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 likeminded ladies to increase fitness, morale, and results: for $19, you get a one-month membership (a $44 value) plus the initiation fee (a $99 value) (a $143 total value) to Curves in North Myrtle Beach.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology. At Curves, estrogen-touting exercise mavens 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 machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness level 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. The Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness incorporates the Curves philosophy within the moves of Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that focuses on free-form movement instead of belligerently counting reps over the music.
For 30 minutes, Curves visitors move around a circuit that positions machines inward, giving fitness-seekers a chance to laugh with their fellow fitness frontierswomen. Because everyone is at different stations, motivation stems from self-competition—and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music that includes cues to let lifters know when it's time to move on to the next station. Raise heart rates and burn calories during a complete aerobic and strength-training workout. Meet new friends and plan a girls' night out between labored breaths, or invite along some current friends as friends, instead of as shields against the ogling creeps at the old gym-slash-nightclub.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by 12/31/11, membership expires 1 month from activation date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.