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 $25, new clients get a one-month unlimited basic membership—including weight-management classes and three personal-training sessions—to Curves (a $93 value). Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Redeem your Groupon at either their east or west Montgomery location. Membership is only valid at the location you choose.
At Curves, you'll 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. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your 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. A soundtrack of fun, upbeat music will include cues to let you know when it's time to move on to the next station.
An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. During your triumvirate of training sessions, your trainer will walk you through the finer points of machine-based muscle manipulation, offering positive encourage and playing kazoo-based inspirational theme music. Weight-management classes likewise give calorie counters an easy and manageable way to shed unsightly extra you by speeding up your metabolism through five small meals a day. The built-in food exchange system allows you to craft sustainable sustenance that appeals to you.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds are spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.