Gym Advice for a (sort of) beginner

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flowerpotpeony
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Over the first lockdown I completed a lot of the Chloe Ting workout videos, though I didn't see many results and quickly learned that her workouts are not the most effective.

Since then I've been doing at home workouts on and off, and at the start of summer I started going back to the gym. I've mainly just been going to gym classes (HIIT, Tone and Les Mills Body Pump and Body Attack classes) and short dumbbell workouts. I hadn't seen major changes in my body (though some friends were commenting that I did look different) and I began to lost motivation around August time, especially with uni starting back.

I'm wanting to get into more of a routine and I've planned to go to some classes again over the next 2 weeks just to build a little bit of my fitness up again.
After this though I'd like to start going to the gym to do planned workouts however I'm not sure whether starting around 3x a week with a full body split (and cardio on the days off) would be best or whether to do like an Upper/Lower split (incorporating cardio at the end of some weight sessions). - Initially I'd thought about the 3x a week maybe for 4-8 weeks just to get back into the swing of things again.

My main long term goals are to lose a bit of weight and then build some muscle (especially in my glutes as they are looking a little sad and I am very quad dominant) and strength (especially in my upper body).
For context I'm 22, around 5'4-5'5 and weight around 11st - 11st4 depending on the day (last year I managed to get down to 10st5).

any advice would be greatly appreciated
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I assume you are a woman:
https://liftvault.com/programs/stren...m-spreadsheet/
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I think you did the right things for your health and fitness..
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