This has been an ongoing challenge for me for a while. I keep a regular gym workout just for good health and general wellbeing. I have always had a more curvaceous look as opposed to an athletic look.
My workouts at the gym mean I continue to get a pear shape, with more pronounced hips, large butt and a narrow waist. I don't think that shape suits me as I'm short. I think it works well on taller people.
I want to continue going to the gym and want machines that will make me feel the workout, but not become thick. The machines I use at the moment are the crosstrainer and the Bowflex max stepper.