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post #1 of 19
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I've gotten pretty out of shape and I've been trying to find somewhere I can workout that isn't expensive. I'd work out at school, but I'm a commuter and I'm usually on campus twice at week, but not at all over the summer. There is a Curves within a block of my apartment and I thought about checking it out, since I know they have exercise equipment. Does anyone know how much a membership costs, or if it depends on on much you weigh and if you buy their products? Do they make you buy their food, or anything like that? The Y is too expensive around here and my alma mater wants $150- which is a great price considering it's for the entire year, but I'll only be here another few months. Thanks!
post #2 of 19
Well, I personally haven't joined, (Lord knows I should) but my friend did, and she told me last year it was $30 for the month. Not too bad, but I find walking good excersize and for me, free!
post #3 of 19
The Curves I go to is $30.74 a month including tax. The sign up fee was a one time $79.95 (I think - I signed up in 2003). It was half of the "regular" fee - which most gyms do to get you to sign up during your first visit. Curves are franchises and they do not all have the same pricing. You do not have to buy their products.

If you can afford it, I would encourage you to join. I love Curves! Amy (Ugamies) goes to a different Curves and I know she likes it too.
post #4 of 19
I don't know if it's like this everywhere, but it seems curves is more of an older crowd here, like maybe 50+ or so? It's very low impact and you can't work on one machine say if you want to concentrate on one area of your body, you have to go in the cycle of machines for like 30 seconds at each one or maybe a minute, i forget. I think most of them allow you to go once for free so I would try that out because if you're looking for more of a "gym" setting Curves is NOT a gym in the normal sense of a gym.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by annabelle33
I don't know if it's like this everywhere, but it seems curves is more of an older crowd here, like maybe 50+ or so? It's very low impact and you can't work on one machine say if you want to concentrate on one area of your body, you have to go in the cycle of machines for like 30 seconds at each one or maybe a minute, i forget. I think most of them allow you to go once for free so I would try that out because if you're looking for more of a "gym" setting Curves is NOT a gym in the normal sense of a gym.
Uh..."older" crowd? That depends on what you consider "old." I'm 45 and in the same shape (maybe somewhat better) than I was when I was 30. The Curves I go to has ALL ages, shapes, and sizes. Large & small, hard & soft.

True, you cannot stay on one machine. You are working different muscle groups by going around the circut. In addition, you are doing your cardio workout at the same time. Just like any workout - it is what you make it. The equipment is hydroulic and requires that you pump it as quickly as you can, creating the most resistance.

If you can try it out first, that is a great idea.
post #6 of 19
Well as far as the "old" thing, I just meant that some older people may feel uncomfortable exercising in a room full of 20 somethings, but some 20 somethings would also feel uncomfortable exercising in a room full of 50 somethings too. It's more of a feeling out of place issue, not an age discrimination thing. When I walked into one people stared at me like "why are you here" as though young thin people shouldn't exercise. And I understand but it made me not want to join.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by annabelle33
Well as far as the "old" thing, I just meant that some older people may feel uncomfortable exercising in a room full of 20 somethings, but some 20 somethings would also feel uncomfortable exercising in a room full of 50 somethings too. It's more of a feeling out of place issue, not an age discrimination thing. When I walked into one people stared at me like "why are you here" as though young thin people shouldn't exercise. And I understand but it made me not want to join.
No offense taken at all. I was just kidding you. (Thats why I winked.) All Curves are different. I also found that the time of day makes a difference as to who is there. For instance, I go after work. There are a lot of working women there at the same time. One day I took the day off from work and went at 9:00. Most of the women at that time had just dropped off their kids at school. On Saturday mornings it appeared that the median age was older.
post #8 of 19
Renee (RockCat) and I are Curves partners in crime I go and I'm 25!!! Here it's $30 and call before you join b/c sometimes they have specials that waive the membership fee. I LOVE Curves personally and ours has a wide age range of member ages.
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm 25 as well, and I wondered about that. I didn't know if it was geared towards a certain age group. For instance, I love water aerobics. I don't have to worry about my asthma at all when I'm in the pool, but usually those classes are for much older women.

I did see a commercial where you can get two free weeks if you bring in two milk caps. I'm about ready to finish one quart of milk and I've got another in my fridge, so when I'm finished I'll take them in and check it out.

I used to exercise at least 5 times a week, with yoga, weight training, and cardio. Oh the benefits of living in a dorm setting or really close to campus! We had a gym in every residence hall. I used to hike all the time and be in pretty good shape, but not since I started grad school. I'm getting married in December, which makes it even more important for me to get in shape!

Thanks for your advice everyone! I will check Curves out.
post #10 of 19
I'm 31 and a member of Curves. I joined last year and I wasn't overweight, I just needed to tone up. I think my body is actually in better shape now than 5 years ago! I think it was a $79 one time membership fee and then $29 a month. For me, it was better than joining a gym because I don't like switching the weights in the weightroom and I'm not big fan of classes. And it's only a 30 minute work-out so it's easy to fit into your schedule, 3 times a week. I think you can find specials with no membership fees or join with a friend. We have an array of older to younger women and it's great because we're all there for the same reason. There's no guys to look pretty for and no women in tight shorts and tops just there to gossip as I found in my previous gym. I'm very glad I joined!
post #11 of 19
Yeah, yeah, ... ....so many words about "curves" and nothing PIC! ...
any for there......? ..... .....
post #12 of 19
No pics for you, Rigel! You're going to get yourself in trouble!!
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Tari
No pics for you, Rigel! You're going to get yourself in trouble!!
....ha! ha! Just kidding Chick! you know me!!.......


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post #14 of 19
I belonged to Curves for almost 2 years. I really liked it. At my Curves, there were women of all ages, sizes, and body types. The toughest thing about Curves is their hours. This past year when my hours got longer/later, I could never make it to Curves before closing time. I had to give up my membership in September.
post #15 of 19
How much do curves cost?
It depends on which plastic surgeon you go to! LOL
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
How much do curves cost?
It depends on which plastic surgeon you go to! LOL
No kidding!
post #17 of 19
Check this out...we are currently doing a promotion with Curves (I work for the Dairy Association).

Got milk? Bring in 2 caps from millk and get 2 weeks free at Curves!

http://www.2424milk.com/2caps.htm

It's a great way to try it before you decide to join. I think some Curves may also have specials on reduced membership fees in your areas.

Susan
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok, I have my milkcaps and I made an appointment for Wednesday at 4. Thanks for all of your advice everyone!
post #19 of 19
Awesome! Good luck...let us know how you make out!!
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