I belong to Curves gym but have been absent for 4+1/2 months due to my knee replacement.
so today I went back for the first time. I was very nervous about going and if I would be able to managed the equipment, I need not have worried, the trainer and other members of the gym were most helpful and encouraging. I managed 1+1/2 circuits [ we normally do 2+1/2 circuits].
I felt pretty shattered by the time I got home, but a cup of hot chocolate revived me.
My plan is to start going three times a week and just gradually build up my strength again.