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. Increase fitness, morale, and results with today’s Groupon to Curves, valid at 31 participating Denver-area locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get 10 circuit workouts (a $45 value).
- For $20, you get 20 circuit workouts (a $90 value).
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines 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 to manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use participants’ own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottles 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. Between each weight station lies a recovery board where ladies cool down while walking, jogging, or running in place to keep up momentum. With each workout warrior at a different station, the only competition that exists is with one’s own burgeoning muscles.
For 30 minutes, limbering ladies move around a circuit that positions machines inward so they’ll have a chance to share laughs and secret handshakes with fellow fitness frontierswomen. Those attending Curves with Zumba sessions replace traditional cardio spurts with fiery yet easy-to-follow dance steps. Regardless of a class’s cardio style, 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, arrange girls’ nights out between labored breaths, or plan wardrobes of revealing bikinis for their newly svelte doppelgänger action figures.