“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~ Lao Tzu
I’ve had plenty of clients who were very nervous to start at a gym but took the all important first step and were so happy they did. I suggest a gym like Planet Fitness as their marketing slogan is “Judgement Free” (No trolls… I don’t work for PF!). The gym’s main cliental are average Joe’s so you won’t see a lot of bodybuilder/meathead types. I suggest making your first step finding a place that you think works best for you. The second step should be going to the gym during off hours (mid afternoon or later at night) and getting a tour and if you like it sign up right away. That way you have done the hardest part. Afterwards make a chart and put it on your medicine cabinet, fridge, or any high traffic area in your house and give yourself a big star or checkmark every time you go to the gym. Seeing this progress will motivate you to keep moving forward. In the end it is the little things that we do each day that help us reach our big long term goals. You can do it!
Best of luck with everything!
Coach John Kane CPT
P.S. If you are starting from scratch I would suggest hiring a trainer to help you start a good workout plan to teach you all the exercises and to help you meet your goals. This will pay off in huge dividends later on down the road!