Actor Terry Crews has a simple mantra on how you can stick to the habit of going to the gym: treat it like a spa. You can even go and not work out, if you don’t feel like it. But just go.
When starting out, the habit of going to the gym is more important than the work out. Eventually that will change – take things in stride.
The last gym I went to did have a spa feel to it – they gave you towels, the showers had body wash and shampoo. There was also a steam room, and an IR sauna. They aren’t all the same, it’s worth investigating.