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Possibly joining... some questions for ya'll.... [Dec. 4th, 2007|04:34 pm]


So about a year ago a Curves gym opened up right down the street from my house, like 30 seconds away and ever since then I've been considering joining. But here's the deal... I'm 20, a full time student who works part time and makes 200 dollars a month (which after gas, school stuff, and other expenses doesn't leave much) I called today to ask about prices and such and they told me there was an initiation fee of $75 and then it was $34 a month. It doesn't sound like much but to me it would be taking a chunk of my check every month.

So here is my question... would going 3 times a week be worth spending the money? I guess I'm asking what kind of results you guys have had, and how many days a week you went to get those results. Here are my stats so you get a feel of where I am...

Age: 20
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 164
Goal weight: 130

In high school I was in the 135-140 range so I'd like to get back to that range. My ultimate goal would be losing about 5-10 pounds a month, so I could reach my goal weight in 3-6 months. Is that reasonable to you guys?

I would be doing the Curves workout 3 times a week and also making better decisions when it comes to food. Let's face it people, we live in a fast food generation and my family eats far too much fast food/pizza/chinese leaving a home-cooked meal maybe once a week. My energy level is low, I'm tired all the time, and it sometimes affects my studies and grades. I've heard so much about Curves lately, and I drive by it every single day and I'd just like you're honest advice and information. I'd really appreciate it!!! Thanks in advance!


[User Picture]From: mdyesowitch
2007-12-05 01:41 am (UTC)
I lost about 100 lbs with curves and developed more shape. Curves helped me lose inches, but I don't know how much, because I don't remember, having stopped going for two years. But I restarted last month. Hopefully I can lose some more of that again.

Yes, 5-10 pounds a month is reasonable.

Edited at 2007-12-05 01:42 am (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-07 05:42 am (UTC)
I think your goal is resonable however you're locked into a one year contract so if your thinking you can cancel after 6 months that isn't possible.
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[User Picture]From: tumbledstars
2007-12-31 07:39 pm (UTC)
I don't think you should join at Curves because it's so expensive and the contract is impossible to get out of without shelling out more money. Also, the first-time fee is ridiculous! I was a member at Curves and working hard did not see great results. Now I'm a member at a regular gym and have great results. Another huge problem with Curves is the "trainers." They are very, very lightly trained and do NOT have enough (if any) working knowledge on exercise science. I know this because I became a Curves employee. I think a regular gym would be the best bet for you AND your buck.
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From: othersidhe
2008-01-10 09:50 am (UTC)
I would not join Curves; I'm a former member and employee like somesadaffair and everything they already mentioned I agree with. The employees aren't trained enough to give you the support and help you need and with the hydraulic equipment there's a significant chance that you'll plateau after two months.
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