I just joined up to my first gym a few days ago and i'm really loving the atmosphere in there. I typically run for about 30 minutes in a rotation loop of 6 days a week, but i was finding that the uneven terrain outside (not to mention huge bloody hills) was just tiring me far too much. So now i just use the running belt in the gym, and i find i can go much faster, and for much longer. Definitely worth the $190 for 3 months. While i initially joined to start a weight lifting regime, i'm putting that off till i can get an assessment, otherwise i'd have no idea what i was doing, or whether i was just runing my arms with stupid reps. But yeah, joining the gym was one of the smartest things i've done in recent times. The motivation to work is extrodinary, and every one there looks like they are having a blast - even if i do look flabby and soft compared to them all, but hey, we all start somewhere. Any suggested food diets to follow when starting a full-time cardio/resistance training regime? I'd assume it's going to be lots of salads and slabs of steak?