I too live in Missouri, near-ish KC. I go to Curves at P. Hill.
One lady who works there was telling another lady that if you are finding your heart rate in a higher range than the GREEN all the time, you should take your resting heart rate. IT MAY BE the case, that you have a higher heart rate than the "average" person.
I go 4-6 times a week. I was going 6 times, but my schedule has changed where I have to Occasionally miss a day or two.
I LOVE IT!! The first Month, I lost 11 inches and 6 pounds!!
I haven't got weighed and measured yet this month. But I am EXCITED!!
WELCOME TO CURVES!! AND YOU GO GIRL!!!