You know how these fancy gyms charge a great deal of money for a year's membership? When I think about it, it surprises me how I could have wasted a whole bunch of money going to some commercial gym where all they have are bloody weight machines.
As I've mentioned before, I recently trained with Kasey Brown for two sessions. I didn't have a gym membership, so we went to a 'Gym Rakyat' in Bangsar. It's only RM2 per entry. Dirt cheap. Sure, the equipment have seen better days but they're still functional. And there is a shower room you can use after you've done your workouts.
The people who frequent the gym are okay as well. At least they didn't give me funny looks or what not. I was given funny looks by the fucking trainers at the gym I used to frequent before I started training at home.
But still, I do believe that everyone has to start somewhere. For me, I started going to a commercial gym first before 'going indie'. For some people it may be a different story altogether. What matters is that we try to be a better version of ourselves.