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Subject: .is there a curves in your area and what do you think of it??
Date Posted: 3/19/2011 4:51 PM ET
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Curves Health Clubs and Fitness Centers for Women with Aerobic and .

what do you think of this if it is in your area and if you have gone??

i like the fact that only women go.... but i am not sure on if it actually works or if its stuff i can do on my own..


Date Posted: 3/21/2011 3:37 PM ET
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My mom and I both tried a few years ago. It sounded great and for a while we were really gung-ho but it wore of pretty quickly. It was a real pain in the butt if you happened to go while they were busy because you would have to wait for spots on the circuit to open up. There was also way too much chit chat for us. Because of the way the workout is set up it was really hard to ignore and could really get on your nerves (because you need to listen to their music and the cues to switch you can't just put on your ipod and tune out). They were also constantly 'reminding' us of the Curves products they had for purchase. We both had better results joining a regular gym and participating in the classes they offered. My favorite was spinning and it gave you a great workout. 

The gym I really liked closed down so right now my hubby and I are working out on our own and will maybe join another gym close by in a few months.

Date Posted: 3/22/2011 12:25 PM ET
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When I started exercising again, I started at Curves and for that it was great. It got me into the habit without being too strenuous on my unused muscles. Took me about 6 months to outgrow it.

If you're already working out, it will likely be too easy for you. If you're looking for motivation, though, it can really help. And each location is independently owned and operated, so keep that in mind if you don't like something they're saying/offering.

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 5:56 PM ET
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I did it for a year about 6? years ago.  It was a fun short workout, but it is limiting.  I would love it if Curves was a separate class within a bigger fitness club.  But by itself, is rather limiting.  Plus their hours (at least the one near me) are short.  They weren't open all day.  Still I did love it at first.  It can be a great way to start working out.

Subject: Curves
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 11:31 AM ET
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I though about join curves as away to start out til my muscles get used to excerising again and help to get motivated too. This has answered some of my questions.

Date Posted: 2/11/2012 9:59 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/2/2012 11:25 PM ET
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My sister has been a member there for years. She lives in a small town of about 6000 so it's the only gym for ladies only.  She likes that as she has always been heavy and doesn't want to be seen in workout clothes by men.  She enjoys the classes and has girlfriends she meets there so it meets some of her social needs too. She works full-time and has 2 teenage sons at home so is very busy and wouldn't want to have to drive to the city with more choices of gyms that is about half an hour away.

Date Posted: 4/10/2012 2:43 PM ET
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The Planet Fitness I go to has a circuit training .. 30 minutes with 8 or 10 different machines and an area in the middle to do step exercises or something like that when you are not on the machine. They also have treadmill, bicycles, etc for longer periods of time.  It is comfortable to go into with a nice dressing room, showers, tanning bed, massage chair as well as the other equipment. Cheaper than most exercise clubs.. I do it by the year for 199.00.

No group classes but you can get personal trainer time as part of your paid membership

Date Posted: 8/7/2012 9:16 PM ET
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I just joined a boot camp in my area.  It is a fitness trainer and she does classes 3-5 days a week.  I was really sore the first two days, but feel great now!  It definitely makes you work harder than working on your own.  It is expensive though.  But I am definitely enjoying it.