If choosing a gym means lot more to you then which one is the closest to your home, you may want to consider a few things. You may choose either to go pay for a gym membership or to even just work out at home. Both of them have their own advantages depending on what your fitness goals are.
Make sure the gym it is right for youEdit
If you choose to go to an actual gym and pay a monthly fee, you want to make sure that is the gym you want to spend most of your time in. There are a lot of gyms choices out there. All of them have their own benefits. For example, Gold's Gym is going to have more weights and cardio machines, but Curves is a gym that is designed around a class aspect. Most of these gyms have you sign a contract. If you are a more advanced lifter or someone who is looking for more advanced machines, you may want to go to a bigger commercial gym.
Working out at homeEdit
Working out at home is not a bad choice either. Some people might just live very far away from a gym. They might just not want to work out in front of other people. If one chooses to go this route, I would suggest looking into some equipment you may need and dedicate some space in your house because you may need some. The downfall of choosing a workout at some is that is it quite expensive. A treadmill can cost more by itself then 2-3 years at a commercial gym. Just make sure you have everything that you need and dedicate space just for your to do your workouts!