Our expert says:
It's tough to start training, so don't feel too bad about it, you're not alone!
I think the biggest impact you'll have is if you can find a friend to do it with you. Then you won't be alone there trying to forge your way to fitness. It might even make a 10 min walk on the treadmill manageable. So if you can entice a colleague or a friend, or a family member to join you, that really makes a massive difference.
The classes do the same thing, but as you say, they're at a level higher than starting out (which is normal to feel, by the way).
I think that this is also something where if you're with someone else, in the same boat, then you'll find it a little easier to handle.
If you do want to do some "pre-gym" fitness work, then now that it's summer, I think it's a good time to take advantage of better weather and starting doing outdoor exercise - walking is the easiest. Even if it's just a brisk 20 minute walk, four afternoons a week, that's enough to improve fitness to the point where you'll handle a class at the gym in a month.
There are a host of training programmes on this site - if you go to this link you'll find them:
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