Signing up for a gym is generally a good thing -- it's a step in the right direction toward prioritizing your own health. And yet, there are lots of crappy gyms out there filled with crappy people. No one wants to spend an hour of their day surrounded by 'roid-pumped muscle douches like Chad from The Bachelorette. If your gym is filled with them, it's probably time to consciously uncouple from your strength-training facility.
Sadly, muscle douches aren't the only reason to cut bait from a gym. As someone who managed gyms for seven years, I can tell you there are a few other clues that it's time to take your business elsewhere.
Your diet now consists of ramen noodles and SPAM
And not because it's the latest (totally weird) weight-loss cleanse, but because your gym fees are so high you're literally going broke. If you're paying more than $150 per month on a gym or workout studio (and that's a lot, folks), it's time to find something more reasonable.
The locker rooms have a "gas station toilet" vibe
The lighting is weird, the mirrors are cracked, and you really can't tell when the bathrooms were last cleaned. Going barefoot is a surefire way to end up with a foot fungus, and you never know where to put your bag to keep it from sprouting mold. There's also a lingering scent of sweat mixed with mildew overlaid with spray-on deodorant.