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$29 for a Two-Month Membership with Zumba Classes ($207 Value)
Ladies enter a circle of 13 cardio stations and 13 resistance-strength machines designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. During 30-minute workouts, ladies shift from machines to cardio platforms. In the general circuit, women spend their cardio portions jogging or walking in place, but Zumba classes add a new element as instructors join in leading them in one-minute bursts of latin choreography or a three-ingredient stew of Pilates, boxing, and dance.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
For 30 minutes, limbering ladies move around a circuit that positions machines inward so that they'll have a chance to share laughs and secret handshakes with fellow fitness frontierswomen. Because each workout warrior is at a different station, the only competition that exists is with one's own burgeoning muscles. A soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues that tell participants it's time to move on to the next station. The complete aerobic and strength-training workout raises heart rate, burns calories, and allows women to meet new friends and arrange girls' nights out between labored breaths.