I’ve never been a fitness junkie but always led an active lifestyle. I’ve tried yoga, pilates, crossfit as well as basic cardio and weight training on and off for about 10 years. I began exercising not simply to lose weight or to get fit but more for mental and spiritual health. Yoga helped me to overcome postpartum depression after my second child and allowed me to feel more connected to my body.
As a busy mom, it’s difficult to commit to a perfect workout schedule but I’ve always tried to go into the gym regularly. Sometimes I succeeded, other times I failed. Nonetheless I made fitness a priority because I was happier and more energized with regular exercise than without.
But this all changed when I became pregnant with my third baby. I was tired ALL THE TIME. I’m not sure if it was because it’s my third baby or because I had two other kids to take care of but there was no way I can exercise besides moderate walking. I had so many aches and pains that I decided to just listen to my body and cancelled my gym membership.
Fast forward two years- my baby is now 13 months old. I’ve done yoga at home here and there but I still haven’t re-enrollled back into the gym because it’s so hard to find the right gym. Local gym is too big and crowded, and smaller yoga studios are too expensive with limited schedules.
So when I had a chance to try out Curves® circuit training program for 30 days with a friend, I leaped at the opportunity.
After trying out Curves®’ program for two weeks, I’m very impressed with their program and facility. First, I love that it’s a women’s only gym which means there is no make-up and no mirror necessary.
No men, no make up and no mirrors!
You can wear whatever you want and not feel self-conscious around other men. I also love the intimate vibe of the gym itself where other members become your new friends. In just two visits, I had already become friends with the other ladies!
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There are also fun perks and rewards for joining Curves® during their 25 year anniversary celebration. For example, the first 25 members who join between August 28th and September 27th can join for free with the purchase of an annual membership.
On September 28th, Curves® will be celebrating their 25th birthday around the globe with special workouts and local in-club parties. Non-members are also invited to join so be sure to check out your local Curves® for more details!
As for me, I’m dedicating 3 times a week to Curves®’ circuit training which is about 30 minutes long. During the 30 minutes, I’m able to participate in a total body workout on their various strength training machines. You begin by starting at one machine in the circuit and completing 3 rounds. It’s fun because I get to learn how to use different machines that are designed for different body parts.
You also get rest in between while keeping your heart rate up the entire time. It’s a well-designed and fun program, you should definitely check it out.
It only took one 30 minute session to know that the circuit training is effective in building muscle, strength and burning calories. I was sore for days, which is a great sign. I really enjoy the supportive environment of the all-women group and the targeted guidance of the coach. They really know how to make you feel welcome and motivate you to keep going!
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