Many people have joined gyms over the last few years as more and more people seem to becoming aware of their health and fitness levels. A gym can be a great way to work out with lie minded people and allow you that time away from home or work to really concentrate on your fitness.
If you are a little intimidated of the gym, then you may wish to go to a number of gyms to find one that suits you.
You do not have to join a gym though to stay fit and health. Almost all the exercises you do in the gym can be done at home, utilising household equipment. Or if you are really serious but not wanting to fork out a monthly membership then you could turn one of your rooms or the garage in to a mini home gym with a range of equipment such as tread mills and weights.