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Poll: Join Curves or Buy a Treadmill?

That's the question. I'm moving to a new community and the closest fitness place will be Curves. About 15 min away. Everything else is 30-50 min so really out of the question.

So would I be better off to join Curves or buy a treadmill?


Thu. Mar 27, 10:48pm

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buy the treadmill
at lest you would have something to show for it when you spend the money to get in shape.
The treadmill is more convenient & private .

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 11:23 PM

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Poll: join Curves ect...

Join Curves! I love it. And you will have great support.

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 11:28 PM

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It really depends on your needs and desires. I once went to Curves and I immediately understood that it was not for me. I didn't like the rigidity, I didn't like the limited choice of machines + weights + resistance offered, and I didn't like the absence of mirrors. Personally, I would love to have a treadmill in my house so I could exercise when I wanted to, without driving anywhere. (I'm about to drive to my gym.)
You have to figure out what will work best for you.

Good luck!

Friday, March 28, 2008, 8:13 AM

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BUY THE TREADMILL!!! You can go on at your convenience. And not half to go out in bad weather.

Friday, March 28, 2008, 8:29 AM

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I joined Curves for a few months and was shocked at the lack of knowledge the staff had on basic fitness and how to operate the machines. They manipulated scales to indicate members had lost weight. I was told to spend less time on the cardio pads and more time on the machines to increase my heart rate. The staff has no independent certifucations in fitness..they are certified by Curves and it is basically to push sales and products. I left and went to a "realy gym...immediately lost weight AND put on muscle.

Having said that, if you have no fitness background and this is your first venture to a gym it might be a fit for you. Just be very careful on the machines. I;ve seen women injur themselves on the squat machines at a Curves due to the instructuions given to them by staff. WHen it no longer fits your needs...move on to a real gym. Look for independent certifications in fitness and aerobics held by the staff. Good luck.

Friday, March 28, 2008, 8:46 AM

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