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Old 02-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Curves? Gym membership? Ahh!

Anyone a member of Curves? I'm trying to figure out if that would be worth it to join. I'm already a part of WW, but I might need a little coaching in the exercise area.

Any tips?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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I did Curves for about a year. It is good for a beginner, but once you get more advanced it loses its appeal. I did like the Zumba circuit, but that cost extra. Good luck!
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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It bugs me that I have to go in for a consultation to get prices. I called up for prices and they quoted me the cost per month for a year. I don't wanna commit to a year, especially after what you said...
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I worked for Curves. Some offer a 3 or 6 month contract, but most just want that 12-month commitment. I do agree that the workout can get boring, but I also believe that its possible to get in a good, challenging workout if youre willing to push yourself. The circuit works for a wide range of fitness levels, which is why its so good for beginners - it can grow with you. The employees are what really make or break the place. If youre looking for coaching, that might be your best bet. But first be sure you like the coaches at your Curves, because they will become a big part of your health journey.

My advice would be for you to shop around & get a feel for what type of gym experience is for you. Most gyms offer a trial membership or "3 free workouts." Good luck!
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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I was offered a free workout, and I want the support, but I'm notorious for obsessing over something for a month or two, then giving in. I'm hoping that this isn't one of them.
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Haha! Me too. But I prefer to call it, "zest for life." I would look for a gym with contracts that are less strict. Maybe you can find an actual month to month membership, and probably for much less $$. I cant tell you how many women I saw get trapped into contracts they couldnt afford or no longer wanted. Thats why I stuck to the coaching end & refused management.
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We'll see what happens tomorrow.

It seems like all the gyms in the area are expensive. Boo.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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We'll see what happens tomorrow.

It seems like all the gyms in the area are expensive. Boo.

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What about a walking or running group? I joined a local Galloway group that has an interval group that is my pace, run/walk/run, but yet is able to challenge me also. I know there is also a walking group in my area.

This would give you a group to socialize with and a commitment to get out and move.

We have a couple of local running shops that also hold groups runs/walks that are free.
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I found, for me, getting a Fitbit One gave me the motivation, or extra push that I needed to get moving! I already belong to a gym & have a yoga membership, but the Fitbit pushed me to start actually DOING instead of just intending to exercise.

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I found another women's only gym in the area. I like it a lot better than curves. It is a tad on the expensive side, but you get discounts on massages and whatnot.
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Score! You may benefit from one of those daily motivational quote email list as well, to keep you interested. Good luck & good health!

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