward for our applications and website and we cannot wait to release this major redesign.

After which we will then turn back to our applications to introduce more features/functions as well as fix any bugs.

We appreciate your usage and continued support of Jefit!

Thank you all again!

– Jefit Development Team

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