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Date Posted: 09:40:46 03/12/03 Wed
Author: Bezzerra
Subject: Re: How is curves setup? To Hecate
In reply to: hecate 's message, "Re: How is curves setup?" on 19:06:04 03/11/03 Tue

I would really suggest going to a Curves in your town to see what we are all talking about. It doesn't look like much but ask to do a workout and you'll see why it works!

A pad is another word for the recovery board. It;s a board that you use to bring your heartrate down after being on the machines. It is cushioned so you can jogg in place or do jumping jacks if you want although most women just walk in place.

The machines are hydraulic-resistant machines which means they don't require weights. The faster you pump the machines, the more resistance you create and the harder it works your muscles.

As for the amount of time you spend working out, 30 minutes 3 days a week is the recommended amount since you get very little benefit from going less than that or working out less than 30 minutes. Depending on your personal fitness level, you can go as many times as you'd like for as long as you'd like.

I've always been in great shape and I can honestly tell you that 3 times around going as hard as I can is enough for me. But each person is different.

Good luck an I hope you become a part of the Curves family!

>What is a pad? What types of machines are available?
>I'm surprised the ubiquitous treadmill is not.
>Another question -- are you *limited* to 30 minutes
>three times a week or can you do as much as you want.
>I've just discovered Curves and am very interested. I
>haven't yet investigated a local shop. I've learned a
>lot today from reading this board.
>>Good question.
>>The circuit is set up in a circle. Between every
>>machine is a pad.
>>When you arrive at Curves and check in, you just begin
>>anywhere on an open machine or pad.
>>There are no treadmills. Just three times around the
>>circuit and stretch out. It is so easy and it works.
>>Many women in addition to Curves do an aerobic
>>exercise outside of Curves. Some do water aerobics,
>>walking, treadmill at home or a gym ect.
>>Call Curves and ask for a demonstration. At one time
>>they were giving one week free to try it out.
>>Good luck and let us know what you decide.

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