I love the gym, I like that I know that I go there and there’s a job to be done. There’s a purpose, there’s a goal, and then there’s the achievement. But it’s not for everyone.
I tend to work with women a lot in Personal Training role, and guess what; for many of these women, GYM’S ARE SCARY, especially mixed sex gyms.
So what can you do it you don’t want to go to the gym? Go for a walk? A run? A cycle?
Why not workout from home. There’s an abundance of workouts on youtube which are filmed in real time so you can work along to them – personally I love to follow along a Yoga workout, I can do it when it suits me and I don’y have to wait for a class (or be around other people; I love my own space for these types of activity).
Depending on what you want to achieve, along with your experience, likes and dislikes, will determine the type of training you want to follow. I would always advice strength training (especially for women) at least twice a week, more if you can. It will not make you big, or bulky; it will make you lean and strong, AND able to eat more [real food] without gaining weight (erm… BONUS!).
Follow the link for a four move workout that hits the whole body. There’s also progressions to each of the exercises so as you get stronger you can continue to challenge yourself: WITHOUT CHALLENGE THERE IS NO CHANGE.