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 $59, you get a two-month unlimited basic membership to Curves (a $217 value). Choose from the following five locations: Carman, Lorette, Plessis Road, Portage la Prairie, and Waverley Street.
Members of Curves, a fitness centre designed exclusively for women, rotate through a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine manoeuvring and muscle making. 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. 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, fitness frontierswomen move around a circuit that positions machines inward to give groups a chance to share laughs and secret handshakes. Because each workout warrior destroys calories at a personal station, the only competition is with one's own burgeoning muscles. A soundtrack of fun, upbeat music, meanwhile, includes cues that tell participants it's time to move on to the next station. The complete aerobic and strength-training workout raises heart rates and burns 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.
This Groupon must be activated by October 15, 2011 to receive a full two month membership. If activated after the Groupon's expiration date, purchasers may use their membership until December 15, 2011.
River Heights Yoga
Every week, certified yoga instructors help guests stretch into fitter versions of themselves, drawing from their certifications in yoga and fitness training. Seasoned yogis at the Curves club lead all classes within its comfortable facilities. As a Curves trainer, Debra Vandekerkhove also holds within her mental hard drive an encyclopedic knowledge of diets, nutrition, and the favourite snacks of 19th-century prime ministers.