Why isn't everything
more fun in a group?!
I've pretty much always had a training partner. Knowing someone else is counting on me to be there helps keep me from missing a workout (especially mornings when I'd definitely hit snooze and snuggle up to the boyfriend/husband/whatever). Nice to have a spotter and someone to push you for that extra rep or two when needed. Also make me slightly, just slightly, less likely to sing along to the music.
About a year ago they started group fitness classes at the gym at work. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but I've really come to enjoy it. Two times a week it's heavy lifting and twice a week it's more curcuit training. All with a personal trainer. Gets me to do things I wouldn't normally think to do in the gym (like abs).
And there's nothing wrong with spinning! I really enjoy it (and I think the instructor has a little crush on me :wink
I also take yoga twice a week (its in a totally separate part of the gym so no one has to know if you're self concious about it). Been a miracle for my aching lower back. Every once in a great while a guy pops into the class (usually days when I'm wearing a grundy t-shirt and don't bother with my hair), but they rarely come back a second time.