January 05, 2005


Well I've taken a big step towards my goal of Loseweightexercisemore. I went today and joined Curves. For those of you not "in the know," Curves is a new fitness studio for women only. The setup is extremely simple--there are 10 stations set in a circle. Every other station is a bouncy board for walking or jogging in place. The other stations are weight machines. The machines all work hydraulically so there's no settings or weights to change. You get on a machine for 30 seconds, at which point the Voice Of God tells you it's time to change to the next station. The whole workout lasts 30 minutes.

My mom goes to Curves and likes it a lot. In fact, the typical clientele is someone my mom's age (I was the youngest person there by a good 20 years), but I think that's because most people my age who work out do it at a gym where all of the Beautiful People are. It seemed expensive to me, but I've never had a gym membership before so I don't know how it compares. They are running a special, 50% off the setup fee, no doubt to try to attract women like myself who made Loseweightexercisemore goals.

They were very thorough today, taking my weight and multiple measurements and doing goal-setting. You're supposed to go 3 times a week. I'll let you know how it goes.

Posted by Shelby at January 5, 2005 10:37 PM

The nice thing about paying (and especially paying a lot) is the incentive to go. Of course, on the flip side, there's the price/guilt relationship if you don't go....

Posted by: David at January 5, 2005 10:52 PM

Yes, that's the thing about joining those places.....I found out that you actually have to show up to lose weight.

Posted by: Katrina at January 6, 2005 07:27 AM
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