Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a two-month fitness package to Curves of Jackson, including unlimited fitness classes, three personal training sessions, and a 30-day weight-management counseling program (a $129 value).
The CI-certified trainers and counselors at Curves help women lose weight and tone muscles. Unlimited circuit classes increase heart rates with cardiovascular exercise as well as strength training, and Zumba classes blend Latin-style dancing with a traditional workout to prove that fusion is more than just sushi tacos and Labradoodles. A circle of hydraulic resistance machines engineered specifically for women's bodies are interspersed with cardiovascular recovery boards, where sweat savants focus on keeping up an optimal heart rate. An experienced instructor monitors the room to help students with equipment and to guard the door against cootie-carrying boys.
During 30 days of weight-management counseling, clients meet with a certified counselor for an initial conversation, and subsequently meet weekly to track progress and exchange cassettes of old Phish shows. Personal training sessions at Curves go hand in hand with personal counseling, so once fitness goals are established, the first of three personalized training sessions takes place.