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Subject: Anybody go to Curves?
Date Posted: 7/6/2008 1:50 PM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2008
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I've been going to Curves for almost 3 months now and was wondering if anyone else goes and what you think of it. Would definitely enjoy making new friends who also go to Curves and are trying to loose weight like me.

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 9:54 AM ET
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I went to Curves about 4 1/2 years ago. I really enjoyed going to a place for women only. I also liked that I could get in and out in about 35 minutes (stretching and all). However, with the same equipment I found myself getting bored very easily. Also, I didn't like that you couldn't adjust the weights and such on the machines.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 10:04 PM ET
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I belonged for about a yr, a few yrs ago. I did like the fact that it was only women and the get in get out fast aspect. But I too found it to get boring doing the same machines like a rat in a cage. LOL I didnt lose much weight, maybe a few pounds and didnt notice a big difference when looking in the mirror.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 3:16 PM ET
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 Wait a minute....I've been thinking about Curves, but you can't adjust the equipment????

That sounds really strange. All the gyms I've ever been to, the machines can be adjusted, although some old machines do not adjust as well/easily as newer ones.

But how do they deal with all the different-size people who come in? (I don't mean different weight, I mean differ heigths and leg/arm lengths.)

Date Posted: 8/17/2008 11:34 AM ET
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I go to Curves and enjoy it. 

I've lost about 30lbs since going (2-3 years)  I like the workout, since it is up to YOU how hard you work.  Some days I just want to go a little easier - other days I rerally want to push myself.  The machines work on hydrolics, so - as an example- the bicept curls- you can do 10 in 30 seconds or you can do 50.  All depends on how FAST you move.

Same thing with the recovery steps. [They are just little squares with extra give that you can march/or whatever on.]  I began by slightly marching, now I fake run in place.  There are some women that really get a sweat up and others that just kinda sway to the music!   It's all about movement - for many of these women, esp the elderly, it is the only true movement they get. [at least for 30 minutes of their own uninterrupted time]

You can visit your local curves and ask for a sample workout --you'll have to sign a waiver (in case you are hurt during that time) but they shouldn't have a problem with it.

My only negative is the music -- at least at my curves. It is always the same.  I'd bring my own in, but then wouldn't be able to hear the 'move' signal.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 8:48 AM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2008
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I too did Curves a few years ago and left due to no results and the boring.  However, it is a great place to start if you haven't been working out.  It helps to set the habit of working out.  I did Curves for a year then moved on to a full service gym and eventually I lost about 50 pounds.  I've since gained back about 15 but I am working hard to get those back off as well.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 7:06 PM ET
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I've been going to Curves for just under a year and have lost a total of 23 pounds and 15 inches.  I absolutely love it!  I still have about a hundred pounds to go, and I'll get there, eventually. 

I agree that the music can get boring.  We talked with the owner of our Curves and she had made adjustments to the music.  Apparently other members had complained as well.  She put all the Curves music onto an MP3 player and put it on shuffle so that there are different songs playing throughout the day, instead of hearing the same music because you are there at the same time each day.  Some days, the will allow members to bring in their own CDs.  As long as it is up tempo with no foul language and other members don't mind, we're allowed to play our own music.

As for the machines not being adjustable, our Curves has upgraded the machines so that they are linked to a computer.  It's called Curves Smart.  The computer keeps track of how well you are doing.  After each workout, you can see what machines you did well on, as well as how many calories you burned during the workout.  It only keeps track of the machines, not the recovery stations or the stretches.  The Curves Smart, adjusts the resistance on each machine for each member.  If I meet my goal on the squat machine, it will be a little tougher at my next workout.  But, when the next member goes to the squat machine, it adjusts it to her goals.  I've lost most of my weight since starting this in February.

I'm not sure about all Curves, but ours does different things throughout the year to keep us from getting board.  One day a week is Game day, where there is a game set up at one of the recovery station.  One day a week is Reverse Circuit where you go around the board in the opposite direction.  In February, there is a Sweatin' with your Sweetie night, where your bf or hubby can come workout with you.  We just finished our Shining Stars, where we each committed to working out 3 days a week for 8 out of 10 weeks.  Those that succeeded (myself and sister included) were awarded extra Curves bucks and a drawing was held where the winner got a free shirt.

 

Subject: curves
Date Posted: 3/6/2009 8:01 PM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2007
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 Hi Terry .

     Curves sounds like alot of fun . We have one of them where I live .I should check it out .

                                                                 Dolores H.

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