Gym tips for New Year's Resolution

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office offers tips to those who are seeking a gym membership in the new year.

Many people are making new year's resolutions to become fit but he said sometimes those contracts can come with more than people bargained for.

McDaniel advised people review gym fees, contracts and facilities before deciding to join.

He also warns customers to look out for "free" memberships. He said they can include costly, long-term contracts .

Some other tips McDaniel recommends are to visit during peak hours. This allows you to find out when traffic picks up at the facility.

Also, ask about a trial period. This gives you a chance to check the condition of the equipment and try out any services.

Be sure to ask about the hours of operation. He said some gyms may have restrictions on which days the equipment can be used between women and men.

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