I'm 33 years old now. 3 years ago I had good muscular body with 65 kg weight and used to go gym regularly.
Three years ago I got married, and my life got changed. I gained 15 kg weight, huge belly fat. Also thanks to my software IT job, now my weight is 80 kg.
Now I'm thinking of joining gym to lose weight. My aim is to lose at least 10 kg.
But my friend suggested me that, it's better that I start running every morning on roads/garden rather than joining gym which is going to cost me 4-5% of my monthly saving. And in India, even good gyms have really dumb, 10th class pass trainers, who don't even know spelling of diet and believe in spot reduction. So it's useless to join gym for trainer's help here.
But I'm worried that, only running+dieting is going to reduce/lose my muscles as well, for which I have worked very very hard in last 3 to 6 years by joining gym.
Still I think joining gym will help me build muscles or at least not lose them.
So is it worth for me to join gym and exercising Strength+Cardio+Diet to gain muscle or at least not lose them?