I am SO hesitant to go join one though. I have never gone to the gym before. I would prefer all women, so either an all women gym like Curves (how is Curves?) or a gym with an all women section. I really don't want to go to a gym where I'm likely to know people... just because, I don't like that. I want to be able to go in, do my thing, and leave. And I don't mean people who I know as in friends, just people who you know, used to go to school with, etc. I know big gyms like Gold's, etc (though their name around here changed) has a LOT of people going to them, I may steer clear of those. I just feel so shy about working out because I really don't know what I'm doing, so I kind of want to go someplace and be anonymous haha. I was thinking of Bally's at the mall, it's close enough for me to actually go to I guess, but it's far enough where I'm more likely to have my privacy. Anyone know if there's an all women section there? And how do you manage the gym and work? You just go right after? At the gym, do people actually go to work out or just chit-chat? I know places like the YMCA are like that (around here at least I heard of it) Although if it were an all women section I honestly probably wouldn't care at all. Nothing against guys just that I think for starters as I'm so timid about joining that all women may help me to just focus and be comfortable. I am absolutely 100% new to this so anything else I may need to know, please, fill me in!