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 $32, you get a fitness package at Curves (a $128 value), valid at the Palmer, Eagle River, and Wasilla locations. The fitness package includes:
- A two-month membership ($108 value).
- 10 circuit Zumba fitness classes ($20 value).
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.
During 30-minute Curves Circuit with Zumba fitness classes, limbering ladies take turns navigating a circuit of core-toning machines in combination with 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 rate 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.