Review of Curves
Overview: According to their web site, Curves is the largest fitness franchise
in the world. Curves offers a 30 minute circuit training course. They have 13 pieces of equipment.
All of the equipment is hydraulic, there are no weights to add or remove.
The object is to keep the heart rate going so half of the time you are doing
aerobics on boards or steps and half the time you are using strength training equipment.
Goals of the Members: Losing inches is the main goal of the members at this fitness club.
Cost: $29 per month for a minimum of 12 months. An up front fee of
$149 but frequently they run specials and the up front fee may only be $75,
you would need to call your nearest facility to see what special prices they are offering.
Time Needed: 30 minute routine 3-6 times per week. The amount of days that you decide to go will
depend on your individual goals which the staff will help you set.
Gender and Age Group: Ladies only. The age group of the place we interviewed was from 25 ? 75.
Motivation: They help you determine your individual goals and then they
measure you every month.
The staff is trained to keep you going strong while you're exercising.
They also have contests.
Fitness Strategies: Aerobic, flexibility, and strength training.
Risk of Injury: Limited risk of injury if you follow the instructions and use
the equipment properly.
Nutritional Information: No nutritionist on staff.
For the center nearest you, call 800-848-1096 or visit the
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