xrichx saidGo workout with a friend that knows his way around the gym.
I don't know if I know anyone who works out anymore. Should I just start going? Ugh I always get anxious wen I'm there and end up only running.
When I first started going, I felt just like you. I was kind of anxious, like I didn't belong ANYWHERE near the free weights or bench press. I got over it quick when I realized, "I pay the same dues as anyone else here." As I started using the equipment more and more I realized everyone is there for the same reason and everyone is usually really polite about sharing the space. I have been with Lifetime since February and only had one negative experience with another member. He stole a bench I was on while there were several other benches open. I was annoyed for 5 secs, but just moved to one of the many other unoccupied benches.
You just have to get to it. Maybe even ask someone if you can work in with them and pick up a few pointers on some of the different exercises. This helps keep your workouts fresh. I think a lot of people don't know what to do so they end up doing the same few exercises each time and get bored. .