When compared to mixed-gender populations, the members of all-female lizard species are stronger, happier, and 10 times more likely to be named Trisha. Today’s Groupon brings together likeminded ladies to increase fitness, morale, and results: for $20, you get a fitness package at Curves (a $92 total value). This deal is valid at Curves locations in Affton, Fenton, High Ridge, Manchester, Mehlville, Oakville, and St. Louis South.The fitness package includes the following:
- 20 gym visits (an $88 value)
- Two Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness classes (a $2 value each)
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to help female bodies lose weight and burn up to 500 calories in 30 minutes. Experienced trainers stand ready to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use the exerciser’s 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.
During 30-minute Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness classes, limbering ladies take turns navigating a course of core-toning machines and executing the high-energy movements of the fiery dance class. The circuit positions machines inward so that participants have a chance to share laughs, hip waggles, 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 motivates members as they rotate between dynamic dancing maneuvers and the toning tempo of the machines. The complete aerobic and strength-training workout raises heart rates and burns calories while allowing women to meet new friends, arrange a girls’ night out between labored breaths, or plan a wardrobe of revealing bikinis for their newly svelte doppelgänger action figures.
As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.