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 come together to increase fitness, morale, and results with today's Groupon to the Curves location on Owen Drive, a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get three Curves Circuit with Zumba fitness classes (a $30 value).
- For $20, you get a one-month membership (a $50 value). Each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and free weight-management classes with trained professionals.
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, exercisers 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. Those opting for the three-pack of classes can experience the Curves Circuit with Zumba fitness, which combines the feisty Latin dance-inspired fitness formula with Curves' standard circuitry to boost heart rates, strengthen abs, and turn sneakers into dancing shoes. For 30 minutes, participants can shake their hips and pinky toes while switching from station to station, burning calories as they torch staid routines.
Purchasers springing for the second option receive a month’s worth of access to Curves’ tried-and-true training sessions. For 30 minutes per class, workout women move around a circuit that positions machines inward so there is a chance to laugh with their fellow fitness frontierswomen. Because gym-goers are all at different stations, an exerciser won't feel like she's in competition with anyone but herself—and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music will include cues to let members know when it's time to move on to the next station. You'll raise your heart rate and burn calories during a complete aerobic and strength-training workout. Meet new friends and plan a girls' night out between labored breaths, or invite along some current buddies as friends instead of as shields against the creep ogling you at the juice bar.