Reviews on Curves exercise place? I am thinking of re-joining after 4 years. Just wondering if it got any better, or is it still like a crowded herd of cattle just going around in a circle, and does it really make anyone lose weight?
It all depends when you go how busy it is. I always went about 3 p,m everyone was busy getting kids from school or not home from work yet.
I lost 15 pounds in 3 months
I don't much care for those places (I used to belong), after what I've read, and it makes perfect sense. For beginners who haven't worked out in a while, or for those who don't really work out at all, it's great, as it gets you moving again. However, after a time, you are no longer challenging your body and muscles, so it's not really doing anything for you anymore. I lost more weight running/walking on my treadmill, and lifting weights, than I did at Curves.
I loved curves! We had 2 localy. One was larger than the other. I preferred the larger one,the smaller one was near a school and
the school staff were there on lunch breaks and after school and I
always had to wait for a machine. Seemed there was never a
convientent time to go. But the larger one ALWAYS had room. The
only reason I didnt stay was that I couldnt afford it. But it was nice to
go,workout and leave. We also had other ladies workout places.. but
I liked Curves best.
Some years back, in the Seattle area we used to have a women's gym called "Living Well Lady". I used to work out there & what I especially loved was the exercise machines were made smaller for us women. Because we are shorter by an average of 8 inches or so, a machine made for a man usually isn't going to "fit" us properly...
My question: Does Curves have the smaller workout machines made especially for women?
I went to curves for 8 months, and worked out 2-3 times per week. I didn't just walk on the mats, I worked my *ss off. I did high kicks, deep bends, moved my arms etc. During my time on the machines, I pulled and pushed as hard as I could to work out. I worked up one dandy sweat, and I'm sure I was doing my cardio good.
BUT!!!! I lost only one thing in 8 months. NO inches, NO pounds, just MONEY. If you're in any kind of decent shape, it will do nothing more than maintain your body when you start.
I was so discouraged, (disgusted also) that I got a doctor's slip, and got out of my one year's contract.
I went and lost over 20 lbs in 6 months. I went 3 times a week. I went at night right before closing and no one was there.
My husband had a severe stroke so I had to quit and take care of him 24/7 besides that cost was considered "an extra" that we just could not fit into our budget anymore with him no longer working and his social security isn't big enough to handle another added expense.
I truly miss it and the ladies that I met there.
Interesting, I just wrote my sister this evening that I had not lost a thing going to Curves and began to wonder if I ever would. I paid for a year in full! I may be a little stronger and because it costs so much money, I have an incentive to go or I think I might have given up. I do like the mindlessness that you can do the routine with, as there have been a lot of health issues with my husband the past year.
Have you thought about joining a YMCA? In our area it costs less than Curves. There are many group classes for seniors, new moms, specific interests and level of exercise. They also have a fitness floor and pool. Great for singles or families.
I loved Curves, but the crowds depend of each place, time opf day, etc. Visit at the time you are likely to go. If one place is always busy, try a different one nearby. We have lots in the area, and most will allow you to use the facility as a "guest" if you are a member elsewhere. As far as weight loss, no exercise works unless coupled with a lower calorie,low fat, healthy diet. So don't stop for a Frappacino or a banana split of the way home! Eat right and exercise well work!
My friend went there for years and gained weight instead. She went anyway because all her friends went there. A little pricey
I looked in the door at the local Curves gym. There was a young man behind the counter. Right next to him was a small circle of exercise machines. I lost all interest when I saw how public and small the exercise area was. Gold's Gym is big enough that those who exercise are not on display or huffing and sweating in front of the counter guy. It also has a ladies' only room. My teenage daughter has a membership. If I joined a gym I would go there.
Cattle, circle, no weight loss. Couldn't get up off the mat without some difficulty and I only had 30 lbs. to lose. Hahhahahaha.
I love Curves personally. The workers are really nice and they get to know you, where other places don't even talk to you. I've been going there for a couple months now and I have noticed a weight loss. I am very satisfied.
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we love curves. we've been going for about 9 months, and we've lost a combined weight of about 120 lbs. so if it doesn't work for you-maybe you are not changing your eating style or you're not working out as hard as you should.
I have been going to Curves for over a year now. I have lost 13 kgs and 96 centimeters. You have to put the hard work in and watch your eating habits. Weight loss doesn't happen overnight, go 4 times a week and do your hardest to get that heart rate up and it will work. The staff are friendly and so are all the other woman who go there. Yes, it gets a bit busy at times, but remember they didn't all turn up at the same time so very soon some will be finishing and there will be a space for you.
I do not use curves, I lost weight by walking one mile out then one mile back only, and did not change eating habits and still lost 20 pounds in three months. You must do every day. You will feel great. Take care.
I went with my mother and we both disliked it. It's hard to keep at something you don't like to do. They don't have many cardiovascular machines at the one I went to and I also didn't like going in circles, and having only a few minutes per machine. something like the YMCA is A LOT cheaper and lets you work out the way you want.
I was a member for 4 years and finally decided to quit. I lost weight in the beginning. Since then I gained it back plus 10 and I went 4-5 times a week.. I'm now doing Leslie Sansone Walk at home tapes and I have more muscle now then ever before and am losing too. I have more evergy plus I'm saving $31.00 a month... I love them...
I went to Curves for a few years then quit. I went back a year later hoping that things changed, but nope. I swear, the music seriously needs to change at least once a month and ironically I gained weight too; both times. Walking and jogging 3 times a week seems work better. Save your money and try something different. Curves is the same program.
I was wanting to join curves gym, but after all this comments I'm not that sure anymore. I just have to find a better and different way to lose weight and keep my money!
I have been a member for a year and don't think I want to continue. Haven't lost any weight, but did lose inches in the beginning. Hours are horrible, and very short, so get there early or the place is closed. Closed every holiday, and several days before and after. Music is always the same, and machines are consistently "broken". Cardinal fitness offers a 19.95 month, with no long term contracts, GREAT long operating hours, and plenty of different machines for not only cardio, but strength training. I may check them out. Staff is fabulous at Curves, think thats why I stayed as long as I did!
I joined Curves in January 2007 and lost almost 2 stones and 26 inches! I went from a size a 14 to a 10! I still go at least 3 times a week and have maintained the weight loss! As I have arthritis it suits me. The staff are great and always encouraging! We have some great losers! Thanks to everyone at the Bathgate branch!
I'm well satisfied with Curves. But, be advised it is just not possible to lose weight if you do not cut back on your sugar consumption.
One complaint is the inaccuracy of the measuring.
According to my Body Fat measurement, (36.5%) I am considered very overweight. At a size 10 with a height of 5' 4 1/2" and a weight of 133 lbs I feel, and look, quite slim. When they take my body measurements, I think they must have their eyes closed. I always come up with larger numbers when I measure myself!
Curves is well worth the discipline and effort but at £34 monthly is rather costly.
Hi Margaret L! At my gym it is £29 per month! What I like is the fact you can use any curves gym! I was in Australia last year and the year before and used Curves there! Have you lost weight? You can't lose weight by exercise alone, you have to watch what you eat to a certain extent!
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