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 warm-bloodedness: for $25, new clients get a two-month unlimited basic membership to Curves (an $88 value). Choose from three locations in Newport, Cumberland, or North Providence.
Curves caters exclusively to women with a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and alleviate arthritis. Thirteen toning and strength-training stations use bodyweight to create resistance matched to each user's fitness level, decreasing the chance of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean arms and legs perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making.
The Curves circuit positions machines inward, giving fellow fitness frontierswomen the chance to laugh together while raising heart rates and burning up to 500 calories per 30-minute workout. Each station is unique, so there is no competition against anyone but oneself. Musical cues inform exuberant exercisers when it's time to move to the next station, eliminating the need for stopwatches or portable microwave timers. For those looking to add some party to their pumping, the new 30-minute Zumba class tosses Latin-inspired beats and dance moves into proven routine. Curves’ head-to-toe aerobic and strength-training sessions are the ideal opportunity to meet new friends and plan a girls' night out between labored breaths—or invite current friends as friends, instead of as shields against the ogling creeps at other gyms' juice bars.