Curves

March 5, 2009 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

So,  in other news.  I tried Curves women’s fitness center yesterday and today.  I enjoyed it.  I enjoyed being with other women, and feeling muscles used that I haven’t used in a while.  I enjoyed not feeling driven, just getting healthy.

I can see some benefit to it, especially for those who are doing nothing.  I had a hard time getting my heart-rate into the target zone, though I jumped up and down in the recovery areas where you are supposed to “recover”.  I wasn’t sore.  It may not be something I can justify the expense of doing–a shame, because I really like the atmosphere and general setup.  I think I could do most exercises longer than 30 seconds by the time you take a few seconds to get in and out of the machine.  That’s generally about 10 reps for me, and I can’t see pushing it much harder still keeping the pauses and rhythm they want.

However, if you need to expend some energy, there is one close to your house, and you are doing nothing… even if you are older or completely out of shape, it is a very  good program. I have one more free workout to go and will enjoy it…ESPECIALLY the stretching zone.  Man!  That thing and all it’s steps are very good for my frame.

I was very impressed with the technical knowledge of the girls who instructed me both days.

Yesterday, I did buy a workout pilates DVD by Gin Miser at Wal&Mart for about $20.  She put out the step Aerobics videos for Reebok that I really liked before.  She is in shape, but the videos aren’t…well, freaky.

In any case, I’m looking forward to trying it out.

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