I've been working out sporadically, so I too question whether the work I'm doing is paying off at all. A few months ago I managed to work out one day at the YMCA, but only because they let me come in for the day. If I want to go again, I either have to come in with a member, or pay for a membership. I'd been going to the gym at my former university, but later learned that alumni aren't technically allowed to work out there.
Just yesterday I finished a three day free trial at a local fitness center, and I'd like to go back. I'm going to look into whether I can pay to work out for a few months just to see how often I'm able to go, and then I'll consider buying a full year membership.
The sooner I can get settled somewhere, the better.