Curves has a vested interest in giving you a higher than likely calorie burn. The more you think you're burning there, the more people will sign up. Heck, they advertise it on the basis of burning 500 calories in their 30 minute workout (virtually impossible).
Isn't a large chunk of the workout strength machines? They don't burn much on their own, because you're isolating and focusing on individual muscle or groups, not using your whole body, to do those.
So ... I wouldn't bother. I'd stick with Spark's estimate and see how the numbers translate to results for you. If you do find that you're losing weight faster than the numbers would suggest, perhaps Curves' value is more accurate for you personally.
Deb, in New Zealand
12/30/12 6:13 A
I was wondering about this my self. I just started back to curves . I am also considering doing the curves complete program again.
12/29/12 2:20 P
If you click the button to add an exercise to your tracker, then click the link to manually add calrories burned, you can put the entry in there with the information you have.
Hope that helps,
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1 12/29/12 12:18 P
I go to Curves 4x a week and when I try to enter in the fitness tracker it only allows you to enter the time. The circut is 30 min so that is what I entered. It calculated it at 180 calories. I know it is about double that because I use the SMART curves which tracks your calories on each machine. Is there anyway to fix this? please let me know.
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