Last week I decided it was time to do something about serious exercise. I'd heard really good things about Curves
from the Tony Ferguson forums
, and I was lamenting the fact that there wasn't a Curves gym near where I live. Then I drove past one last Monday! The purple-ness of the "Curves" sign is what drew my attention at first - honestly, I've been driving past this place for ages!
If you haven't heard about Curves gyms basically, its a gym for woman. It is circuit training for women only. You jump on the first machine available (you don't have to go at a set time to start a class, which I LOVE!), then you go around the circuit three times. Once you're done, you do your stretches and you're out of there. I signed up with my mum last thursday and today was our first actual session. You have to make an appointment for the first session so that an instructor can follow you around the circuit, teaching you to use all the machines properly.
I love the fact that at Curves, there is always an instructor in the center of the circuit watching out for you. If you're not using the machine correctly, they tell you so in a very non-confrontational way. For the first time ever, going to a gym hasn't been a terrifying and painful experience. The staff and other members of Curves are very friendly, you get help and support for the machines and in my Curves gym - every time you complete a workout you get a chance to go into the draw for some great stuff - t-shirts, bags and so on. Last week it was trying to get a three point basket ball shot - that was fun. This week you have to accurately count the number of little bug pictures that have been posted around the gym.
I think my favourite thing is that once I was done with my workout, I couldn't actually believe I was done! The time went so fast. And nothing was hurting. I just felt absolutely great. I'm going back to Curves tomorrow to - I think I'm addicted already!
Well....plus they chose purple as their corporate colour...how could I resist?