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It is good if you have limited time or aren't looking to really get into weight training, serious cardio, etc. The circuit is the circuit and it doesn't change, so every work out is the same. It is good for people wanting to work out on a lunch break or when time is really short, but for the money, I thought I needed a gym.

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I think it was about $35 a month in my area. Plus there is the cost of joining. You'd have to check your local curves though to see what the prices are.

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I feel the same way as Cherrybomb and losingjusme. I had done it awhile ago. At the time they had a special that if you had a physical in the past 6 mos., then they'd waive the sign-up fee which I think was over $100 for the one year. Then it was about $30-35 a month on top of that.

The other thing you have to think about, is it close enough to you that you'll actually attend. All of the ones in or around my area were out of my way. None of them were on the route to or from work unless I went the long way home. Gas wise (driving) and time wise it just wasn't worth it to me.

Also, you have to notify them before the end of your contract at least two weeks before if you want to cancel at the end of your 12 months, otherwise they will continue to charge you on your credit card. There were a few months at the end of my contract and I wasn't attending because I was constantly sick and had a problem with my ankle. They never bothered to call and see why I wasn't coming and continued to charge me, even putting my credit card over the limit a couple times.

I have a gym at work on the 1st floor of our employee parking garage and it's only $15/month. A lot more equipment and a lot more convenient, at least 5 days of the week anyway.

Good luck!

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Check it out. It's good for beginners, if you like the social aspect and if it fits your life's schedule.

But if you are serious about working out you will out grow it in a matter of months.

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I did Curves for a year. I found it helpful in the fact that it got me to just get out at least 3 x week and get the exercise done. In the beginning it was a fine workout for me but by the end of the year I found I really was just going through the motions and not pushing myself. But it did teach me how to get out there and after Curves I joined a gym and got a trainer so I feel it did its job because now I go to the gym 5x week.

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I've been a Curves member for 4 1/2 years--our Curves has just such a great social atmosphere; it's more like a really fun social club! (Although I recently heard about another one in our area where you weren't allowed to talk during your workout!). I go to Curves twice a week for a cardio workout more than anything...

Curves is circuit weight training: the machines are preset with the weight, so there's no changing the weights up or down on each machine. The 8+ machines are alternated with 'resting' pad-stations (although most people do some form of cardio on them).

I also joined the YMCA this year and do weight training (free weights and machines) twice a week, since the machines at Curves really no longer present a challenge, and I really look forward to going to the Y also! Alternating the two just makes it so much more interesting.

AND you just feel SO-O-O great when you finish working out!!!

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Forgot to say: our cost is $29 a month (automatic from your checking account) for a year at a time. Our owner also offers month-to-month for $39 a month.

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I am very tall and the Curves equiptment was too short for me. I was not able to get full extensions on quite a few machines. I am 6ft. tall. Just a thought..not sure of your height!

Rain

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I am very tall and the Curves equiptment was too short for me. I was not able to get full extensions on quite a few machines. I am 6ft. tall. Just a thought..not sure of your height!

Rain

I had the SAME problem!!

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I did it years ago and I agree with Juli. It is good for beginners, but if you are serious about making exercise a part of your weekly routine, I would recommend against signing a 1 year contract. You will most likely plateau and outgrow curves within a few months.

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I go to curves on Tuesday and Thursday. Then I go to New York Sports Club on Mon, Wed and Fri. Curves is closer to my house and a quick workout. The NYSC is an upscale gym with really great equipment.

I do feel like one could 'outgrow' Curves but you can go at your own pace and really work out with the machines and on the resting stations you can get a decent cardio workout.

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