I just want to tell you this (because I know gyms & exercise programs), then I'll bounce.

Curves fitness centers are based on circuit training. A center has 10-12 machines that focus on a different body part and mats for cardio activity. You use a machine for 30 secs, then do a cardio activity on the mat for 30 seconds. You repeat the entire circuit twice & end with stretching. The weight training machines are hydraulic, which is inferior to free weights and there is only one program. There is no customization for your individual needs, unless you find an owner that breaks the protocol. I also wouldn't buy any of the supplements they sell and would get a second opinion on their nutritional programs.

If you've never exercised before, this is a good break in, but only if you can pay less than $25/month and less than $80 initiation (without a long-term contract). I'd also ask for the credentials of the trainers there. It may take some digging, but I'm sure you can find a better women's only gym.
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Originally posted by ddouble:
If the website is truthful Tre, sounds like you've got a winner.


It really is, and they have great hours, too. Plus, they offer a great variety in aerobics classes, from the weight training classes to even salsa and hip-hop.
Thanks D for your wonderful input, what better person on the site to ask but you Smile I'm glad you mentioned that they don't customize for each person, thats something i didn't know and am interested in receiving. I haven't done much research into women's only gym's or Curves for that matter, i just see alot of them around and was curious.

Tre I've never heard of Women's Workout World, I'll have to check the site out. I wonder if they have any down here.

This year I am resolving to be healthier. I don't want to be a stick figure, I'm happy in my skin, i just want to be healthier.
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Originally posted by msprettygirl:
Tre I've never heard of Women's Workout World, I'll have to check the site out. I wonder if they have any down here.

Hey Ms. Pretty. I'm not sure if they have any in the south, but I would think they have something like it--women's only gyms are popular.

I don't want to be a stick figure,

I do want to be a stick figure, but I don't think it's going to happen. sad
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Originally posted by msprettygirl:
now there are some co-ed ones real close to my house, i was really more interested in a women only gym though but it looks like i am going to have to give that up.


I feel you on that one. I like W3 a lot better than I would Bally's, or something like that.
I've been to Curves, it's a good starting point if you're a person who hasn't been very active and is looking to get into working out. I would say go for it as long as you don't have to sign a contract for a certain amount of time.. I'd say that if you work out consistently with curves for about six months you'll be ready for something new, something more challenging for your body.

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