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 $25, you get a membership package to Curves (a $58 total value). Choose from locations in Belleville, Brockville, and Sutherland Drive and Gardiners Road in Kingston. The package includes the following:
- One-month membership (a $54 value)
- Two drop-in Zumba classes (a $4 value)<p>
Curves’ 30-minute workout whittles women with a signature circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Ladies can hop into the circuit circle at any of 13 strength-training stations, each of which works to tone two major muscle groups. After 30 seconds of repetitions, they step onto a nearby recovery board, which welcomes women to walk, jog, or speed-skate in place for a half-minute. This cardio burst jolts the heart rate, torching more calories as exercisers move onto the next resistance-training machine. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine manoeuvring and play doh-based muscle making.
Curves’ latest cardio twist ditches traditional recovery sessions for a one-minute burst of Latin-inspired Zumba dance. After pumping the same pinpointed iron, ladies spend their cardio recovery shimmying and stepping to Zumba’s simple choreography, tailored to both the seasoned dancer and newborn giraffe. Because of their longer cardio breaks, Curves’ Zumba classes clock in at a half hour apiece.