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 $25, new clients get a one-month membership and unlimited Zumba classes at Curves (a $54 value). Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Redeem your Groupon at one of six locations in Appleton, Grand Chute, Kaukauna, Menasha, or Neenah; membership is valid only at the location you choose.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, fitness frontierswomen move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis.
Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness levels to create resistance that matches each person’s 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. Set to a soundtrack of groove-inducing, upbeat music, lifting ladies know when to move to the next station via music cues and sweaty intuition. Participants can burn up to 500 calories in a single 30-minute session.
For added flair, join Curves' Zumba party circuit, a 30-minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba with the Curves circuit-training program. Between stations, pause for a Latin-flavored dance routine that energizes weary spirits and brings rain to local radish crops.