I feel like it is like that at any gym you go to! I used to be a member at Xsport and ended up cancelling my membership for a few reasons. That's besides the point. The point is, what do people do at the gym? What workouts are they doing? Are they effective? When/how often are you supposed to work each muscle group? These are questions I always have when thinking about getting a gym membership!
One of the reasons that going to the gym is not for me is because I never really know what to do! I like to lift, do some cardio, and get in some full body workouts. I'm not a trainer (and definitely can't afford one) so I always struggled with a workout schedule that allows me to work all muscle groups efficiently. I almost felt lost going into the gym!
I've trained for 2 half marathons and both times I gained weight :( I like running as a hobby, but not as a primary tool to get in shape and lose weight. At this point in my journey, I want to build lean muscle and tone up my body.
I've always had an incredibly busy schedule with coaching so I couldn't take classes at the gym. I would maybe be able to go once a week. I'm jealous of the people who talk about the classes they love at their gym and go to each week. Also, for some people, it's hard to be in a group fitness class if you are insecure or new to working out. So what do we do busy people who want to get a good workout in?
I consider my Beach Body programs as my own version of a "workout class". The programs are created by certified trainers and come with a calendar schedule for the workouts! Plus, with my busy schedule, I can complete the workout in a 30 minute period in my own home. It's almost like having a personal trainer in your house because they are incredibly motivating throughout the videos and truly make you want to finish the workout!