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8/9/12 11:31 P

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The hula hoops are a big no no. There where a few legal issues at a club in calif where people bruised their kidneys with the weighted ones. The reason curves doesn't suggest any free weights is that the theory behind curves hydraulics is that they are easier on your muscles and joints vs free weights or weights that you have to adjust. The hydraulics are just safer for women

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7/26/12 7:08 P

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That sounds like a FUN Curves, Diane. I will check out their Facebook Page.
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7/26/12 7:01 P

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I take my own 10lb kettlebell and use it in between the machines. Our Curves offers Zumba, Yoga, chair massage, reiki, those killer hula hoops and they're always suggesting new and fun things to do in between the machines for those who like a little variety.

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5/4/12 1:28 A

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My Curves is traditional, yet I have a stability ball& dumbells at home. I also walk.

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3/6/11 7:57 P

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Our Curves does not have extra equipment, but that's okay for me. I have a treadmill and bike at home that I use.

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3/3/11 3:38 P

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Mine has some dead equipment taking up a third of the stretching area (sepaate room, also the changing area), a kid's hula hoop (why? it makes people think they cannot hoop), a five pound metal and padding heavy hoop, and a bumpy hoop of death (health hoop- that thing hurts...and I have been hooping since 98), along with a balance ball.
Most of us who do stretch are folks with yoga practice or experience with balance balls, so they got donated somewherealong the line.
I feel I should donate a couple 3lb hoops ( I make them) for beginners with a note that I'll give lessons on request.

we also have a chair with mechanical massage.

I'd love it if locations could add treadmills/bikes. Great cool down or place to wait but work out when it's busy. This coming from someone who walks to Curves!

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9/30/10 4:54 P

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The Curves I attend does not have extra equipment. One I visit near my parent's has free weights, DVD's and weighted hula-hoops. Personally, I would have to do those things on Curves off days as the Smart Machines kick my butt (I should actually say that I do the butt kicking on the Smart Machines!) I think Zumba on the pads would be too much for me.

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9/30/10 2:37 P

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I always do my Curves routine first... and I try to bust my big behind at it! But a couple of times a week I like to spend about 10-15 mins using weights. We also have a bicycle and some women like to cool down on it.

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9/30/10 1:25 P

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emoticon Our Curves doesn't have any extra things. If I happen to have the extra time, I will do some of the SparkPeople strength training exercises on the mats between some of the stretches and do some wall push-ups. I do the dumb bells at home but some exercises take up more room than I have. I think having some extra things would enhance our routine, but I understand the need to have continuity so if someone moves to a different area and finds a Curves, she knows what to expect. If we really work at the Curves routine, we get a real workout. emoticon

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9/30/10 12:20 P

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I wish mine had zumba but it would probably be during working hours. I live in a town inundated by snowbirds in the winter so everything is pretty geared toward them.

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9/30/10 11:49 A

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My Curves will be offering Zumba soon - I think it is Curves wide to have Zumba soon. I think it will replace the recovery stations or something like that! I love that my Curves has extra equipment. It gives you more options and saves me $ from having to join another gym.

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9/30/10 11:16 A

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My Curves doesn't have any extra equipment and I wouldn't have time to use it if it did. I go there in the mornings and then rush to work. At the Curves that I visited in San Diego they did have resistance bands and Stability balls that you could use. They also offered Zumba classes-now that I would like!

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9/30/10 10:17 A

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I feel sort of guilty admitting this, but I like the fact that there are limited machines available at Curves. I do go to the Community Center when I want to use the Stationary Bike, or Treadmill, and I have an Elliptical and a few dumb bells at home.
I think having the extra equipment at Curves would defeat the purpose of it being a 30 minute workout and it wouldn't feel as "Exclusive" because it would be more like any other Gym you go to.
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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY


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9/30/10 9:54 A

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My location also has a stair stepper.

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9/30/10 8:49 A

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Some Curves locations have other gym equipment other than the Curves circuit. I know that this is a no-no, but I am curious how many people would like this? My Curves has various dumbbell weights, and I use them to do upper and lower body workouts. I like doing the workouts there because I am really tired when I get home. How many of you have or would like to have additional equipment?

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