Working out does not have to dreadful. Working out can be a lot of fun. Signing up for a gym member ship is a great start. You could also get a joint membership for your spouse, sibling, a friend, etc, which will help as motivation for the both of you. Also by having someone else there as a partner, you have someone that can tell you where you are slacking, and compliment you on your progress, just remember to do the same for them.
Some people are hesitant about going to a gym, Some people think that everybody will know they are out of shape, all the people that are there are completely trim and healthy, some might even believe that they could get made fun of. Let me address these issues now. First off, there are people just like you that join gyms every day, there is no need to fee awkward. The people that participate in work out programs at gym are not all lean and healthy. As people come in all shapes and sizes, so do the people at the gym. We all have differing goals; this shows some of the differences at the gym. However there should never be a time when one should feel intimidated, we are all there for the same common goal, to become physically healthier. Lastly, most fitness centers are adult only. I have never came across anybody that was less than genuinely kind and friendly at fitness centers.
Therefore, now that we have gotten over our complexes about fitness centers, we can move on to starting a work out program. Many fitness facilities offer a one time personal trainer when signing up, for the purpose of showing you around, and getting you started with getting healthier. Take advantage of these kinds of offers, you can never be too informed. There are gyms that offer free classes; this is good for the person who is not as organized in fitness, or just wants to try something new. Most fitness centers will have pamphlets that explain each class, the dates, times, description, and cost if there is a cost. There is also a person at the front desk that is more than happy to answer any questions you might have.