An Inside Look at a Curves Club

You know you want to get healthier. You know you want to lose weight. And you know you want to do it in a supportive environment, preferably within a gym designed for women. Sounds like Curves is the perfect place for you! But before you make the decision to join Curves, you should gather all the information you can. Ultimately, you should visit a Curves near you; but in the meantime, if you’ve never stepped inside a Curves, here’s a sneak peek of what goes on inside the Club.

What is Curves?

Curves is a 30-minute, total body workout done on special strength training machines. Curves was designed with women in mind. This is true in terms of the flexible schedule. You can pop into Curves any time that works for you and complete the circuit in just 30 minutes. In that time, you’ll work every major muscle group with strength training, cardio, and stretching.

Curves also caters to women with its supportive environment. At Curves, you are surrounded by women just like you, ready to offer kind words and a smile for added weight loss motivation. Membership also comes with regular sessions with a Curves Coach, who will guide you as you gain strength, balance, and flexibility, and improve your overall health.

How is Curves Set Up?

The Curves Circuit is set up in a circle, where you move through stations to work every major muscle group. Alternating between Curves’ machines and intervals you perform on an exercise mat, you engage in a program that includes strength training, cardio, and stretching. A Curves Coach is with you every step of the way to make sure you get the most from your total body workout.

What are Curves Machines?

By targeting specific muscle groups, Curves machines help you get stronger. Here are three examples:

The ab/back machine helps strengthen your core, which is important for posture and balance. Core muscles are some of the first to weaken as we get older, and a strong core keeps us mobile and standing tall.

The leg extension/leg curl machine works your quads and hamstrings. Strong legs make so many daily activities easier, from kicking a soccer ball with your family to squatting down to pick something up to taking a walk with your dog.

The chest/back machine works your chest and back with a pushing and pulling action. A strong back helps improve your quality of life by helping you more easily lift things or take part in daily activities.

Does Curves Offer Classes?

Cardio: A higher-intensity class that incorporates strength, cardio, speed, power, coordination, flexibility, and agility.
Boxing: A higher-intensity class that combines cardio, strength, balance, and coordination in a boxing framework.
Body Basics: Medium to lower-intensity class that uses functional, strength-based movements emphasizing the core, arms, and legs.
Balance: Lower intensity class that improves balance and helps strengthen your core.

The Curves Community

One of the greatest things about Curves ladies only gym is that as a member, you’ll quickly find supportive, like-minded women who share similar challenges, goals, and workout styles. Research shows, people tend to reach their weight loss goals faster when they exercise with friends.1 Plus, workout buddies make a full body workout that much more fun! Join Curves and you’ll get physically and emotionally stronger with the encouragement of other amazing women like you.

If you’re looking for a convenient workout that checks off all the fitness boxes in terms of strength training, stretching, and cardio, look no further than Curves. With a Curves membership, you will strengthen your whole body, adopt a healthy eating plan, increase your flexibility, and set the stage for a healthier, happier more active you. Find your local Curves gym and get started today!


  1. NBC News
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