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 results: for $30, you get a 60-day unlimited basic membership, including the enrollment fee and one Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness class, at Curves, valid at 16 participating Tampa-area locations (a $167 value). After the 60-day membership period, Groupon customers can renew their membership and the enrollment fee will be waived (a $99 value).
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced coach is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues that tell participants it's time to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, so each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. Because each workout warrior is at a different station, the only competition that exists is with one's own burgeoning muscles. The CurvesSmart system programs machines with personalized information, churning out move-by-move feedback to help clients meet and challenge personal fitness goals.
During an included Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness class, limbering ladies orbit a circuit that replaces traditional recovery boards with one-minute bursts of dance-inspired Zumba cardio. As ladies shimmy to high-energy tunes or lift weights, Curves’ machines face inward so that femmes have a chance to share laughs and secret handshakes with fellow fitness frontierswomen. The complete aerobic and strength-training workout raises heart rates, burns calories, and allows women to meet new friends, arrange girls' nights out between labored breaths, or plan wardrobes of revealing bikinis for their newly svelte doppelgänger action figures.