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DESIROCKS
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Hi! This has been a very interesting thread, as I have been going to Curves for 2 1/2 years. When I started I was 288 lbs., using the Curves Smart keytag, and burning 250-300 calories. I have been watching my eating (most of the time!) and constantly pushing myself to do a little better than I did the last time. Currently I am 225 (60+ lbs. Lost!) and burning between 450-550, depending on if it's an alternate workout day or not.
I have really great support people and that's how I've made it so far. My mom is #1, and Curves owner Susan Wagner is #2. She keeps me accountable and is very encouraging.
So, I guess I would agree with the poster that said you get out of it what you put in. Good luck!
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It's unlikely that twice around the curves circuit during a 30 minute period burns 500 calories. I am 247 lbs and do high intensity cardio and weight training intervals and burn about 550 calories in 30 minutes. I also use to be a curves member and know the circuit.

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I work out very hard at curves. I am 54 196 lbs. I just lost 8 lbs in the last few months --more inches than lbs. I lose between 400 and 500 calories daily. Today I lost 881 calories. ???

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They put at HRM on a very obese person who burned 500 calories, therefore it is POSSIBLE for burn 500 calories, but not likely unless you are very overweight.

I do an hour long boxing class and I burn around 400 calories, so I think it would be difficult to burn 500 in 30 minutes on a Curves circuit

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IMHO Curves over-estimates the number of calories in a workout when using a Curves Smart data key to log the machines in a 30 minute circuit. I believe this may be a marketing strategy on their part as there is no way that the workouts I've been doing would add up to 525 calories they indicate I have burned. But even without the caloric burn, the Curves circuit is a simple, balanced basic workout that keeps one limber and muscle mass in place. The Curves system is not hardcore for those who require it, unless you push yourself and do the circuit perhaps twice in one session - at least four or five times a week. Many is the fellow Curves member I have seen come in to the gym faithfully - and stay exactly the same size and apparent fitness level. It is not really part of a serious exercise program for losing weight, despite the Curves promise. It is easy and straightforward and keeps muscles and joints working smoothly, which is ALOT in this inactive world. If you need more you will have to work harder, include MORE CARDIO, for weight loss. But as a toning, stability and muscle mass retainer, Curves is great.



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7/17/12 1:08 P

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i belonged to curves about a year before it closed...i rejoined the new one that opened...i was never able to get anywhere near 500 or even 400 and i worked very very hard...so i dont know how that works..



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emoticonI have only burned 500 calories a few times at Curves, and I always workout at least 40 minutes. Others on the Curves Spark Teams here burn more than 500 calories pretty consistently. I think that - especially for Women over 50 - the Strength Training and Stretching is even more important than the Calorie Burn.
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howdy i was sent here from google as i typed in how long it takes to lose wt in curves and theres lots of replies...mostly good..i just joined a week ago and i hope i lose something..pounds and or inches! it does concern me tho that after awhile your body will get used to the routine and we can only push ourselves so hard..i gess ill have to go home and do another exercise!



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CRUZINCARIL
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howdy i was sent here from google as i typed in how long it takes to lose wt in curves and theres lots of replies...mostly good..i just joined a week ago and i hope i lose something..pounds and or inches! it does concern me tho that after awhile your body will get used to the routine and we can only push ourselves so hard..i gess ill have to go home and do another exercise!



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I started Curves today and did a workout 2 times around the circuit can any one tell me how many calories I have burned



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1/5/12 7:31 A

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my Curves closed and I don't have another one located near me. I tried working out at home but got bored. I am now checking into a small gym near my home



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Did you ever get an answer to this? I am on Spark again and I also go to Curves and would like to know.

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9/1/11 10:08 A

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my curves is scheduled to close in 2 weeks. I do not have another one close to where I live so it looks like I will be searching for an alternative



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8/23/11 10:34 P

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I go to curves at least 4 times a week. I have lost 12 inches and almost 30 lbs. To track on spark, I wear a heart rate monitor that gives me a more accurate count of the calories that I burn, then I manually enter in the amount of time I worked out and the calories that I burned.

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8/23/11 6:21 P

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I was wondering about logging my curves workout on sparkpeople. I've been going for near 10 years (worked there for 8+) & tho we don't have curves-smart, I know how to get the most out of my workout there! But the only way i know how to enter it on sparkpeople is to put it under cardio....& it only counts as a little over 200 calories. There's no way to measure the strength training part of it ~ Can you tell me how you count it?



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8/16/11 7:36 P

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Curves is what you put into it, just like life!! I leave there sweating everyday!! Sometimes even dripping. SmartCurves gives me a better workout, pushes me more. I don't think size or weight really matter, you gotta do the work!! Good ole diet and exercise!



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8/1/11 10:48 A

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As "circuit training" (cardio) and enter the time (30 mins).



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How do you track your curves workout on your fitness tracker?

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LJBOWSER
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7/13/11 6:53 A

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I am suppose to move to the Smart program this month. I am ready because I don't feel like I am getting enough out of it. I also do strength exercises at home every morning.



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Keep in mind that your age and weight have a lot to do with how many calories you can burn at Curves, or any exercise. A 300 pound person will burn more calories in an activity than a 120 pound person obviously. Its like working with extra weights. A roommate of mine lost a ton of weight with that stomach band procedure and his calves were huge and soooo muscular having carried so much weight around for so many years. When Curves says you can burn up to 500 calories doing the circuit, they are more or less giving you the maximum calorie burn possible for something that is only 30 minutes of exercise. I am 169 lbs and I burned 375 calories doing my 30 minutes on the circuit. It you go to a Curves with the CurvesSmart program, you will get a detailed recording of your workout results, including how many calories, based on YOU. I highly recommend it.



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Curves is great for someone who is beginning the fitness journey.



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SLM1988J, You are right Curves isn;t for everyone but I enjoy going there for the company. You are doing great!!! I have a weigh in this week and do not think I lost much.



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I agree that you 500cal is not right, but for the person that hates exercise it is a nice start, I joined my curves back in may.. I have lost 25lbs and over 18in overall.. along with food tracking. I do curves longer than the 30min... and while on the recovery boards inbetween I dont just jog or step.. I try to do aerobic moves or dance moves.. I work at 80-85% heartrate and I always break a sweat.. dosent take much when you are over 300lbs. I do sometimes do other exercises at home.. hand power push lawn 1acre...
So curves may not be the greatest for everyone, it is certainly better than sitting around doing nothing.



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LJBOWSER
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I have been going for about 3 months now. Even when I don't eat properly I feel good. I enjoy the company and half an hour is easy to work into my day.



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I have been going to Curves 4 or 5 times a week for the last month. I feel fantastic, I am so greatful that there is such a great system to ease into working out for someone who has been sedentary for many years. I have lost almost 12lbs. It's not hard work, but my heart rate monitor says I am burning 400 cals. per 30 minute circuit. I hope you like it as much as I do!

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I think I'm going to try joining Curves. I've been running, but it is hurting my knees and I need more of an all-body work out. When I go to the gym I get bored easily, from the looks of it Curves seems to be a pretty good fit.

I called and planned an initial meeting for monday AM at 5:30. Wish me luck!



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LJBOWSER
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6/14/11 6:35 A

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I really enjoy going to Curves so can we keep this post alive



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I think it may be possible at first when your BMI is higher.



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I have been doing Curves for about 2 months now. I track the Curves workout but am not sure how to track the recovery boards & stretches. Any ideas? thanks

PS I lost 6 pounds & 8 inches in my first month



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I worked out at Curves this last Sat. and my smart tag said that I burned 367 calories but my heart rate monitor displayed that I burned 417 calories so yes I'm sure that the smart tag calories burned is machine only.



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I have been a memeber for about 3 months, however I had not been consistent until just about 2 weeks ago. I am on the smart tag and the results of my workout have been showing about 360 calories burned. I am assuming this number refers to the calories burned at the machines ONLY, since I do not see how the smart tag can calculate how many calories do you burned during the recovery mat portion of the work out. So I guess that if you are doing a good cardio at the recovery mats, you could burn the extra 150 calories to make up the 500.



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Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention the 14th marked my one month anniversary at Curves and I lost 4 lbs. All I was doing is working out 3 days a week.




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I'm in grad school, so I have a student rate of $35/month right now. From what I can tell, the rates vary from location to location, but for just a regular monthly membership it will be between $39 and $49/month. If you are a Curves Smart member, most clubs add an another $5 to $10 to the monthly rate. But you have to be a regular member for a month or two before you can become a Curves Smart member because they want to ensure that you're using the equipment correctly, etc.

I used to use Curves Smart, and will probably go back it after I start working again and can afford the higher rate. When I did use it, I consistently burned 450+ calories per workout. You get out of Curves what you put into it. I see some ladies who dance like crazy on the recovery boards, but then take it real easy on the machines and some women who even use the machines incorrectly despite all the training the staff provides. I'm not sure why they even bother working out. The other thing is that you also have to be eating healthy.

When I first joined Curves, I wasn't eating healthy, so while my cardio and strength did improve, I certainly didn't lose any weight. It wasn't until I improved my eating habits that I began seeing results on the scale.



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I know that this board is pretty much dead but I thought that I'd give my 2 cents anyway. I started Curves the very first time about 2 years ago. I weighed 233 lbs. at that time. I worked out faithfully at Curves 3 times per week and walked 1.5 miles 2 days per week and after 3 months I had lost a total of 27 pounds. That was the most weight that I had ever lost at that time. The main reason I stopped going to Curves is because my location shut down and I didn't like the new location that I was sent to.

Without telling an even longer story I'm back at Curves and I'm LOVING it. I've been going for a month now. I've tried 2 other gyms (24 Hour Fitness and ClubOne) and even a fitness boot-camp but I didn't stay past 3 weeks at any of them. Sadly, I don't even really have a good reason why.

Curves is simple and doable. I can, have, and do continue to stick with the program. I doubt I burn anywhere near 500 calories in just 30 min. although when I get to really working it it seems like it. But I do lose weight and tone up nicely.



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I do Curves and diet and use SP for my motivation.

I don't know about burning 500 calories as I am just 30 pounds over my normal weight.

At Curves, I've seen how some of the women get right into the workout and not all are doing it at that same intensity level.

You have to take that into consideration.

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My isurance co. sent me a 49$ enrollment fee voucher. What does it cost per month to actually go to Curves?


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Not ever been to Curves, but I worked a summer job with a lady who was the director of the local Curves, and she was definitely overweight by a bit! I always figured Curves was for people who needed to be in a group to get them to exercise, but that it wasn't hardcore enough to actually get "slim and trim", just help you lose weight if you were inactive usually. Kind of like Weight Watchers. Disclaimer: Not knowing anything about either of them -- just seeing people who use them.



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I joined Curves almost a year ago (go me!!) and I have to say that I LOVE IT!! After the first month I started on the Curves Smart program and have monitored my caloric burn...avg is 350 per session. I lost over 30lbs and 35 inches in my first 5mths...then I was injured at work and gained 7lbs back. I am back working at a moderate intensity (60-70% HR) and have lost 2lbs since Monday!!
Would I recommend Curves to others?? Already have...about 6 and 4 have joined so far! Do they like it? They LOVE it!

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Just joined Curves and had my 2nd workout. My office is in a "strip mall" and Curves is *literally* next door. Since I get an hour for lunch (and two trips around the circuit takes about 30 minutes)... why not? I like the idea of circuit training, I don't have to get in the car and drive, and I can work longer in the circuit if I choose to do so.

Tracking my workout here at SparkPeople, it looks like I'm burning fewer than 200 calories in 30 minutes with Curves. It really depends on one's weight. But that burns off two 100-calorie snacks for me, so... it's all good, I guess.

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I lost 15 pounds thanks to Spark and Curves from March 2010 to June 2010. It works if you work it. I highly doubt if you burn 500 calories though.

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I did curves for about 3 years, I really enjoyed the people. But the hours are not convenient for me. I felt better when I worked out and have seen a lot of older ladies make very good progress. One lady started with using a cane and having a trainer with her every step of the way, but the last time I saw her she did the whole circuit by herself. I do think there is a lot to be said for the benefits, but sometimes when you add up the expenses, such as gas (we live well out in the country), membership price, and the hours (I work 3rd shift & have to be home asap for small children in the a m). I have more cons than pros at this point. I also never did really lose weight however I did firm up.



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It's possible, but not likely for most people. I tried it for only one session to know that it wasn't for me. I am taller than average, and about a third of the machines were too short for me to make a full extension. I also didn't like the trainer emphasizing me to go as quickly as possible and to not worry about form. I don't like snapping my limbs back and forth so that wasn't a good fit either. There are those out there who get much better experiences though.



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I honestly don't know about whether the 500 calories thing is true or not but every review I have had of people that have stuck with the Curves thing has been successful - and after all isn't that what we all want. I joined a gym, I've tracked my food, and I'm still gaining weight so I think I will look into adding a few curves sessions in too as soon as all the end of year craziness is over - I may even be able to do it in my lunch break as I thought someone said it was only 30 minutes??

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I really enjoyed going to Curves. I went 3 times around the circuit and did the hip-hop abs class. I broke a good sweat. Getting weighed in today and measured. emoticon

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I'm trying out Curves for the first time this morning. I received a 30 day free membership...so why not try it? I do workout on a regular basis so I'll see what they have to offer me.
Can't wait to check it out!

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11/1/10 9:02 A

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I don't know about the calories burned...but I went from 265 to 192 in about 9 months by just going to Curves 3 times a week and watching what I ate. I dind't "diet" at all. I am at 208 3 years later so I am HERE and heading back to Curves. It works!emoticon



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Curves is better than doing nothing but it is at best, a moderate workout. 500 calorie burn in 30 minutes? Doubtful.

It is great for someone who is new to exercise or doesn't want to go to the gym. But as someone mentioned, if you are physically fit and healthy, it will not even begin to meet your needs or challenge you.

The machines are doing a lot of the work....



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11/1/10 1:58 A

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good workout.



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10/31/10 2:55 P

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According to the SP cardio tracker, I can burn 464 calories in 30 minutes on the treadmill at 10% incline and a 20 minute mile. At 15%, 20 minute mile, for 30 mintes it was 562.

Yes, even poor old me at 290+ pounds can do that. LOL (There were some pretty arrogant remarks down below about what large people can do. Please, come work out with me! LOL)

Size doesn't have alot to do with fitness once you have been working out consistently for awhile. Other than you still burn more calories. ;)



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The curvessmart workout is a fantastic workout! What some people don't get is that yes you are working every muscle group in your body in a 30 min workout plus getting in your cardio. So it is pretty much the same calorie burn as if you spend 2 to 3 hours on weight training at a traditional gym. If you work the machines and pay attention to your pi targets you will not outgrow the program. It won't let you.



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I just joined Curves (on a month-to-month basis) and went for my first workout today. I joined for the strength training because I just won't consistently do that at home. I really worked up a sweat today and feel like I got a good workout. I'll stick with this as long as it works for me. I'm glad I didn't read all the negative comments here before joining.

Betty - Idaho

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10/8/10 1:14 A

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I worked at a Curves for over a year and eventually left because I could no longer honestly sell the program to potential clients. On the Curves Smart program, the readout would say I had burned over 600 calories--even when I weighed around 140. In order for me to burn that many calories say, running, I would have to run for an hour at a ten minute mile! We often had to weigh and measure women and tell them (when they gained weight, or stayed the same, or had increases in their measurements) that it was "because of all their muscle gain". Simply put, be mindful that what they say to you may not be true. The calorie burn will ALWAYS be higher than what you have really burned.
That being said, I still believe that it is a great start for people who have not seriously exercised before. I worked with one woman 3 times a week who was older(70+) and went from being frail and very thin to jogging on the circuit boards between machines--Fantastic!

Do what you enjoy and will be consistent with--that's the key to a successful fitness routine that will last you a lifetime!



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"Can" do that is highly unlikely. Watch commercials that claim that you "can" do something. I always notice the fine print that results are "not typical".



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I've chosen to join a local gym, after my free week at Curves. I felt I'd physically "outgrow" the Curves circuit after a little while.

Curves was much more friendly and encouraging, but I hesitated at the one year contract. The gym can be month-to-month.

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I have been going to curves for a while now. I lost 60 pounds with the curves smart workout. It helped me firm up also. I always where my HRM and never burn as much as the smart system tells me. I feel it is a good workout for all types of women in shape or not. There is a way to change the resistance and that is to push yourself harder each time you go. I disagree with people who say you will get used to it. I have yet to get used to it because I constantly push myself harder each time I go. I imagine that if I didn't do that yes I would get used to it.

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Last night my calorie burn with Curves Smart was 510 calories.



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It's going to vary with every person, but it's possible if you put everything you had into it for the 30 minutes. I tried Curves and it wasn't for me, but hope you're successful!



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Anything that involves movement and/or resistance is good for you. 500 calories may be pushing it, unless you are quite over weight.
I would say it is more like 300 when you are really giving it your all.

I have been doing Weight Watchers and Curves for a little over a week now and am really enjoying it, but I will say that Curves will probably only be good for losing, rather than maintaining for about 6 months as there is no way to change your resistance,and your body will get used to it. But until then, give 'er! :)

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MACKEYW
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iT IS BECASUE YOU ARE NOT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE CALORIES YOU BURN BETWEEN THE MACHINES ON THE PLATFORMS



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I think that Curves and similar facilities are great for people new to exercising. It is an incredibly supportive environment with lots of friendly staff to encourage and educate you. However, I DO NOT believe that any average person burns even close to 500 calories in a Curves workout.



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I've been at Curves for 2 years now. I'm not sure how many calories I burn, we don't have the smart system yet, but we're told it can vary greatly but go up to 500. It depends on how hard you work. We have a couple members that are just over 80, they're not burning! But there are young people who just go to check it off their list.. they're not either. Go in there with your mind and body and kick your own butt and you'll get up there! I've lost 60 pounds, and for the first year, my only change was going to Curves. So I wouldn't focus too much on the calories.. just give it your all and remember that what you're doing is gaining muscle to burn more fat, so the calorie burning doesn't stop when you walk out the door.

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Curves is a great workout. I went for two week trial and I enjoyed it. We have a gym where I live, so I decicded to save money and not join.

Keep a postive attitude!


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I have been going to curves since april, 4 to 5 days a wk, lost 20 lbs and 18 ins, avg Curve Smart cal burn 390. The bad thing is I am developing tennis elbow from gripping the handles way too hard. Now going 3 days, but miss the 5 days. I really enjoy Curves.



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8/12/10 6:31 P

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Dear MaplePie,

I do those workouts - and while I may be somewhat skeptical - I promise you - it is a really good workout. What most people do not realize is that it is strength training - not just cardio. Those machines have hydraulic pistons on them - and if the facility has all the machines - you are working out every major muscle group - 2 times - because you go around the circuit 2 times. It is not weight lifting - but you are putting stress on those muscles. When you do it right - you are trying to get as many reps in as you can while you are on any given station and that is a lot.

I have the Jillian Michels Power Walking Chips for our Nordic Trak Tread Mill and I can do a Level 2 workout for 40 minutes - which is a very tough workout for a 56 year old at my weight. I get a better workout at Curves because I am working out more muscle groups.

Just my opinion though.

But for those of you young enough to be able to do it - if you really want to lose weight and get in shape - go find yourself a Cardio KickBoxing place. I lost 100 pounds in 8 months - and I did it kickboxing. But I was 10 years younger when I did it too.....




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8/12/10 6:09 P

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HOLY MOLY - 600 CALORIES!! That is an accomplishment! Especially at a weight under 200 pounds. Not very many Curves participants are aware of the fact that the more you weigh - the more calories you will burn on any given workout. I have tested this theory a number of times and I find it to be pretty accurate. Of course there are those ladies that are able to do 500 calorie workouts and are not overweight - but they are few and far between. I workout with several ladies that are as large of a person as I am and larger. Most of us that are on Curves Smart do a 500+ calorie workout. It means we do not come there to socialize/talk - but we come to workout hard. I know I have had a good workout when I leave there with a wet tshirt and a wet head.

I would be interested to hear what sort of PI you ladies are up to? Also, do you guys do anything other than Curves?

Thanks for the conversation - I really enjoy knowing that there are others doing what I am - and that it is working for them.

Best of luck to both you and your workout partner,
Lee Tipton



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No way is it 500 cals a workout. But if you're afraid of the gym it is a great starter workout. Eventually, though, you might want to aim toward moving on (to weight machines with adjustable resistance as your strength goes, and to a bit more variety in the cardio as your body gets used to the jogging in place).

As with everything you get out what you put in, and if you pump it hard in a curves session you'll get something out of it.

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I just joined a gym and they have a circuit training room that takes 25 minutes. I think it is like curves. I have not tried it yet, but after reading here, I look forward to it.



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My work out partner and I go to Curves 4 - 5 times a week. We both do the Curves Smart workout. I am burning around 450-470 Calories per work out and she is burning over 600 Calories per work out and we both weigh in the low to mid 190's.
P.S. My w/o partner has lost over 80 pounds at Curves and I have lost over 30. It's a great w/o if you put the effort into it.

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Way to go! Sounds like you're on the right track for fitness!!



 
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