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 like-minded ladies to increase fitness, morale, and results: for $15, you get a one-month unlimited basic membership to Curves, valid at 14 participating Charlotte-area locations (a $142 value). Each membership includes:
- One-month unlimited membership (a $39 value)
- Enrollment fee (a $99 value)
- Two Zumba classes (a $2 value each)
- Complimentary one-week trial of Curves Complete program<p>
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. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use an individual’s own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury.
For 30 minutes, limbering ladies move around a circuit that positions machines inward so that they’ll have a chance to share laughs and secret handshakes with fellow fitness frontierswomen. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. 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 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.
This Groupon also includes two Zumba classes that combine Latin-inspired dancercise steps with Curves’s strength training for sessions that can burn hundreds of calories at a time. With a complimentary one-week trial of Curves Complete, ladies can test-run a custom weight-loss program that blends diet, exercise, and motivation to help women to achieve their weight loss and fitness goals, such as running a six-minute mile in their high-school prom dress.