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 $35, you get a two-month unlimited basic-membership package to Curves (a $133 value), which includes:
- Two months of membership fees (a $129 value)
- Two Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness classes (a $4 value)<p>
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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 to 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 when it’s time to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use the body’s own 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 hydraulic machine sits a recovery board, where ladies can walk, jog, or run in place to maintain the ideal heart rate for calorie burn throughout the circuit. Workout warriors sweat at separate stations throughout the routine, so the only competition that exists is with one’s own burgeoning muscles.
For a fiery twist on the traditional routine, Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness classes orbit limbering ladies around the same circuit, but each recovery board replaces classic cardio with Zumba’s Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow dance steps. Aside from offering a complete aerobic and strength-training workout, raising heart rates and burning calories, Curves also creates a perfect atmosphere for women to meet new friends, arrange girls’ nights out between labored breaths, or swap revealing bikinis for their newly svelte doppelgänger action figures.