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. Likeminded ladies are brought together to increase fitness, morale, and results with today's Groupon: for $25, new clients get enrollment and a one-month membership to Curves (up to a $143 value). Choose from the following locations at Goose Creek, West Ashley, John's Island, Summerville, and James Island.
Curves sculpts toned feminine physiques in fitness centers designed exclusively for women. 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, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies, promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of requiring weight-stacks fiddling, which results in lost momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches athletic abilities—decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulk, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles, perfect for unexpectedly crushing a grapefruit.
For 30 minutes, fitness mavens move around a circuit that positions machines inward, which offers them a chance to laugh with fellow fitness frontierswomen. Separate stations narrow competition to a grudge match between lactic acid and endorphins, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues when it's time to move on to the next station—all during a complete aerobic and strength-training workout. Meet new friends and plan a girls' night out between labored breaths, or invite along some acquaintances as friends, instead of as shields against the ogling creep at the juice bar.
1525 Old Trolley Rd.
Summerville, South Carolina 29485
3575 Maybank Hwy.
Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
1836 Ashley River Rd.
Charleston, South Carolina 29407