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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 Gorupon brings together likeminded ladies to increase fitness, morale, and results: for $25, you get a two-month unlimited basic membership, which includes a personal-training assessment and fitness assessment at Curves (a $108 value). Today's Groupon is valid only at Curves on Soquel Avenue.
At Curves, exercisers 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. During your first visit, an experienced trainer can appraise fitness skills and help set attainable goals through a personal-training assessment, fitness assessment, and adrenaline-pumping Rorschach test that will highlight an ideal slim-down strategy. During each workout, guests spend 30 minutes moving around a circuit that positions machines inward so that calorie torchers have a chance to laugh with their fellow fitness frontierswomen. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use each client's body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches their abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Since traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine at Curves uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate by 10/22/11, membership expires 2 months after activation. Valid only at listed location. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
In 2014, Curves partnered with celebrity fitness expert Jillian Michaels to design a new take on its traditional circuit. These workouts incorporate functional bodyweight exercises—each with modifications—into the existing sequence, providing a slightly more intense gym experience intended to jump-start metabolisms while still forging lean, toned muscles.