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Have any of you gone to CURVES? I reached my goal weight about a year ago and I walk/jog every day, but I know I need strength training as part of my exercise as well. My problem is I hate going to the gym. Do you think going to CURVES would qualify as STRENGTH TRAINING?????

Fri. Oct 10, 1:51am

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I go to Curves. I joined Aug. 11 of this year and love it. As far as strength training...I would say yes to someone who has reached goal weight. Since I have started Curves there is a noticable difference in the way my arms, legs, and waist look. They recommend 3 days a week...I go on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Give myself a day inbetween. There are women of all different sizes, shapes, and ages that go. At my Curves there is a young girl...late teens early 20's. Great shape, skinny but she is there 3 days a week. She can go circles around me! My advice is to go talk to them. They have different programs to meet the individual need of each person. Tell them what you are wanting and they most likely have a program to fit your need.


Friday, October 10, 2008, 5:23 AM

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Thanks Rena, I'll check it out!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008, 5:54 PM

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I hate Curves. I tried it for a year and although I got slimmer, I couldn't really tone there. The timed nature of the machines makes it almost impossible to get the right kind of resistance in the right range of motion.
It might be a good starting point if you're just beginning, but otherwise I'd suggest going to a conventional gym, maybe a Lucille Roberts or other woman-friendly gym.

Friday, October 10, 2008, 6:19 PM

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There have been other threads about Curves. I went to one for a few months and ended my membership. The staff was poorly trained, knew little about fitness and expalined that you wouldn't lose weight at Curves unless you also bought their products (shakes, etc). I realize they are independently run but the one where I live is dangerous.

Friday, October 10, 2008, 7:22 PM

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I am sorry about your experience at Curves. The one I go to has never mentioned their products. I see them all over the "gym" but don't pay much attention to them. I enjoy going to Curves...went to talk to the "guy" type gym people and was treated like a freak! I was ignored and looked at as though I was invading THEIR space. No one would talk to me even though I stood by the "office" door for 10 minutes! Once my year is up at Curves I will most likely check into a home gym type machine. Again, I am sorry about your experience at Curves.

Friday, October 10, 2008, 7:38 PM

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