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 like-minded ladies to increase fitness, morale, and results: for $30, you get a one-month membership (a $59 value), access to Zumba classes (up to a $24 value, based on two classes a week for four weeks), and a waived initiation fee (a $99 value) at Curves (up to a $203.84 total value, including HST). Choose from the following locations: Kitsilano, Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver East, North Vancouver West, West Point Grey, and West Vancouver.
Members at Curves, a fitness centre designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that are designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Circuit coaches are always nearby to help manage participants' machine manoeuvring and muscle making. For 30 minutes, limbering ladies move around a circuit that positions machines inward, encouraging casual conversation while worker-outers release up to 500 units of caloric energy into the fatigued atmosphere. The hydraulic machines use the exerciser's own body weight 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 bodies perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like they can.
At select locations, Curves Circuit with Zumba combines machine workouts and Zumba Fitness, a Latin-inspired dance workout that helps women salsa, turn, and dip into slimmer figures. Both complete aerobic and strength-training workouts raise heart rates and burn calories while allowing women to meet new friends, arrange a girls' night out between laboured breaths, or plan a wardrobe of revealing bikinis for their newly svelte doppelgänger action figures.