What You'll Get
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 deal brings together like-minded ladies to increase fitness, morale, and results: for $30, new clients get a two-month unlimited basic membership to Curves, a $99 average value (prices vary by location). Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Redeem your Groupon at the Newark location on Suburban Drive; membership is valid only at this location. Each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and 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, 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. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine-maneuvering and your muscle-making. 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.
For 30 minutes, you'll move around a circuit that positions machines inward so that you'll have a chance to laugh with your fellow fitness frontierswomen. Because you're all at different stations, you won't feel like you're in competition with anyone but yourself; a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music will include cues to let you know when it's time to move on to the next station. Try out the new Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness to raise your heart rate and burn calories. This complete aerobic and strength-training workout combines Zumba's Latin-inspired dance moves with Curves' classic circuit configuration. Meet new friends and plan a girls' night out between labored breaths, or invite along some of your current friends as friends instead of as shields against the guy ogling you at the juice bar.
- Having different stations to work at, not only expels bordom [sic], but the different stations keep your interest peaked. The music is upbeat and after a while, you can recognize the songs and really get into the beat. I also was impressed with the attentiveness of the trainers. – harvardmom, Viewpoints
- Oh, sure, it's hard work - exercise does NOT come natural to me but the encouragement of others is most helpful. The knowledge of the equipment of the employees is also a huge benefit. – tart12341234, Viewpoints
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for listed location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.