Advice please...

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Registered: 01-29-2007
Advice please...
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Mon, 11-30-2009 - 7:15pm
I am looking to join a gym and tonight I met with someone from curves and a local traditional gym.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 11-30-2009 - 9:21pm

I have never belonged to Curves, so this is an uninformed opinion....


I think Curves is great for someone starting out - if you find a co-ed gym threatening/intimidating, Curves can be a good option.

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Registered: 10-06-2007
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 4:20pm

I'm no expert on Curves vs regular gym. But, one thing that I'll throw out there is something that happened to me when I was in College. I joined a gym where I paid roughly $500 up front and the deal was that if I decided to quit, I'd be reimbursed for the mths not used. Well, I paid the money and then the gym went belly-up. My money was gone. With Curves, you've got that big name security. Probably not going to happen to you, but just something to keep in mind.

Now, I was watching a TV show called X-Weighted (a Canadian show). This is one of those reality weight-loss shows where there's an overweight or obese subject, and they get hooked-up with a trainer/weight-loss team for 6 mths. Anyways, that trainer was discouraging the lady from doing Curves. He gave his reasons, but I don't really remember them.

Anyhow, good luck with your decision :) And Congratulations for making a decision to join a gym. It's something that I'm dragging my butt about! lol.

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sun, 12-06-2009 - 10:22am

I've never belonged to a gym at all, but I'm all for saving money and if the hours are more convenient for you, you'll be more likely to go.

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Registered: 01-29-2007
Sun, 12-06-2009 - 11:30am
Thanks Ladies for the input, I did decide to go with the gym it's costing dh and I 40 a month total plus it comes with a family swim pass for use of the comfort inn's pool and hot tub.

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sun, 12-06-2009 - 2:06pm

That's an absolutely GREAT first week!!

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 12-06-2009 - 10:32pm

That's Great! When I joined the gym, I piad for three months and so the first time I wnet I thought well-unless I go again, that hour cost (whatever it was-can't remember).