Gym Everyday, we are reminded that obesity is a problem that can lead to health problems and shorter lives. Exercise is important, but not all of us can afford personal gyms, and maybe some of us don’t live somewhere where running outside or along the roads is a safe option. A solution is to join a gym! Some people feel you have to get in shape before joining a gym, but that’s not true at all. Still nervous and feel like you wouldn’t know how to start your work out, or have problems with motivation? No problem, personal trainers are very popular, and you can have them customized your routine. Tell them what you hope to accomplish and let them know if you have any injuries, and they can really enhance your gym experience. If you just walk into a gym, you may be overwhelmed with all the different classes you can take, all the recreational opportunities, and even just all the pieces of work out equipment. Most gyms have in-house personal trainers that are educated specifically to help many different types of people. From marathon runners, to someone who is never worked out before, these personal trainers can help you get the best out of your gym experience. Do you have a bad knee? The trainers can help you train to make it stronger, but they also won’t force you to injure yourself any further. There are also classes available with trainers and more than one student, if you would feel intimidated working one-on-one, or if you are just interested in meeting new people while getting into shape. With a range of hours at most gyms, you could attend a class in the morning, afternoon or night, and if you’re feeling really ambitious, more than one class! There is no need to feel uncomfortable at the gym, everyone is there to concentrate on their health, which is something that should be celebrated.