Choose your gym
It is of utmost importance that you choose the gym of your choice. There will be multiple gyms in your locality and you have to scrutinise them on the basis of expenses, convenience and the availability of instructor. If you are a beginner, then it is strongly advised that you choose a reasonable gym which has a good instructor, so you could be able to have sound grip on the basics. You must make a list of all the available gyms and select the one on the basis of your preferences.
Check the website
It is hardly a case that gym will not have a website. Every gym has its own website and you must check it out for the details. The website not only provides you with the contact information but you will also find the pictures of the gym. This will assist you in analysing the gym according to your preferences. Not to mention, that a website has all the relevant information that a potential customer needs; therefore the website will also list down the rules and regulations that a person should follow in order to become a member of the gym. If you have a good memory, then just give a thorough read to all these rules otherwise you must take a print out for future use.
Visit the gym
There is a slight chance that the owner has not updated the website, so you must go to the gym and ask the concerned person about their policies. You must ask him about the dues, gym timings, attire and other policies which they have regarding their members. You must have a detailed discussion with the in-charge of the gym to know about all of their policies.
Ask other members
You can also ask other members about the policies and rules of the gym.