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DETOX55 SparkPoints: (1,380)
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4/19/13 10:42 P

I feel so lucky to be a member at the best gym in the world - Les Mills Victoria Street Auckland, has over 15,000 members and a class programme that runs 4 concurrent streams of classes from 6.10am in the morning right through until 7pm at also has a women's gym, boxing gym, spin studio, steam, spa and sauna...etc..etc...I could go is AMAZING! It's the gym where all the classes you love - Pump, Attack, Combat etc...etc...are designed too, so we get to try out the brand new programmes before they are released to the rest of the world.

I've been a member there for years, and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else, but if I had to, it would be challenging...

Having said that, I think if you're bored at Curves, chances are, you'll probably be bored at other gyms too...sounds like you need to find a great gym instructor or personal trainer and get inspired with a new workout routine...there is SO MUCH you can do in a well equipped gym; sometimes we just need to be shown something new...

Good luck!

4/19/13 10:15 P

Our Curves definitely does not have that. Too bad because it sounds great!

BBENNETT SparkPoints: (114,776)
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4/19/13 3:42 P

I'm surprised you aren't familiar with it. After I was a member for about 4 months, they encouraged me to use Curves Smart. Basically, you use a tag that links you with each machine and with a computer. When done with your workout, you put your tag in the computer and it shows you your results, such as calorie burn, which muscles you need to improve on, which machines you are excelling at, etc. Plus, when you are using it on each machine, it will tell you when you are working out optimally (green light) or need to put a little more energy into it (orange light). Because it keeps track of your information over time, it increases your resistance over time so that you are continually challenged. It's a big motivator for me.

4/18/13 10:07 P

I am not familiar with Curves Smart. Our Curves just got a new manager so maybe she will be
bringing it!

BBENNETT SparkPoints: (114,776)
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4/18/13 6:32 P

Just out of curiosity, did you use Curves Smart to check your progress over time? I find it pretty motivating to see my calories burned and it keeps me challenged.

MLAN613 Posts: 18,245
4/17/13 8:17 A

Perhaps you can check out the local gyms in your area. Many may offer a free trial or will at least let you look around. Check out their class offerings and see if any sound good.

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 950
4/16/13 10:38 P

My former mother-in-law convinced me to try Curves once, and I found it to be boring after a while as well. I'd say, if you are up to- try a full service, regular gym and see what you think. Or, keep curves ans sign up for classes somewhere- Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, or a dance class.

If you simply are not comfortable with going anywhere else, try fitness DVDs like the ones Coach Nicole offers that you can do in your own home.

Best of luck.

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,852)
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4/16/13 10:03 P

I joined a gym - it gave me a great deal of variety with classes, weights (both machine and free) plus cardio machines (stair stepper, ARC trainer, elliptical, treadmill)

4/16/13 9:33 P

I have been an active Curves Member for several years. I also walk/run on a regular basis and do Zumba once a week and do a few exercises with free weights. I am hesitant to give up my Curves membership but I have to admit I am really bored there. What have other people done to change up their Curves workout?

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