i used to be a member of a curves gym in the uk.
then i also noticed that there wasnt much workout to make me sweat enough and lose or notice any substancial change over time and i decided to join the local fitness center that offered me classes of aquagym , aquaspinning and there was a swimming pool for when i didn`t feel like doing too much and i could really see the results. I also did pilates in there and that helped me a lot, especially shaping me.
Going to a gym where there is all kind of people and not just overweight women, helped me feel more confident i could see how fitness was a lifestyle for many people even couples, whitout being an obsession. and also found new friends to grab a coffee or a herbal tea after exercising