I went to Curves for their tour. Frankly, I'm kind of bored with Leslie lately. I think I need something new to add momentum. I liked what I saw at Curves, but I don't know if it's what I want and I don't want to make the two year commitment.
I decided to research other gyms online. It wasn't too hard because there are only a few in town, and only a couple of them on my side of town. They all had one thing in common: they don't put their prices online. Are they afraid they will scare people off if they see it before they see all the fancy equipment and talkative salesman? It was frustrating!
Pros and cons of Curves:
Pro: it looks like a friendly place.
It's really close to where I work. Like right next door.
It's bright and cheery.
It's women only, and the women I saw there are all in the same boat as me. (age, size, etc.) But obviously in better shape.
I am impressed with the new Smart Curves program which helps you set and keep track of individual goals.
Con: A two-year commitment that will cost me $39-49 a month, depending on which way I choose to pay.
I'm not sure I like their equipment. It's kind of counter-intuitive, at least to what I've been taught.
They don't have classes or variety. It's just go in, pick a machine, and do the circuit. Change when they tell you to. What if I feel like I need more or less time on a particular area? Can I do the same thing for two years?
I kind of like yoga now and then, and water aerobics, walking some days, etc. But if I could drop by Curves and do my 30 minutes after work, or on the way to work, then maybe I would actually get it done. It's easy, it's quick, and there are people there. Once I park I'm committed. Unlike exercise at home, where I can find a million other things to do. Like blogging instead of raking the lawn!