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 $20, new clients get a one-month unlimited basic membership with five sessions of Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness at their choice of three Lexington Curves locations: Partner Place, Old Todds Road, or Tates Creek Road (a $59 value). Curves is a fitness and weight management center designed exclusively for women; each membership can be used toward unlimited visits.
Curves houses a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and cope with arthritis. Instead of guests fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches each exerciser's abilities. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, machines use push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. Every thigh- or torso-transformer is equipped with the CurvesSmart personal-coaching system, which uses programmed information on weight, endurance level, and fitness goals to automatically calibrate the perfect challenge for individual bodies. The CurvesSmart system also delivers a postworkout rundown on the strength built and progress achieved during each session. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine-maneuvering and to squirt overheated guests with a Super Soaker.
Each 30-minute session of Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness is set to the motivational music of Curves' Latin-infused music. Women alternate between the machines and Zumba moves on the floor in rigorous one-minute intervals. The upbeat soundtrack includes cues for when it's time to switch to the next station, and an on-site Zumba instructor teaches specific moves and how to serenade the machines with the Transformers theme song.