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I bit the bullet for a Curves membership

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I had been taking classes at the town rec center for the past 2 months. I've enjoyed them but having to dedicate 2 mornings a week was getting to be a problem. Then for this month, I had an appointment at the Health Dept. to get my Yellow Fever shot in anticipation of my trip to Africa in May, so I missed one of the classes, and would miss a total of 9 more classes because of my trip to Hawaii, so I didn't sign up for the month of March. I had been to a Health Expo the town put on a few weeks ago and the Curves people were there. It sounded interesting and the flexibility they offer was a real draw for me. The price was about the same, and I could go 6 days a week. They usually charge a "registration fee" of $99.00 (yikes!) but this month they are waiving the fee if you donate a non perishable food item for the local food bank. I donated a bag of Great Northern Beans from my pantry (never had a bag of beans worth $99.00 before!) and will pay $34.00 a month for a year. I did the circuit today and it really is fun. I've been doing stretches for over a year now, and after the circuit you do stretches. They were very impressed with my flexibility, so maybe that part of my pretty much "non exercising" has paid off. So I am beginning a new phase of my SP I should have been pursuing all along. Guess I'm a "late bloomer" in that department!

emoticon And I just read that the islands of Hawaii have been declared disaster areas with over 35 inches of rain in the past few days on at least 2 of the islands, so if we can't get off the ship, I guess we can always use the fitness center! They give Travel Passes for Curves, so if I can get to one that isn't under water, I can get my money's worth for the month of March!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ACURVYLADY 3/14/2012 9:17AM

    Welcome to Curves. You will love it once you get into a routine and this is the best exercise strength training exercise for women.

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CAROLJ35 3/9/2012 9:54PM

    I have thought of going to Curves for the 6 months I am in the Raleigh Area since my insurance will pay my membership. I am so thrilled with water aerobics for my old body that I wonder if I can handle exercises on land. In summer I can do the water aerobics in back yard, but sometimes the pool is too cool. Maybe I should give Curves a try and it would break this plateau.

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CATLADY52 3/8/2012 9:13PM

    You'll find the membership fee is well worth it! There are several members of SparkPeople who are also members at Curves.

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