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Old 07-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I am thinking of joining Curves to beef up my workout routine. Does anyone else belong at this time? Do you have positive or negative feedback about them?

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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I had a membership for a couple of months a few years ago. To be honest, I didn't feel it was intense enough for me, although was over 250 lbs at the time. I didn't break much of a sweat and wasn't sore after at all. Then when I was the inches-loser for the month, that actually sealed the deal for me. I didn't feel I was making good progress, yet I was making better progress than ANYONE at that center!

I really like Jillian Michael's 30-day Shred Video. I feel like that's a good workout when you don't want to commit much time. Intense, but short. Plus I feel sore the next day so I know I'm working undeveloped muscles.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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I had a membership there for a number of months back in about 2007. I started at 160 pounds and was nearly 130 by the time I left; 10 of those pounds came off in the first month. I don't recall being sore when I left but I was rarely still. Between machines, I'd practically hop in place and I always pushed to do the best that I could on each machine. By the time I finished, I was always drenched in sweat.

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:50 AM   #4
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Thank you for your input. I'll probably go for the consultation next week. I'll consider what you've said when I check it out.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #5
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I found Curves to be a good starting point as it is very welcoming and un-intimidating. However, after awhile, my social nature kicked in and I found that I wasn't pushing myself due to chatting with the other ladies. Eventually, you will probably want to end up in a traditional fitness center, but Curves will help get you there if you're not comfortable yet.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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Hi happy dance,

That is my exact thinking. I need to start in a friendly, non-intimidating place. Years ago I joined a high-falutin' gym and that was miserable. I had good work outs. But the sales pitches for individual training were a bit much. And the environment was a total meat market.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #7
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I did a free month trial with Curves 3 summers ago. Even thought I was terribly out of shape I found I needed more. Also there was a lot of chit chat between the ladies. I'm the type that likes to stay focused and get in and out. Although it wasn't for me, I do think it's a great place to get started.

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I had a membership for about 1 year and then moved on--but my sister and mother (have been going to Curves) for years now and still love it. My sister now incorporates a little Zumba at home to keep up her aerobic activity--but she's at Curves every morning at 6 a.m.and she looks great.

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:20 PM   #9
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I've registered for a free consultation. I'll tour my local Curves. I'll let you all know what I think.
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