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 $25, you get a two-month unlimited basic membership to Curves of Rochester, a $149 average value (prices vary by location). Curves is a fitness center designed exclusively for women. Redeem your Groupon at one of 15 participating locations. Membership is only valid at the location you choose and each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and free 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—and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music will include cues to let you know when it's time to move on to the next station. You'll raise your heart rate 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 of your current friends as friends instead of as shields against the creep ogling you at the juice bar.
Across the nation, women are singing the praises of Curves. Viewpoints reviewers give it an outstanding average of 4.22 stars:
- If your [sic] having a bad day, you can go to the womens fitness center, talk to whom ever about your day and just work out. You no how people say that it is better to work out with a partner, well at curves fitness for women you dont feel like that. There is always somebody there with you. – nicole143637, Viewpoints
- 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
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for location purchased. Reservation required. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.