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 $20, you get a one-month membership package to Curves in Denham Springs (a $143 total value), which includes the following:
- One service fee (a $99 value)
- One month of membership fees (a $34 value)
- Two Zumba classes (a $10 value)<p>
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a 30-minute 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, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues that tell participants it’s time to move on to the next station. 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. Between each weight machine, ladies pause at recovery stations to keep hearts pumping as exercisers walk, run, or jog in place. With each workout warrior exercising at a different station, the only competition that exists is with one’s own burgeoning muscles.
With two included classes, limbering ladies can orbit the same 30-minute circuit, replacing each traditional cardio break with a zesty dash of Zumba dance. Much like its predecessor, Curves with Zumba’s infusion of Latin-inspired dance steps is a complete aerobic and strength-training workout that raises heart rates and helps burn calories while still 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.