Curves For Women

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  • The New and Improved Curves!

    Feb 9, 2014 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Curves now provdies workouts for women of ages and fitness levels.
    Cons: WOWJ and Body Basic classes are taught at specific scheduled times.

    Summary: As of January, 2014, Curves has definitely stepped up the intensity of exercise for those that are interested. Curves has partnered with Jillian Michaels with the new Work Out With Jillian (WOWJ). It is 30 minutes of extreme workout.  The cardio ... read more

  • Curves worked for me!

    Aug 3, 2013 by
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    Pros: Fun, fast, easy, results can be achieved if you work hard
    Cons: Repetitive, prices, joining and canceling can be a hassel.

    Summary: I am very impressed with the results that I got from Curves. You really get what you put into it. If you work those machines like a champ, then you will end up looking like a champ. That's the simplest way to put it. I've been exercising at Curves 3-4 ... read more

  • Curves works if you do

    Apr 28, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: - easy to use, overall workout, good results
    Cons: - some Curves are not very prepossessing inside.
    -The circuit can be boring.

    Summary: I've been going to Curves for 8 months, usually several times a week. I was seriously overweight (needed to lose about 70 pounds). I have also been doing Weight Watchers. Together - and i stress TOGETHER - they have helped me lose 62 pounds in that time. ... read more

  • Belfast, Maine Curves Rocks!

    Apr 12, 2011 by
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    Pros: Great Workout in 30-min, 3x/wk, Zumba, CurvesSmart, 1 on 1 personal attention! 
    Cons: NONE!  Curves is GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!  The best place to workout ever!

    Summary: I LOVE Curves!  At my Curves, they have 26 stations so we go around 2 times plus stretching and the workout just flies right by!!  They have CurvesSmart and offer Zumba classes!!  Both kick my butt!!  CurvesSmart is programmed to my ... read more

  • I am a Curves convert!

    Feb 23, 2010 by
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    Pros: Curves provides a good work out and good weight management (diet) tools!
    Cons: Their hours are limited, but the convenience more than makes up for it.

    Summary: I am writing to heartily recommend Curves to any woman that wants to improve her health and well being.  First, a little about me.  I have quite a bit of experience with exercise.  For the last three years I have participated in ... read more

  • Curves in all the right places!!

    Dec 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It only takes 30 minutes

    The staff are great

    It works!!
    Cons: Curves Clubs are franchised and don't always provide the same quality at each one.

    Summary: I think the whole Curves concept is amazing. The staff are so friendly and completely dedicated to helping each and every member reach their potential. They really care about us and want to make sure that we reach our goals. As well as that they are ... read more

  • Curves For Women: Weight Bearing Exercise that Builds Muscle!

    Oct 29, 2009 by elzora is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Wellness & Beauty
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tailored workouts, no weights to worry about, friendly atmosphere
    Cons: None so far

    Summary: Over the past few years, I have done a lot of exercising with Leslie Sansone walk aerobics, and sometimes I use barbell weights as I exercise.  When my doctor told me I needed to do more weight bearing exercises to help increase my bone ... read more

  • Curves-- where have you been all my life??

    Jun 24, 2009 by
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    Pros: fun workout, supportive environment, actual RESULTS!
    Cons: price, limited hours, might not offer much to those who are already very athletic

    Summary: I just joined curves less than a month ago and I am extremely pleased with the results thus far.  I am 29 years old and have been overweight by about 15-20 pounds for many years.  I have always hated to exercise and had become flabby ... read more

  • Curves is AMAZING

    Nov 19, 2008 by
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    Pros: * No guess work in what exercises to do and how long to do them
    Cons: * If you are an intense athlete then you're better off at Gold's. 

    Summary:  Before Curves I had no energy at all, I didn't work out, my metabolism was horrible, and I just kept eating. Curves is making a huge difference in my life. The workouts are so quick that before you know it, you are done! I love how the equipment ... read more

  • Great when you use it right!

    Jul 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: All women, no men, no weights, good instruction and great friends!
    Cons: Music-not enough variety especially after 2 years!

    Summary: In order for this routine to work for you, you have to push yourself to do the work. If you're going to go in just so you can say "Well, I did my 30 minute work out" without really putting effort into your workout, it's not going to work. You have to ... read more

  • From an owner's viewpoint

    Apr 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 30 minutes - fast, fun, effective
    Cons: None that I can think of! (I know, I'm biased!)

    Summary: I've read all 148 reviews, and I just wanted to address some of the "cons." Training of staff - Just like at any other business, I suppose the training of the staff relies on the qualifications set up by the owner and the owner's follow thru. Curves ... read more

  • Very happy with Curves...

    Dec 30, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable environment, price is right, real results
    Cons: Somewhat inconvenient hours of operation

    Summary: I love Curves! I've been going for about two months now and really look forward to the days when I go, usually about three times per week, sometimes more. (You can go up to five times a week.) I joined with the goal of losing weight and getting in ... read more

  • I absolutely LOVE this place!

    Oct 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: There's a sense of community, great workout, easy to do & fast! Love it!
    Cons: None so far :)

    Summary: My problem with regular gyms is the fact that I get bored REALLY quick. Every one's doing their own thing, wearing headphones or watching TV. I always found myself riding the stationary bike or treadmill, then trying to figure out how to work the huge ... read more

  • Curves is a Great appealing way to exercise for busy women

    Nov 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff are helpful. Good quality workout and good price - less than my local YMCA.
    Cons: Variability from location to location can be a detriment and shines negatively on other locations.

    Summary: I spent a lot of time reading reviews and researching Curves before actually joining. I am 47 and have a few pounds to lose - have been dieting and am down 24 pounds. I decided I wanted to begin exercising and had to look for a program that would fit my ... read more

  • Curves is great for beginners like me

    Jul 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: friendly atmosphere,cheap,fast and easy workout,lots of fun motivating games,tons of locations
    Cons: no daycare, no showers, no cute guys:), no group exercise class

    Summary: I have been a Curves member for about 10 months. I always hated working out and have never followed through on any program more than 2 months. But I said to myself, I can do anything for 30 seconds. And that is all the time it takes to be successful on a ... read more

  • Curves for the 30something

    May 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful total body workout, Relaxed atmosphere, quick, effective, inexpensive
    Cons: not all clubs follow franchise rules, some of the owners are absentee

    Summary: I work out at curves in my town and after reading some of the reviews, I HAD to write. I am 31 and have been active and working out for my entire life. I first heard of curves when my mom joined. She usually has me check out clubs she joins. I walked ... read more

  • Curves

    Apr 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple, effective, fast.
    Cons: Its reputation as a club only for certain types of people.

    Summary: I want to address some of the 'cons' people have mentioned and also give information on the workout itself and pricing. This review is very long, so I hope it's worth wading through! Too easy - if you are not pushing yourself, you will find it too ... read more

  • The Best workout EVER!!

    Sep 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, fun, and effective
    Cons: None

    Summary: I love my Curves in Wilbraham, Ma The hours are great open all day 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM all 14 pieces of equipment plus many extras The owner is awsome just took over a year and a half ago. 30 minutes three times a week ( I go every day) is doable ... read more

  • Curves for Women is a great fitness program

    Jul 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fits in working lifestyle, lots of motivation, you get results for your efforts, reasonable cost
    Cons: Large variation in quality per franchise location, absolutely no frills (e.g. showers).

    Summary: I am approaching age 60 and have been active all my life. Over the years, I've experienced almost every exercise program known to mankind - step aerobics franchise classes, floor exercise classes at the local Y, memberships in traditional health clubs, ... read more

  • Short, Easy Workout for Beginners of Any Age---Cedar Falls, IA

    Jun 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Monthly weight and measurement reports, only 30min, ways to win or earn prizes/merchandise, seeing change
    Cons: Limited Hours, no showers

    Summary: 6/3/2005 I joined Curves for a second time in December, 2004. Luckily I never had to deal with problems like some posters with not being able to get out of my first year contract. All they wanted is a 30 day notice. Since I gained a considerable ... read more

  • Curves is as great as you make it!

    May 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent workout that is challenging and effective, very supportive environment, time and cost efficient.
    Cons: Hours may be too limiting for some.

    Summary: I wanted to post this review because I had read so many reviews of Curves here that stated the workout was too easy and this is simply not the case! I am a 31 year old physical therapist who is currently about 40 pounds overweight. I began Curves two ... read more

  • A good, quick beginner's workout

    Apr 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, Easy-to-use machines, Effective for beginners
    Cons: One can outgrow the workout, Can become a little boring

    Summary: I am no longer a member of Curves, but I was a member for about a year and a half. During that time, I did find that I had increased strength, muscle definition, and energy. However, without changing how I ate, I did gain weight, and this could be true ... read more

  • Great Workout for all levels!

    Feb 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Terrific self-adjusting weight training for women if used well-along with aerobic exercise. Convenient, congenial community.
    Cons: Requires attention and intention to get the best results! Look around for the best facility.

    Summary: The Curves program offers a fantastic workout for women at all levels of fitness, if you work at it! A consistent weight training program is not something many women manage. Aerobic fitness yes, but keeping up with weights, reps and an all around weight ... read more

  • It works for me!

    Dec 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's great for those who wouldn't go to a gym.
    Cons: The music can get old...

    Summary: *** UPDATED 3-4-05 *** Please read the update below, I've lost even more weight! ****************************** ** First a bit of info about myself, I am 39, 5'4", and WAS 204 pounds, I am in fairly good health, no health issues, don't smoke, don't ... read more

  • My first day at Curves - Ennis, Texas Location

    Aug 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly atmosphere, complete workout. Only 30 Minutes.
    Cons: I know of none.

    Summary: My First Visit Stats: Bust 34.5 Waist 28 Abdomen 33 Hips 37.5 Thighs 23 Arms 10 Weight 123 Body Fat % 23.3 I will update this section after each weigh in (just in case you are curious) (Can't get much more personal than that.) ... read more

  • Fine by me

    Aug 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, easy, good instructors.
    Cons: Vary the music a little more.

    Summary: I want to work out, but a busy schedule always seemed to be getting in the way. I discovered Curves and this is fantastic. I attend a facility that opens at 6 am three days a week. I am able to get the workout in before I go to work. I attend Mon, Wed,& ... read more

  • No more Tae Bo for me!!!

    Apr 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Motivating, you can SEE and FEEL results fast, fits busy schedule
    Cons: Timings not great, should make the interior of the building more LIVELY and VIBRANT!

    Summary: I joined Curves about a month ago because it was the cheapest gym to join in my area,and they also gave me a SUPER great STUDENT discount which was a bonus!When I first walked into Curves, I was a little aprehensive because it did not look like the ... read more

  • Curves... Just the name appeals to women like me

    Apr 6, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple concept, targeted at women, 30 minutes, 3 times a week
    Cons: Not for serious workout-ers

    Summary: I have always been what some people refer to as "well-endowed," but to be honest, I'm a bit more endowed than I would like. When I first heard of Curves for Women I thought, wow, if only I could cut down on my curves... the name appealed ... read more

  • Works for Me!!

    Feb 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great, quick way to get toned and protect muscle mass.
    Cons: Some locations may have limited hours.

    Summary: I am 23 years old and consider myself an athlete. I compete in Ironman distance triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run, all one after the other). I was a bit skeptical when I first looked into curves. I went to check it out and had ... read more

  • Curves, A Happy Workout

    Feb 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Its an effective, fun workout in a short time.
    Cons: The hours are limited.

    Summary: I joined Curves about 2 1/2 months ago. I called to inquire about pricing and was given an accurate answer over the phone, unlike Lady of America. The price was $79.00 + tax to join and $29.00 + tax per month. The regular price is higher, but I think ... read more

  • finally! It's fun...and it's actually working!!

    Jan 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The workout is fun, only takes 30 minutes, you aren't sore the next day.
    Cons: none...well, they are closed for 2 hours in the middle of the day.

    Summary: Finally something that i enjoy doing. I have been going to curves for a month, and have loved every single minute of it. I cant wait to go everyday! It has made me feel like a new person. I have so much more energy, and i just feel great. since i have ... read more

  • Curves is great!

    Aug 4, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No men,pay by the month,easy to use machines.
    Cons: Can't go more than once a day.

    Summary: Curves is a gym made only for women. It is NOT just a gym for obese or old people as other reviewers ... read more

  • Curves is Great! Give it a try!

    Aug 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, Fun, Simple. For all fitness levels & ages. No Men! or Barbie's!
    Cons: No magic pill. You do have to work for your results

    Summary: I must say that I work with all women every day and we are the hardest group of people to please. Cu ... read more

  • A terrific idea - but, it's not for everyone

    Jul 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Workout is fast, easy and fun.
    Cons: Hours vary by location - some are very limited.

    Summary: I joined Curves about a month ago, mostly upon the recommendation of a friend who has been a member at another location for more than a year. As you are no doubt aware, Curves combines the benefits of an aerobic workout with strength training, using sp ... read more

  • 30 minutes to feeling great!!

    Jun 4, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, Easy to understand, Great workout
    Cons: Mine is not open on Saturday, Sunday until 12pm

    Summary: I love Curves. It's easy to find 30 minutes to get a good workout. The machines work with you. The harder you push them the better workout you get. On top of that I have been to other gyms before and ended up getting contracted for a year. With ... read more

  • Slow Down! Curves Ahead!

    May 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It only take 30 minutes!
    Cons: If crowded, you might have to wait

    Summary: My job as a first grade teacher builds up lots of stress and I need to release that stress so that I may do the best job possible. A friend told me about a new workout place that she was going to. It is called Curves. Of course, I've done ... read more

  • The best for women who are overweight.

    May 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, Easy, Not intimidating!
    Cons: Not open 7 days a week.

    Summary: I have been a member of Curves since Sept 02' and although I have not been faithful to my workouts (health, move and just plain lazy) it is a great place! I have moved to a new one in my new town and it's great, it has a good deal of machines, I think 12 ... read more

  • The best money I ever spent!

    May 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very comprehensive workout that is realistic
    Cons: My local facility is closed on weekends

    Summary: Having read several of the reviews on Curves for Women, some good and some not, I felt compelled to share my own experience with the program. Let me just start by saying that it is not designed to be a miracle cure for weight loss, or for ... read more

  • Great start

    Apr 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Close to home, only thirty min. workout, not intimidated by mega fitness fanatics
    Cons: would like to see more weekend hours

    Summary: I have been trying to get motivated and break the winter blues cycle on my own, I bought an eliptical machine which I love.... but then I went to Curves. I love it there, it gets you into the right frame of mind. Everyone is comfortable there. The ... read more

  • Curves is a great workout for anyone.

    Jan 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is such a simple idea, but it works!
    Cons: Can get boring, but when I stop, I find myself really missing it.

    Summary: I am in the middle of my 2nd year at Curves and I highly recommend it. Curves is great workout! It is good for anyone because it is as hard as you make it. I love that it is only 30 minutes. It saves me so much time, and I look better then I did when I ... read more

  • CURVES is For YOU!!

    Dec 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, cheap, clean and convenient! There's no wait for machines ...
    Cons: Some facilities close as early as 7:30pm.

    Summary: I LOVE CURVES!! I've been a member for almost 2 months now and I am very satisfied with the current results. I'm young (23y/o) and not a person who would be considered overweight, but I'm interested in lowering my body fat. In fact, Curves has already ... read more

  • Curves Gyms great idea restrictive opening hours.

    Oct 15, 2012 by
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    Pros: Quick efficent workout that caters for ages, levels and abilities.
    Cons: Need to seriously considering opening 7 days. hours restrictive for working women.

    Summary:  Fantastic that it is women only, caters for all ages and there is no pressure to have the latest gear. It is a very social and supportive atmosphere.  In fact often have fund raisers for womens health issues and support community events for ... read more

  • It is a great workout....

    Jun 23, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast and doable workout. Gets results.
    Cons: Hours of operation. No shower facilities.

    Summary: I do like the workout, I've never found it boring (I've been a member for nearly 2 years), and I have seen results. I like that it's quick, I can go, do my workout, and leave. That said, for me at least, Curves alone is not enough. Weight bearing ... read more

  • Curves For Women: Free Tour and One Week Trial

    May 7, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works entire body in 30 minutes, easy to use equipment, free trial membership
    Cons: Cost, but try the free trial membership. It may be worth it to you.

    Summary: A few years ago I entered a drawing and won a free one week trial at the Curves for Women in a nearby town. Now they offer a free one week trial membership to qualifying new members who sign up on their website. Because I had been in an accident ... read more

  • So happy I found curves!

    Jun 30, 2010 by
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    Pros:  Many ways to intensify your own workout. Love the walking area!
    Cons: The occasional Cher CD

    Summary: I would like to thank my pastor's wife for bringing the grocery drive and waiver of annual sign up fee to my attention. (I can afford the monthly fee but the normal start up cost was not in my budget.) I was beginning to get pretty depressed ... read more

  • Curves Workout

    May 11, 2010 by
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    Pros: Great for new exercisers
    Safe equipment
    Usually not too crowded
    Cons: Not enough challenge for a serious workout
    Sometimes too social

    Summary: In my Curves shop there are "smart bells" at several of the recovery stations and instructions are given how to use them for bicep and tricep exercises.  I've noticed in some of the reviews nothing is said about that and it's not mentioned in the ... read more

  • Great for many, decent for almost all

    Oct 24, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Brainless, high motivation, easy, good atmosphere, solid workout, FAST
    Cons: Not an intensive workout for the fit–especially weights–and could get boring. No childcare, short hours.

    Summary: My mom has joined her local Curves, and I got to visit once during the winter. Even in my fat and out of shape condition (virtually no exercise for 6 months), it was obvious from the owner's reaction that I was one of the fittest of the people who come. ... read more

  • Great program - poor hours available, especially for working women.

    Jul 30, 2009 by
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    Pros: Great workout in 30 minutes with no guesswork.
    Cons: They are not open consistently at convenient times for working people. 

    Summary: I joined curves about 2 1/2 months ago and have found it to be very helpful.  As somone who has been dedicated to physical fitness but with some limitations due to arthritis, I could no longer run, and just doing the eliptical I have at home wasn't ... read more

  • Unique and Compelling

    May 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Moderate workout
    Supportive and diverse environment
    Cons: Blueberry Hill with a backbeat (music can get tiresome)
    One can make it too easy

    Summary: About 7 years ago as I was slowly working my way up to 300 pounds of couch potato. I joined Curves for Women. I had no confidence I could do the circuit and negotiated a month-long exit to my contract with the owner. I tried it and began coming daily. I ... read more

  • Worked great for me.

    May 15, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great for people that are self-motivated to work their hardest at every machine.
    Cons: I can see how it would be easy to slack off and see no results.

    Summary: I worked out at Curves for a year.  Yes, I was out of shape and overweight (5'0, 145 lb) when I started.  I had worked out at gyms in the past with great results, but always ended up being there for a couple hours to get in everything I ... read more

  • Not for Everyone

    Apr 17, 2009 by
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    Pros: All Women Club
    Convenient
    Easy to learn machines and routine
    Management was very supportive
    Cons: Can get boring
    Hours may be limited

    Summary: I joined Curves at the recommendation of a friend who had seen great results; I checked it out as I had seen it in my neighborhood but wondered what it was all about.  I was looking for toning, firming, increased energy but not weight loss ... read more

  • Recommend

    Apr 18, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: No men, Nutrition Class, Instruction on proper way to use equipment, possible 500 calorie burn.
    Cons: No showers. Limited Hours.

    Summary: I have been going to curves since Feb, 2008. Over the past 4 years, I have gained approximately 50 lbs and I needed to change my lifestyle and soon. With a family history of Obesity, Heart disease, and Diabetes, I decided to stop smoking and get fit. ... read more

  • Above average and convenient

    Oct 24, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: convenient, no children or men, safe for someone with an injury compared to other gyms
    Cons: no showers or equipment besides circuit weights, typical gym trainers

    Summary: The only female-only no-kids gym in my area. Excellent modern circuit weights that work with resistance rather than individual settings. Also areas for free moves that are mixed up weekly. Thorough initial check-up and they carefully track heartrate, ... read more

  • Looking for results

    Jul 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice workout to build up strength.
    Cons: I don't know that there are any cons.

    Summary: I would spend my lunch hours trying to decide what to do (I know that sounds weird to many of you), so I decided to join Curves. There is one just two blocks from my work, so I can easily get there, workout, stretch and get back to work in under an ... read more

  • Curves for Women - Paying for the privilege to work out

    Jul 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Only takes thirty minutes
    Cons: People expect you to talk to them.

    Summary: I joined Curves with the theory that I would exercise when I was paying money for the privilege of doing so. Curves has satisfied that need for me. Several of the reviews I have been reading mention the inexperience of the staff in the Curves. This is ... read more

  • Curves: Great for some but not all

    Apr 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for older or overweight women.
    Cons: Some Curves discriminate -- watch out!

    Summary: I joined Curves 2 months ago, and I'm very satisfied with my local Curves experience. I'm an older woman (58) with about 30 pounds to lose, high blood pressure, and a family history of osteoporosis, which is why I was interested in Curves. I think ... read more

  • Works for me...

    Mar 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I can handle 3 workouts for only 30 minutes a week.
    Cons: The wait to get started and limited hours of operation.

    Summary: I haven't done much besides walking in years, and my health care provider suggested I try something new, so I went in to check out Curves. I called and made an appointment for 5 p.m. on a Tuesday. I was greeted as I walked up to the desk and felt ... read more

  • My Curves Experience

    Oct 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy in/out, like the strict regimen, very nice staff, price is right, seeing results
    Cons: A little too much talking, could offer an advanced program.

    Summary: I joined Curves two months ago after having my baby a year ago. I wanted to find a place where I didn't have to worry about having to have on the latest gear, having to wait for machines, having to worry about men staring at me for being too heavy. I saw ... read more

  • I loved it, wasn't crazy about the staff though

    Sep 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, fast workout, doesn't even feel like you are working out.
    Cons: Problems with my specific location: no secure place to put your things/lousy help, VERY expensive!

    Summary: I went to Curves a while back ago and totally enjoyed it. The workout is easy to do (goes by quickly and it's fun). It's supposed to only take 30 minutes, but I would stay extra 15 minutes more and do my favorite machines one more time before going. In ... read more

  • Better a little exercise than none at all!

    Feb 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Women only; supportive, non-competitive atmosphere
    Cons: Music is cheesy and gets annoying.

    Summary: I dislike exercise and detest health clubs even more: as one New York Times columnist put it, "[going to the gym] is only making people more aggressive, compulsive and narcissistic." In general I agree. But my 40th birthday had come and gone, my life ... read more

  • Former "gym rat" turns to Curves

    Dec 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun and "mindless", as someone is telling you what to do next!
    Cons: Can't adjust the resistance to increase fitness past a certain point.

    Summary: I am 48 (almost 49) years old and have been teaching various fitness classes for 15 or so years. I've taught Spinning, cardio kickboxing, step, pilates, Body Pump, etc. and was always considered to teach very high intensity, difficult classes. In the ... read more

  • Curves for Women

    Jun 5, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: properly used - the key word here is PROPERLY - the program is very beneficial
    Cons: Guidance from the staff is sorely lacking -- needs to be rectified.

    Summary: I am in my sixties and have now participated in this program for nearly a year at two different locations with only a couple of weeks inactivity because of illness. I used to work out with a personal trainer for a year and a half prior to that. 30 ... read more

  • Curves has potential, but know yourself!

    May 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Non-threatening atmosphere. Time goes by very quickly. Machines made to fit people of all sizes.
    Cons: Staff is not very knowledgeable. The workout can feel rushed.

    Summary: This review refers to the Curves at the Pikesville, Maryland location, of which I've been a member for about month now. I have not yet had my "measurement day", so I can't comment on any pounds or inches lost, but I comment about the facility itself. ... read more

  • Let's get Physical at Curve's

    Apr 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Environment, inexpensive, effective, support, incentives
    Cons: hours, music can get boring.

    Summary: I joined Curve's a little over a month ago. I have to say that I love it! I joined during the food drive which was the main reasoning for me to join. During the food drive they wave the joining fee which is $149.00. You do have to sign up for 1 year ... read more

  • After almost a year, I'm still going.

    Feb 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, straightforward and doable.
    Cons: Limited hours, varied staff effectiveness.

    Summary: The title says a lot for me. I like the idea of exercising and the results, but not actually doing it. So, to be still going after a year is pretty amazing. I had a friend join, and she liked it, and more importantly she was looking better for it. ... read more

  • I have joined Curves and can tell a difference

    Aug 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Keeps me on tasks
    Cons: The hours of operation are questionable.

    Summary: I have been a member of fitness clubs for years, but what happens to me is that I overwork myself... I lift more than I should work longer than I should and run my heart rate way too fast. The result of all this is burn-out. Do I stick with it? NO. What ... read more

  • Curves DOES work in some circumstances

    May 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Curves is a no-nonsense, private, and easy way to ease back into fitness.
    Cons: Lack of knowledgeable staff, repetitive music. Inconsistent membership offerings.

    Summary: After three months of 3-4x weekly visits to my local Curves, I finally feel like I can give an unbiased report. First, let me explain that I'm starting from scratch. It's been many years since I've been active, and my weight and size has been growing ... read more

  • You get out of it, what you put in it....

    Apr 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fairly inexpensive & positive environment for women to workout in
    Cons: most facilities are small

    Summary: I just recently joined a local Curves in my area. I have read all the submitted reviews and just want to say that you will get out of the workouts at Curves, what you put in to it. For those of you who do not know what "Curves" is - here's my ... read more

  • Curves for women: not for me but may be for you

    Apr 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheaper than fully featured gyms, equipment simple to use, supportive ambience, sell is straightforward.
    Cons: absolutely no frills, owners/employees don't know that much sports physiology IMHO.

    Summary: As you know if you know anything about me, my primary exercise is running and I am pretty heavily into it. As you also know if you know anything about exercise, running is one that's fraught with injuries. If you injure yourself while running on public ... read more

  • Let's Get Curvey

    Mar 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Close to home, friendly staff, affordable
    Cons: Can get repetitious and boring, sometimes crowded.

    Summary: First of all, after reading and reading and reading, I almost decided not to write a review of my own about Curves, but I just have something to say and I can't hold back any longer. I won't bother going into the whole diatribe about how Curves for ... read more

  • I hate to exercise but Curves is okay

    Feb 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable, Easy, Fun, Results
    Cons: Takes dedication, Not for everyone

    Summary: I have spent so much money in the past at different workout facilities and programs, that it's not even humorous. I'd join, go a few days and hate it. My experience with Curves has been different. I joined in November and went a couple of weeks, then ... read more

  • Any Exercise is Better than No Exercise!

    Jan 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick. Easy. Music keeps you pumped up. Great for the average person.
    Cons: Not for anyone seriously into sports or working out. Becomes routine after awhile.

    Summary: I used to be one of those skinny women that everyone hated. I’ve never had a big appetite so I was able to eat whatever I wanted. My job kept me moving enough that obesity was never an issue for me. Last year I left my fairly active job (as a ... read more

  • I love Curves!

    Aug 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Time passes quickly! Inviting Atmosphere!
    Cons: can get repetitive.

    Summary: I won't go into the details of how Curves works as most of the reviewers here have already done so. ... read more

  • Workout for Dummies (in a good way!)

    Jul 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No counting repetitions, no remembering which machine comes next, fun and quick
    Cons: Quality and Staff Experience Varies by Location

    Summary: I was a little skeptical of Curves when a friend of mine joined seven months ago, figuring it was an ... read more

  • This really really works!

    Apr 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Really only 30 minutes, 3x a week! This is achievable and realistic for most women.
    Cons: Is not a typical "health club" so doesn't have tanning, showers, spa services.

    Summary: I have been "dieting" since September with very slow, up and down results, attending aerobics classes for an hour and 20 minutes twice a week, plus doing Pilates tapes at home. It was grueling. Then a brand new Curves opened in my very small town about ... read more

  • Working Out Can Be Fun (sort of)!

    Mar 26, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: More fun than anywhere else I've exercised
    Cons: Workout not hard enough

    Summary: I joined Curves for Women about 6 months ago. Reluctant doesn't begin to describe my feeling about getting back into exercising. I am a dedicated couch potato, and would stay one had I not finally gotten disgusted with the fact that firming and toning ... read more

  • Can work great, IF you are working the equipment

    Nov 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast workout for those of us that don't have much time. Women-only facility.
    Cons: Will not be effective if you don't work the machines properly.

    Summary: I've been going to Curves for about 5 months, and noted almost immediate firming of the muscles in my arms, abs and legs. There is no way you cannot firm the muscles and lose fat IF you keep moving and IF you work the machines correctly and fast enough ... read more

  • Curves - It depends on the franchise owner

    Feb 11, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Curves work out effective when done correctly, consistently.  CurvesSmart program provides feedback on exercise effort/goals.
    Cons: Limited operating hours, high staff turnover which results in lack of training for new staff.

    Summary: I joined my local Curves ten years ago.  When I joined I was not exercising at all and because of this I was very weak which was impacting my everyday life.  I was actually underweight and felt tired all the time.  I was in my early 40's ... read more

  • Curves......Some things I have experienced and noticed

    Aug 19, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: it does give initial body strength and toning
    Cons: If the room is full........you will need to wait your turn......if you have time.

    Summary: They tell me is is a fittness and health club but they do not discourage customers from refraining wearing perfume for those who have allergies.  The room is small and they have fans on the floor which only blows around the offending ... read more

  • The Little Folks are Exercising in the machines

    May 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes you move to the beat. Staff is friendly too.
    Cons: I have to move to the next machine when I don't want to.

    Summary: Although the staff are friendly and always there to help out, demonstrate a routine, answer a question, the workouts consist of too much rotation (everyone has to to leave their exercise machine on a specific signal, and move to the next one, whether ... read more

  • A fast circuit workout. Is Curves right for you? My Experience.

    Jun 21, 2007 by PattyTherre is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Wellness & Beauty
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No men, 30 minute workouts, easy to follow routine, social, fast
    Cons: Gets boring, no way to move up when your fitness levels boosts

    Summary: My sister and I thought we needed to get to a gym and workout and doing it together would be motivating. We chose Curves in Cicero, NY because it was close by us both and looked easy, taking only 30 minutes to complete the whole circuit. For us, it was ... read more

  • It was a good club. Please see update.

    Jun 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A congenial environment in which to improve your curves.
    Cons: Can be boring after awhile, crowded and noisy.

    Summary: UPDATE: The review following was written just recently at a time I was delighted with Curves. Since then things have changed. July, 2007: There were two Curves franchises in this city of 50,000 people in the Sacramento suburbs. Very recently one of ... read more

  • Curves- Good for the first 4 weeks, after that, the results stop!

    Jan 24, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice staff, friendly atmosphere. Not intimidating. Affordable.
    Cons: Doesn't give you good weight loss results, despite their claims and testimonials.

    Summary: I joined Curves about 3 months ago. During the first month, it was working a little bit- I lost a few pounds. But after that, even though I went 3 times a week, I didn't lose another pound! What I found out later from a friend of mine who works with a ... read more

  • Dizzying Curves

    Sep 26, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice atmosphere, clean, nice people, air conditioned, good music, easy to do
    Cons: Up and down motions required to go to each machine may make you dizzy.

    Summary: I was walking around my neighborhood when I noticed a new company had moved into to a recently vacant building. It was called Curves. It looked inconspicuous enough. I then heard from my brother that Curves was a weight-loss center. I, being ... read more

  • I Don't Think It Is Going To Help Me........

    Mar 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick "workout" Friendly atmosphere.
    Cons: Too social. Not challenging enough even after a month. No real changing area.

    Summary: I joined the Curves in my area in January 06. I did this for a few reasons. I walked a lot the previous summer and wanted to stay in shape over the winter since I am NOT walking in freezing temperatures. I also wanted to get in shape for the upcoming ... read more

  • I don't think I would see an improvement in my Curves.

    Oct 29, 2005 by Susie-34668 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Wellness & Beauty
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to do. No weights to change.
    Cons: I think it would get extremely boring after awhile.

    Summary: I have had a coupon for a free week at Curves for quite awhile. Len is at a meeting tonight so I decided to check it out. I telephoned first and the opening hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7. p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. ... read more

  • Not all Curves are the same!!!!

    Mar 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 30 minute exercise!
    Cons: Not all Curves are about exercise!

    Summary: I recently moved. The Curves I joined in Eastern PA was great -- neat, clean, helpful staff, clean dressing room, they had all the machines, offered weight loss classes, my list of positives could go on. Unfortunately, the curves closest to my new home ... read more

  • Curves is really all about making money....I KNOW

    Jul 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I think Curves is a good place for woman who have never worked out before.
    Cons: Curves is really all about the money.

    Summary: Curves is all about money.....I work for curves, but I am in the process of opening my own woman's fitness facility, NOT A CURVES. I have never liked the idea that we have SCRIPS to read when answering the phone or talking to women. There is a whole ... read more

  • Curves-Monotonous Central for me

    Mar 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: not intimidating, machines are fairly easy to use
    Cons: too much staff turnaround, staff not always knowledgeable, workout can get very boring

    Summary: I joined Curves in March of last year. I was looking for a fast and effective workout and the curves approach "30 minutes to fitness" really appealed to me. All the curves locations are pretty much the same. There is a shower and dressing area, place to ... read more

  • No change in these curves....

    Jul 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: little time required, friendly and encouraging environment (for some)
    Cons: does not work for everyone, targets a specific group, uneducated staff

    Summary: After contemplating returning to the gym after a long hiatus, I decided to look into the Curves loca ... read more

  • Beware of owner!

    Jun 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Will aid in losing inches and pounds, machines are not intimidating.
    Cons: Hours can be insufficient, routine can become tiresome.

    Summary: The Curves I attended was well maintained and I did well as a member. The workouts are brief enough ... read more

  • I Left With A Feeling Of Skepticism

    Jan 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A novel concept; good for those just starting a fitness program.
    Cons: Lack of knowledge of the staff.

    Summary: I began working out a few years ago so I'm not new to the fitness arena. I'm also 56 and overweight but would consider myself fit nonetheless as I work out fairly regularly to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, good muscle tone and an overall ... read more

  • I Spy: My Scoop on Curves For Women

    Nov 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It targets a specific population. The concept is simple.
    Cons: The concept may be too simple. The knowledge of the owners is questionable.

    Summary: There has been a lot of talk about Curves for Women . Two have been built near my house in two different towns. Very curious about this fitness center I took advantage of their one-week free offer. I will be reviewing both the concept and the ... read more

  • Don't Give Curves Your Checking Acct Info !

    Aug 18, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Women only of all sizes and ages, so no self consciousness.  Motivation equals success.
    Cons:  Unauthorized deductions from my checking acct .  Annoying and loud talking during workouts.

    Summary: I signed up at my local curves for a one year membership.  Years ago I signed up with a different owner and I had a great experience.  This time I signed a one year contract, and gave my checking acct info so they could deduct monthly (duh ... read more

  • Curves Free Trial

    Dec 30, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Probably good for extreme newbies & shy ladies.
    Cons: Too basic and boring for anyone who has done any weight training before.

    Summary: DISCLAIMER: I went to a free trial at Curves last night. One visit made up my mind. So I can't review it based on having a membership and using it for months.First off, the office space that it occupies looked like--exactly that--office space, ... read more

  • Curves: no improvement

    Nov 9, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: good for any age, little excercise is better than none
    Cons: no way to increase the difficulty of machines. never lost a pound or inches

    Summary: I went to Curves religiously 3 times a week except when I was out of town for 8 months, some months there might be a 1/4" or 1/2" difference one way or the other, probably depends on who measures and how tight they pull the tape. lost no weight and no I ... read more

  • Curves is a nice workout environment, but not very effective.

    Apr 6, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Friendly environment. Quick workout that keeps adding resistance as you "master" each level.
    Cons: 30 minutes of strength training along with healthy eating has not been effective for me

    Summary: I was initially attracted to Curves because of the idea that one could exercise for a mere 30 minutes and lose weight. I also liked that it was women-only. I signed up for a year and attended 4-5 days a week, almost every week. My goal was to lose the 30 ... read more

  • It's ok, but.....

    Jun 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fast social for those that want it.
    Cons: boring, bad music workout too easy after awhile

    Summary: Some of the pros for Curves for some people are that it's women only. Men aren't staring, you don't have to worry about what you look like, etc. I suppose that's ok, but the gym where I work out is men/women. There is no staring or ogling any women ... read more

  • Doing nothing for my curves....

    Nov 29, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple idea, no men, some exercise is better than none
    Cons: Very structured, no room to customize your workout, no results

    Summary: I have been a member of Curves for 6 months now. Guess how much I have lost???? Nothing. Not a pound. And I am not one of those old ladies you see socializing around the circuit. I am pushing it, not talking, I am sweating by the end of my workout. So ... read more

  • ~~ RING AROUND THE ROSY FOR WOMEN ~~

    Oct 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beginners, seniors, new moms will enjoy a boost of energy.
    Cons: Not for serious fitness gurus. Uncreative.

    Summary: Didn't I used to play this game at my birthday parties as a child? It was called * Musical Chairs * It is now CURVES. I am a health freak. I am all-for cardio vascular fitness, getting us girls off the couch, away from the soaps and into a social ... read more

  • I have some reservations about Curves

    Jul 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Might appeal to others. At this location the sound volume was low, which I liked.
    Cons: Staff not helpful, concerned about potential for injuries and more.

    Summary: I went to check out my local Curves today. I wasn't impressed. I had a hard time getting the owner's attention. She didn't seem to have any vitality or vivaciousness. Explanations of how things worked were extracted painfully. She was especially ... read more

  • Curves - Not a challenge!

    Jul 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Curves is a good start for women who haven't gotten a lot of exercise.
    Cons: Hydraulic machines could cause injuries!

    Summary: I had been concerned about osteoporosis and decided to do something before it was too late. I was working at the time and was able to afford a personal trainer. That gave me the strength I was looking for, but my job ended and I couldn't justify the fee, ... read more

  • Dismayed former member

    Apr 4, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Worked well for the first six to eight weeks. Camaraderie was very nice!
    Cons: Only concerned with how much money spent not how system worked for my particular body.

    Summary: Curves started out to be an enjoyable experience with good results. Then I started to plateau out and asked for help. There didn't seem to be anything offered except I should be buying their food and other products. I stopped going as much from ... read more

  • Good if you're anti-abortion...

    Apr 21, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: quick, women-only, provides a structured workout program at low cost
    Cons: Profits support anti-abortion movement, repetitive nature of exercises can lead to injury

    Summary: My wife swears by Curves.. the 30 minute workout was just what she needed to supplement Weight Watchers and keep herself in shape. It's quick and easy and fits into the busy adult schedule. The basic concept is that you go in, and run a 'circuit' of ... read more

  • Too curvy for curves

    Dec 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to do
    Cons: no results

    Summary: I've been a member for 14 months..at my 1 year weigh in I actually weighed 4 pounds more than the day i started. I am 50 yrs old and want to get back into shape. I've never been thin, and have a classic hour glass figure. Big busted, small waist, hippy. ... read more

  • Curves not for Every Woman

    Sep 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to commit to- takes little time
    Cons: Perhaps too easy to do- Possible risk of injury due to untrained staff

    Summary: I had never exercised before, and although I am not overweight, I have managed to put on a few extra pounds as I've reached my mid-forties. Since everyone I know seems to belong to one Curves or another, I decided to give it a try. The first thing I n ... read more

  • Curves is a great beginning fitness program but won't get you truly fit

    Jun 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, easy, fun, great for sedentary or overweight women
    Cons: can't increase fitness level, lack of consistency or knowledge among staff, not enough exercise time

    Summary: If you are very overweight and/or sedentary, look into Curves circuit training. It is a quick, fu ... read more

  • 30 Minutes To Fitness? Save Your Money!

    Oct 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Possibly a good workout for anyone with physical limitations, heart problems, or the clinically obese.
    Cons: You will not obtain a toned body.

    Summary: I was attracted to Curves for Women because of their promise of “Thirty Minutes to a Better Body”. I loved the idea of getting results in 30 minutes and being able to fit it into my busy schedule, so I decided to commit myself to this program ... read more

  • Refuses to provide childcare

    Apr 2, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None
    Cons: No childcare

    Summary: I recently contacted Curves for Women, to find out whether they provided childcare services and what hours it might be available. As a gym touted to be "by women, for women," I assumed that this business model would factor in that many women are mothers ... read more

  • Unsatisfied customer

    Dec 8, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: equiptment is nice
    Cons: The way the gym is run.  Understaffed.  Rude employees.  Scam.

    Summary: I was a member of Curves 6 years ago and I would say it was a very positive experience.  Well, this last year I joined for a second time at a different location, and it has been a VERY negative experience.  I would say that they have gone down ... read more

  • Beware of Curves membership

    Nov 28, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Location.
    Cons: Rude and deceptive sales tactics.
    Very difficult to cancel memberships.

    Summary: This review is being written to inform those considering signing up with Curves to think twice and do your research first.  My mother in law joined Curves almost 4 years ago after being diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes.  She in the years ... read more

  • Curves - once you join, you can never go back. They own you.

    Nov 17, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Good workout, and CurveSmart program is a great way of keeping track of your progress.
    Cons: They refuse account cancellation. Staff members are unknowledgable. Gym hours are inconvienient.

    Summary: I have been a member of Curves for two years now. Only one out of those two years was I able to use their service. I have had complications and pain due to an underlying health issue that has not yet been diagnosed (I am still in the process, have had ... read more

  • CURVES RIPPED ME OFF

    Jul 30, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The work out is great.
    Cons: The owners are unprofessional and lacking respect for their members.

    Summary: The owner of Curves in Buena Park, CA took money from my account without my knowledge and then refused to speak to be about it.  She was rude and hung up the phone on me.  I contacted Curves International and they asked her to return the money ... read more

  • NO PROFESSIONAL STAFF

    Jun 20, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Nothing
    Cons: EVERYTHING

    Summary: Im 30 years old,and Iwas curious about this "club" and I wanted to try so my husband got me a 3 MONTHS gift certificate for Christmas so He bought it earlier than Christmas Day as you might understand...on January we got our wedding so I coulndt start it ... read more

  • Curves is a rip off!!!!!

    Jul 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: If you like to socialize, this is the place for you.
    Cons: Thirty minutes is not enough time to workout, workers talk to you while you exercise.

    Summary: I joined curves for about three to four months back in 2006 at $39 dollars a month. You get to pay $29 if you sign a contract for a whole year. Wow, not much of an incentive, ten dollars. At first I liked it because I hadn't excercised for so long that ... read more

  • Only Thing I Got From Curves Was Calluses

    Jul 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: All women, 30 minute workout
    Cons: Hours, repetitive, lack of challenge

    Summary: I had heard some success stories from Curves, so I decided to try it out. Thirty minutes a day, three times a week would definitely fit into my unpredictable work schedule. Plus, I thought the motivational aspect would really keep me on top of it. I ... read more

  • Curves in Richmond VA Location is worthless

    Feb 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I can not offer any pros.
    Cons: The workouts do not work. This has to be the reason records are not kept.

    Summary: I joined Curves because of promises that I would see results and that I would be weighted and measured monthly to record my progress. I was promised a trainer to ensure proper use of the machines. After the first work out, I never received help with ... read more

  • Learn from our mistake: DON'T buy a Curves

    Nov 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Loyal customers, a healthy workout, a nice environment in which to exercise.
    Cons: Curves' fanatical oversaturization of the market cost my family EVERYTHING.

    Summary: I am the former co-owner of a Curves. In late 2002, my wife and I went into business with my wife's niece after her wealthy father - my wife's brother - offered to purchase a nearby Curves for his daughter and asked my wife to be a co-owner and ... read more

  • Be careful, Curves does not always honor its contracts

    Aug 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Based on my experience I can't think of any.
    Cons: Too many, especially breach of contract.

    Summary: I had a horrible experience with curves for women and it is still in dispute. Be careful the Curves for women I attended did not honor its contract and it can happen to you. I have heard many stories similar to mine. I have also heard that many women ... read more

  • Wish I had NEVER joined

    May 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Hard to think of pros. Works better if go with a friend.
    Cons: Contract terms, cost, equipment, hours of operation, flexibility of program, staff expertise

    Summary: I stupidly signed up for the required minimum of 3 years in my location. Joined because it was so close to home. It is boring and way too much money for what you get. They made it hard to back out of the contract, if not impossible. Some of the women ... read more

  • I had negative results

    Mar 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of locations, not expensive, simple program
    Cons: Loud juvenile music, gets boring, awful magazine, bad results for me

    Summary: I was thrilled when I got a gift membership to my local Curves. It's only ten minutes from my home. And although I'm not a big exercise fan, I do like weight training, so this seemed like it might work for me. And, at first, I enjoyed the workout, ... read more

  • CAUTION:Watch your bank statement!

    Oct 23, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: rude, deceitful people who take extra money and refuse to give it back

    Summary: I joined curves in May of 2005 after winning a free month.I joined for a whole year. In December I noticed I was charged twice.I called and was told the first payment did not go through. That seemed possible so I let it go. Then in January, February and ... read more

  • Beware of Curves

    Aug 7, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy for those who are sedentary, overweight.
    Cons: Pushy, rude, uneducated staff, pushes products too much.

    Summary: I joined Curves in November of '04. I am 21 and around 120 lbs, but I had never worked out before and I wanted to get some exercise and tone my body. My cousin had been overweight, and through Curves she dropped around 50 pounds. I thought Curves would ... read more

  • Curves - my opinion

    Jul 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: they are VERY willing to sign anyone up!
    Cons: not professional, conflicting (bad) advice

    Summary: This is my experience with Curves – and it’s not pleasant. I decided in January this year, after two friends endorsed Curves, to give it a try. I am overweight, have not exercised consistently for years but wanted to get in better shape and ... read more

  • Steal your money after your contract is over...

    Sep 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Something to get you moving for less money than a regular gym
    Cons: Taking your money after contract over Christian music Limited Hours of Operation, closed by 7

    Summary: I signed up for Curves with my mother, thinking it was something that we could do together, however, I commute and found that they were often closed prior to my ability to return home from work. I also got very bored with the routine, and Christian music ... read more

  • Jogging for Jesus- update

    Jul 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy workout
    Cons: WILL NOT STOP AUTOPAY UNTIL YOU THREATEN LAWSUIT

    Summary: I joined Curves in Scotts Valley with two friends and was fairly happy with the system. The workout is not to hard, easy to adjust to your own speed. My first problem was that the women who worked there were hit or miss on their knowledge of how to work ... read more

  • Where's the proof?

    Mar 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Can't think of any - unless you don't like working out with men.
    Cons: Far too easy for anyone with any kind of previous gym or workout experience.

    Summary: I joined Curves about a year ago having heard of the great success a family member achieved with this gym. Excuse me? Has anyone actually taken a good look around this place? No one in there - from management to members - is a "hard body" and they ... read more

  • Curves/Unfavorable/machines not stable and easily move and tip--especially leg extension

    Dec 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I like the 30 minute concept as time in the day is so limited.
    Cons: The exercise equipment not stable/easily tips/accidents waiting to happen/untrained--limited knowledge employees.

    Summary: My experience with Curves is that the machines do not seem safe because they do not appear to be commercial strength. They move easily while exercising and I have seen them tip over; in particular, the leg extension and the machine where you do squats. ... read more

  • 4 month long membership - now its over!!

    Oct 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: If you need constant chatter while you workout - you will love Curves!
    Cons: This is for sedentary ladies. Useless for anyone within 50 pounds of goal weight.

    Summary: Well, I gave Curves a 4 month long go. I quit a gym at my employer where I was working out 2 to 3 times a week - thinking Curves might help me with the muscle tone and metabolism boost I wasn't getting from step aerobics. While initially I did see a ... read more

  • Curves is a waste of money

    Mar 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy, if that's what you want
    Cons: Not a good work out, boring, not effective enough

    Summary: I worked out there and didn't even break a sweat. It was boring, the music was terrible, and I felt like it was a waste of time and money. In a half hour I could go for a fast paced walk and at least break a sweat and see some decent scenery. It is ... read more

  • Curves Was NOT Worth The Money!

    Feb 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: All Women
    Cons: boring, workout takes much longer than 30 minutes,

    Summary: Joined Curves last year after a series of sales calls. Once the owner got ahold of my home phone number, she would not stop calling until I finally agreed to come in. The owner walked me around, took my measurments, BMI etc. then signed me up. I ... read more

  • Curves isn't THAT bad!

    Jun 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly, knowledgible staff. Clean facility.
    Cons: TOO crowded. Closed from 1:00 - 3:00. Push the contract on you too much.

    Summary: I am a very lazy person. If it was not so bad for my health, all I would do is sleep and be a couch potato. But, I have a 2 year old and I cannot do that. So I joined Curves. When you first join up, they really push the lower price which is $10 less than ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • LOVE IT

    Dec 18, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: quick
    easy
    fun
    inviting
    just for women
    cost 
    Cons: none 

    Summary: I use curves mainly because its a great place to workout and give 30 min to, instead of going to a gym not knowing what half of the machines are and in what order to use them. I have cut my BMI down, lost weight and I feel great about myself going from a ... read more

  • Great staff, Great workout, Great music.

    Feb 14, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Music, Staff, Machines, and privacy. Its all women like me, thats great.
    Cons: Need later hours. The price is a bit high in my area, but worth it.

    Summary: I have been at Curves now for about a month and Im super excited to keep going. I have read a bunch of reviews on here that are bad, but its mainly about the staff. I have had a great experience with the staff at my local place, so it must be on a place ... read more

  • If you are lazy no workout works!

    May 25, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: The Curves program is like having your own coach everytime you go.
    Cons: So far none.

    Summary: I am a former free weight lifter and Bicycle Racer.I can tell you CURVES DOES WORK!I don't understand the comments about about boring. All workouts can get boring if we stop paying attention. After a few years of being inactive, I find ... read more

  • Awsome start!

    Jan 19, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: -fast
    -easy for over wieght people to do, and not feel like a social outcast
    Cons: -odd hours, i had a late lunch and couldnt go.

    Summary: i hate exersise. i love food. so when i weighted 225 i had to do something. i joined curves and it helped! i lost 25 lbs withing a year of joining. its an easy way to jump on the get fit bandwagon. id recomend it for anyone!one reason i never ... read more

  • Curves Smart Technology is the best way to go. 30 minutes

    Feb 6, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: New CurvesSmart  knowing how many calories your burning, free weight managment program
    Cons:  no pool or whirlpool, no child care,

    Summary: Working out on the new CurvesSmart technolgy has made my workout challenging.  Knowing how many calories I burn, knowing if I made my targets is the way to go!!  The owner is awesome and the staff are actual ... read more

  • The Curves 30-minute workout DOES work!

    Aug 14, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: women only, 30-minute workout with results, friendly and motivational staff, convenient hours, convenient location
    Cons: None - I LOVE Curves!!!

    Summary: I joined Curves 18 months ago. I tried it with a free 2-week pass and saw results within the 2 weeks so I decided to join. My reason for joining was to become physically active. However, within just 2 weeks, I lost pounds and inches. When I started ... read more

  • CURVES FOR WOMEN is FANTASTIC!!!!!

    Nov 26, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Simple workout.
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: I was a Curves member for a year in 2003. I never felt or looked better in my life! My husband told me to stop losing weight as he thought I was getting too thin (and I wasn't even dieting!!!!). Due to family obligations I stopped going. Now a few years ... read more

  • Curves is incredible!

    Oct 21, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: 30 mins,you can travel to all 10,000 locations, no brainer total body workout
    Cons: no daycare

    Summary: I joined Curves in 2002. I had just turned 50 and everything was heading south and getting flabby. I had never been a heavy person, 7/8 to 9/10 but now I was 11/12 and very uncomfortable at that size. Shopping for clothes wasn't fun anymore, forget ... read more

  • CURVES CHANGED MY LIFE

    Oct 19, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It's Fun, Fast safe and efficient and it gives me the fat burn I need!
    Cons: It's hard to think of a con, it's a great regiment for all women.

    Summary: I joined Curves in Cumming, GA in 2004 Feb. I am still participating in the circuit routine today just down the road at the Roswell, Ga Curves. My workouts have exceeded 400 and With it's fun, fast & safe motto, I can't tell you how the 3 workouts a ... read more

  • Curves

    Sep 15, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: machines are made just for women, fast workout
    Cons: not enough cardio

    Summary: I love curves!! Being an Exercise Science major, I know how to work out. I have been a member twice, I joined before my wedding and recently joined again in a different location.I'm 5'4 and weigh 122. I joined to tone up. Curves is as hard as you make ... read more

  • if you TRY it you'll like it.

    Jul 18, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Hour and a half workout in 30 minutes. Low price compare to big gyms. Results.
    Cons: none that I have encountered.

    Summary: Most of the reviews here are from people who have not actually tried it and have not given it the opportunity to work for them. I lost 9 inches in my first month! How much it works for the individual is up to the individual. With it being all ... read more

  • encouraging for all ages women

    Apr 13, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: anyone can do it. no other equipment or clothing needed for the 30 minute work-out
    Cons: hours 6am to 8pm and half days on Saturday. not open on Sundays.

    Summary: I joined Curves in August 2006 at 172 pounds,5'4", wearing a tight Size XL or 14. I am 54 years old and ran 10K in my 30s and have backpacked in Colorado and the Sierras usually 3 - 5 day trips. I just wanted to get back in shape and in 7 months have ... read more

  • Fantastic

    Oct 20, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Weight loss, inches lost, more energy, lowered Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: Curves For Women is the best thing that ever happened to me. I joined almost 4 yrs. ago. I joined Weight Watchers at the same time. My goal to loose 75 lbs and go from a size 20 to a 12. I achieved my goal about a year ago. I go to Curves at least ... read more

  • Best invention since sliced bread!

    May 4, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quick, easy, variety of machines.
    Cons: Not going to continue losing weight unless diet changed also!

    Summary: I was so happy to discover Curves! I was 26 years old when I first joined, and although I was not overweight I had never stayed with an exercise program for very long before. The structured Curves workout is just what I needed. No more spending 30 ... read more

  • Curves Fan

    Feb 1, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Works for anyone committed to the program, plenty of support on and offline.
    Cons: In my mind there aren't any cons.

    Summary: Realizing Curves isn't for everyone, I have to say it seems to be helping a huge demographic of women who really didn't have many gym/workout choices before Curves came along. Speaking from my own perspective, as a 40-ish woman who cringed at the ... read more

  • It's worked for me -- over 40 pounds lost!

    Jan 22, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Fun, supportive environment.
    Cons: Limited hours at some locations.

    Summary: I started at Curves for Women over 3 years ago. I started off well at first, and lost about 10 pounds, but then stopped going and gained it all back plus more. I went to 186 pounds. I got the courage to go back and it took a while, but I am now under ... read more

  • FUN

    Jun 9, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: FAST FUN EFFECTIVE WORKOUT
    Cons: N/A

    Summary: Curves is great The workout is wonderful I have lost 82 lbs in a year doing Curves. Some people think the workout is to easy but that is because they are not working hard enough. The faster you go on the machines the harder the workout. At my location ... read more

  • Curves has changed my life!

    Jan 22, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Friendly, competent staff. Inexpensive. FUN!
    Cons: Wish it were open 24 hours

    Summary: In 8 months at Curves, I have lost 50 inches and 60 pounds!!!! I love the circuit training, the music, the friendly staff, and the 30 minute work-out. Curves has changed my life for the better. I went from a size 22 to a 12/14, I sleep better, look ... read more

  • Curves is Unbeatable

    Oct 5, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The caring and support attitude of the staff
    Cons: Probably not as effective as weight lifting

    Summary: I joined Curves approximately one year ago. Up until then I had been sedentary for 15 years. Curves is not going to give me a rock hard body but it does wonders for my self-esteem and sense of well-being. Whenever I walk in the door, the staff not ... read more

  • 100% Curves

    Oct 4, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Energetic, simple, friendly, results.
    Cons: Some of the clubs have restrictive hours, but its not a problem for me.

    Summary: I love Curves. I joined in August, and I go 3 times a week. It has been well worth the money. I went from being an excersise-a-phobic, to looking forward to my 3 visits a week. In under 2 months, I have lost 9 pounds, 7 pounds of body fat, and 7 ... read more

  • Curves Community Fabulous Women

    Jul 22, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Inexpensive, caring staff, supportive members, no men, get healthy and fit safely.
    Cons: Curves doesn't have tanning beds to relax in after a workout ;-)

    Summary: Want to learn more about what Curves members actually have to say about Curves for Women and their own experiences? Check out my favorite place to hang out online when I'm not at my Curves Club. The http://groups.msn.com/curvesco mmunity/ I've been a ... read more

  • I am actually getting CURVES

    Jun 24, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Greatest time/money spent to give yourself something positive.
    Cons: Gee, only open 6 days??

    Summary: I'm getting my curves back that I thought I didn't have anymore. It's invigorating and I feel great. It's the best gift I can give myself. After always putting myself on the back burner, I decided to give myself a present for Mother's Day and so I ... read more

  • "I can do this!"

    Mar 18, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quick, structured, motivating, effective
    Cons: none that I can think of

    Summary: Curves is no frills, but it works! I've always hated going to the gym - lugging heavy weights here and there.. turning red and sweaty while surrounded by body builders and perky young women. I'm 42 years old and I recently joined Curves. The cost is ... read more

  • A great place to exercise!

    Jan 7, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quick- only 30 minutes, many franchises all over.
    Cons: Hours of operation are inconsistent and only morning weekend hours.

    Summary: Curves is a great place to work out if you don't have time for a complicated gym routine and want to get into shape. Personally, I played sports all throughout my life and still play softball to this day at the ripe age of 27. I am not your typical ... read more

  • Curves is great!

    Oct 3, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quick workout that is easy to stick to
    Cons: Limited hours of operation

    Summary: I decided to join Curves in July as I wanted a full body workout, but being a working mother, I have found that going to a regular gym just takes too much time. I joined with my mom, and this is the first time in her life that she has actually been on a ... read more

  • Get Curves with Curves

    Sep 29, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: You can pay monthly, machines are manageable, and you really do lose inches.
    Cons: Limited weekend hours and measurements can be inaccurate if taken by different staff each month.

    Summary: Although I have only been going to Curves for a few months, I find that it fits right into my lifestyle. I go immediately after work (or else I probably would never go)and spend 30 minutes on their circuit. I have NEVER joined an exercise program before ... read more

  • no contract policy should be adopted

    Oct 28, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: for women only
    Cons: contract required

    Summary: i meant to say in my first review that i am convinced that if curves adopted a no contract policy (like LA Fitness) their enrollment would probably increase, when i mentioned this to a curves rep they discounted it BUT i will not join any club that ... read more

  • Its as good as you make it

    Apr 28, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Workout works for me
    Cons: No showers, can't go on my lunch

    Summary: I can't believe some of the negative comments!!  The work out is as hard or challenging as you make it.  If 30 minutes isn't enough, do 45-60 minutes, like I do.  Also,  you are not restricted to 3x a week.  I go 5 times every ... read more

  • Was great until injury

    Mar 13, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good structure. Nice women.
    Cons: I injured my knee.

    Summary: I enjoyed Curves quite a bit until I injured my knee there. After physical therapy and several months away I decided to cancel and find something less demanding on my ... read more

  • Curves for women in Pomeroy OHIO

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lost in inches and my arms are bigger muscles
    Cons: Didn't lose any weight but some might lose weight

    Summary: Hi All i am a member of curves for women in pomeroy ohio and I like it. Infact, it is the only thing that gets me out of the house cuz i have to sit and care for my sick finacee. It gets my heart rate up at least 3 times a week and the people are all ... read more

  • Good for people with physical limitations.

    Jan 22, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good for people with physical limitations.
    Cons: Compared to the knowledge level of professional trainers , Curves staff not very professional.

    Summary: I have arthritis in my knees, ankles and neck, and I just turned 50! I'm in pain most of the time, and the thought of working out at a traditional gym was not an option I was willing to try again. Why? Because of the intimidation and pushiness of ... read more

  • Quick and convenient

    Oct 14, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: In and out in 30 minutes
    Cons: 1-year contract. Not much on cardio, at least for me.

    Summary: I'm a 44-year old runner who runs an average 20~25 miles per week, and I needed a way to cross-train every other day on my non-running days to build muscle and strengthen my upper body and core. I've been going to Curves for 8 months now and I have gone ... read more

  • Great workout, but lousy hours

    Oct 11, 2005 by
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    Pros: Easy-to-use equipment, friendly environment, good results in terms of stamina and muscle tone.
    Cons: Unsatisfactory weekend and evening hours.

    Summary: I love the Curves workout, and have been pleased with the results in terms of increased stamina and muscle tone, but it just doesn't fit my schedule! I have called 10 Curves franchises in my urban area, and they are ALL closed evenings, Saturday ... read more

  • Great Workout If You Stay Focused

    Oct 27, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: quick workout, cardio/resistance training combo works great staff are very supportive, pleasant atmosphere
    Cons: does not work your abs

    Summary: I think curves is a great place if you are serious, dedicated and have reasonable expectations. NO it's not your typical gym but that is obvious as soon as you walk through the door. I joined hoping to lose inches and maybe 5 - 8 pounds. I have been a ... read more

  • Improved Health

    Aug 4, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Improved blood pressure and I'm doing something to improve my health
    Cons: Location is too dusty. Needs a good scrubbing.

    Summary: I'm 50, have a sit down job for 8 - 10 hours a day and I was up to 172 lbs on my 5'8" frame. I was growing out of my size 12's and was struggling with high blood pressure. After trying several blood pressure pills that made me feel lousy, my Dr ... read more

  • A Place To Feel Welcome

    May 5, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: See full review for lots of great Pros!
    Cons: See full review for a Con that's not so bad!

    Summary: Everyone is different, but for me, a young curvy blonde, I'm so glad there's a place I can go to stay fit, and not have to worry about male instructors getting their hands on me. Some of the girls wonder why I'm there, but being thin doesn't mean you're ... read more

  • Curves is GREAT!!!!

    Feb 20, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Total body workout that hits every major muscle group and ranges in intensity.
    Cons: Club decor and owners' knowledge varies.

    Summary: I must admit, I was a bit skeptical when I first walked into my local Curves because the machines did not look challenging but I was soon to be proved wrong. During my first workout I couldn't believe how hard I was working! I am an avid athelete, and ... read more

  • This is in response to the silly woman below me; lyssaszoo

    Apr 15, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: for women
    Cons: No hot men to look at...

    Summary: Your title "refuses to provide childcare".Dear presumptuous woman,Its not your right to have an establishment that caters to women fitness; also take care of your snot nosed kids!Are you serious?! Giving Curves one star because ... read more

  • Watch for hidden service FEES

    Mar 31, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Great equipment for ladies.
    Cons: Watch for hidden Service/Registration fees. 

    Summary: Curves has great equipment to exercise different muscles.  It is all for ladies only.  Trainers help you and show you how to use the equipment.  Curves employees did not tell me about their Registration/Service Fees ... read more

  • CURVES Expensive and not consistent

    Mar 2, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Fast 30-min workouts. Nice mix of machines and aerobics. Computer generates your results. 
    Cons: Expensive $650.00 per year. Results not consistent with workout. Too much personal conversation from owner

    Summary: Joined Smart Curves here in Montreal. I like that it's close to home and just women. You can go as many times as you want in one week. I see a difference with my strength but not much else.  However they are now allowing men and children on ... read more

  • Good for Beginners…But at Some Point You Need to Move On

    Oct 21, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Really good for women who are just starting out
    Supportive environment
    Cons: No room for improvement
    Same thing every day can get boring

    Summary: I've been at both ends of the fitness spectrum…from 80 pounds overweight (five years ago) to super fit and trim (today). I found that Curves was a great start for me, but I had to move on to another workout regimen after a while. Curves got me ... read more

  • OK for me

    Jan 8, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Helpful, no high pressure or hovering
    Cons: doubtful about staff qualifications re fitness training

    Summary: I'm age 71, quite fit. I had a 3-time freebie and hated it (disco music from the '80's or '70's, usually loud), and annoying to hear the constant "change stations now". But I have insurance that has a fitness club benefit - !! at specific places. My ... read more

  • Does anyone use the nutrition classes they offer?

    Aug 11, 2006 by
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    Pros: The instructor I spoke with was very fit and seemed knowledgeable.
    Cons: they don't offer a shower!! Bad for working out before going to work.

    Summary: I just stopped in to a Curves in my local area and visited with the lady there and she told me about nutrition classes and a book that they offer. Has a protein and carb option. I like the idea of combining the workout with the nutrition counsel. The ... read more

  • Not challenging enough, workout is the same every time.

    Jan 29, 2006 by
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    Pros: Easy to do, music is great. It's the fastest workout that I have ever done.
    Cons: Workout gets boring after awhile. you can't change the flow of the workout.

    Summary: The workout is not challenging enough. You can't do anything different. I leave feeling as though I have not had a workout. Your body gets used to the same workout after a while and you won't see any results. After 1 month of working out there, I got ... read more

  • Disappointed

    Jul 22, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: friendly staff
    Cons: the hours of operation - very poor!!!!!! not sure how safe the program is

    Summary: I just moved and joined Curves because the number of gyms in my area is limited. What I like: Friendly staff and members All women Good Price Fun, creative exercise incentives/games What I don't like: The hours!!!! It seems ... read more

  • A good workout, when the place is open

    Jan 7, 2005 by
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    Pros: Easy to use machines, never a wait to work out
    Cons: Hours change capriciously, at least at my local Curves.

    Summary: I joined a year ago and worked out regularly (3-5 times a week) for the first six months. I only lost a few pounds, but I did lose inches. (Muscle weighs more than fat). It's a good program for newbies, especially if you join with a friend. I got bored ... read more

  • Disappointed Middle-Ager

    May 26, 2004 by
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    Pros: Fun, supportive, I liked most of the music
    Cons: Not enough of a workout if you've already lost your water weight

    Summary: At 48, and after having done Weight Watchers with very limited success, I finally agreed with my doctor to add in exercise. I joined Curves with such high hopes. The first visit they measure everything! A month later, they measure it all again. Most of ... read more

  • No place to secure purse or valuables

    Jan 27, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Friendly staff and equipment was clean and well kept.
    Cons: No lockers or secure place for your purse and/or valuables. 

    Summary: I was so excited to visit the local Curves until I got the tour.  The equipment was in good shape and staff were very friendly.  And they even offered Zumba classes on certain nights.  However, I didn't join because of one ... read more

  • Boring...

    Sep 6, 2011 by
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    Pros: not expensive...
    Cons: never had a good workout due to slow people and music was not an motivator.

    Summary: The same routine looking at the same people every day to the same boring music, just bout killed me! I felt uncomfortable being watched by other people while I worked out and too many were going to slow which slowed down everyone else...music was odd and ... read more

  • Curves for woman..workout INJURY!!

    Jul 26, 2009 by
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    Pros: All woman gender specific.  In and out in 30 to 40 minutes.
    Cons: Please read above...INJURY! Be very careful if you are considering joining. 

    Summary: Please use caution when joining curves.  If you are in top physical shape you may be ok.  I have suffered 2 injuries and now can't continue going although I am being charged every month for my contract terms of one full year.  I am reading ... read more

  • Other Curve won't honor membership! Don't do it!!!

    Jun 3, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None.
    Cons: My local curves closed. No other local Curve will honor my prepaid membership.

    Joni in VIrigina

    Summary: My local curves closed. I paid a year membership and no other Curve will honor my prepaid membership.Joni in ... read more

  • It's not for everyone!

    Feb 27, 2007 by
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    Pros: Easy going. Comfortable for women of all ages and sizes. Not boring.
    Cons: You don't see rapid results if you really want to lose weight.

    Summary: This might not be for everyone and especially not someone that wants a hardcore sweaty workout and actually wants to lose weight. That's why you see alot of older people there because it's not hard. Not hard enough for me. I'm in my mid thirties and ... read more

  • Are you at risk for an injury???? YES!!!

    Oct 23, 2006 by
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    Pros: Not locked into a "contract." I chose the monthly payment plan.
    Cons: Injuries...

    Summary: I've been a member of curves since Nov. '05 up until Aug. '06 when I realized I was injured. I couldn't use my right leg at all, extreme pain. I went to a sports medicine doctor and had an x-ray which came up negative. I thought that I had a severe ... read more

  • Injury due to poor technique/faulty training

    Jul 1, 2006 by
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    Pros: great place to be invisible and start up a regimen
    Cons: staff not careful enough w/ possibility of injuries to generally out-of-shape,older,unstretched, non-athletic women (me)

    Summary: I started enthusiastically and went two times before I threw my lower back out (with waist side twist machine), and the pounding on the boards tore my meniscus (knee cartilage). This is permanent damage that can never repair b/c there is no blood supply ... read more

  • Curves: A real disappointment!

    Apr 11, 2006 by
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    Pros: 30 minutes only
    Cons: You can achieve the same results at home!

    Summary: I have been going to a Curves in Downtown Montreal for the past year and found it extremely disappointing. From the repetitive music to the less than challenging machines one would be better off with a workout video tape. Also despite all the hype about ... read more

  • Curves Blows

    Feb 27, 2006 by
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    Pros: Great for the extremely overweight, infirm and out of shape
    Cons: Not challenging enough and just too BORING

    Summary: My daughter gave me a gift membership for 2 months to Curves and I couldn't wait for it to end. By my third time there I was totally bored with the "workout" and the "change stations now" recording every 30 seconds was driving me nuts. I was actually ... read more

  • A good start

    May 16, 2004 by
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    Pros: fast fun social works for heavier people needing to find a beginner type facility
    Cons: not for the fit woman looking for a quick gym, monotonous, no room for improvement.

    Summary: Curves is wonderful for the (sorry) middle-older aged woman or even younger who lead a sedentary life and need to shed layers of fat. It is a great way for one to get into better cardiovascular shape and tone and meet people at the same time. I agree ... read more

  • Horrible - Edmonds Washington

    Mar 21, 2004 by
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    Pros: No Pros
    Cons: Cons - won't stop deducting monthly fees when membership is canceled in writting.

    Summary: Be very careful when canceling your membership. Each Curves employee will advise differently. When membership is cancelled, They will still deduct monthly membership fees and finding someone in a main office to help is impossible. Maybe the other ... read more

  • Curves Contracts

    Jun 21, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: After you have done this awhile, it becomes boring. 
    Cons: Sometimes too crowded; they push a lot of clothes; contract wording is a problem.

    Summary: Just to clue you in, you must sign a one-year contract to go to Curves and trying to get out of it requires a doctor's certificate or you need to move to a location without a Curves facility.  The worst part is the "automatic 12 month renewal" ... read more

  • Curves' Contract is a scam

    Feb 25, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: The owner was pleasant.  Machines were available without too much wait.
    Cons: They continue to collect monthly FOREVER unless contacted in writing....VERY UNETHICAL..no notification

    Summary: I joined Curves a year ago to gain strength, tone a bit, and just to fit again.  I liked the idea that you could go when you want and be out in 30 ... read more

  • TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE, don't give them your business

    Oct 27, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: All women, which is nice.
    Cons: Was boring, inconvenient hours of operation, and the largest: READ ABOVE. 

    Summary: I had a terrible experience at a local Vancouver Curves location.  The staff member at my time of registration did not clearly outline the cancellation policies to me - did not give me a copy of the contract (she said there was only one and couldn't ... read more

  • Curves Disrepects Large Women

    Mar 6, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Some of the franchisees are excellent.  The social network of other members is wonderful.
    Cons: Curves reinforces feeling "too fat" to exercise.

    Summary: Curves pretends to be interested in providing a supportive environment for women of all sizes and levels of ability, and to be interested in motivating women to long-term health and fitness.NOT TRUE.Just one way to tell: the shirts they ... read more

  • Clifton NJ Curves is a horrible place

    Jun 23, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Not even a single thing good about this place.
    Cons: Instructor very disinterested and impolite too
    Old equipments.

    Summary: I joined the curves facility at Van Houten,Clifton in NJThe instructor of this gym is completely at disinterest at what she is doing. She is the worst instructor I have ever come across and throws off a lot of attitude.The place is stinky, old ... read more

  • BUMMED BY THIS PLACE

    Apr 16, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Nothing - it's depressing - staff could care less
    Cons: everything...

    Summary: Curves is out for your money any way they can even after you terminate membership.  Watch your statements carefully and if you stop going make sure your request to stop payments is ... read more

  • minimal results, lied to by manager

    Sep 7, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: fast work out
    Cons: minimal cardio, no locker room, no classes

    Summary: I went for several months and saw no results going three times a week. My sister wanted me to tag along with her to Gold's Gym so I did and found out that it was the same price as Curves but offered a lot more. I signed up there and called to cancel at ... read more

  • Buyer Beware

    Jul 22, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good for toning
    Cons: 30 day cancellation policy

    Summary: I belonged to Curves for two years. I expected to lose weight but found that their machines are good for toning only. You must still be careful with your diet as the exercises alone won't do it. I had a family issue come up so I asked if there was any ... read more

  • palm desert credit card fraud

    Jun 13, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: nice facility
    Cons: credit card fraud

    Summary: I went to Palm Desert Curves on a "trial" membership and decided not to continue after the free trial month. They continued to charge my credit card for 16 months even though our bookkeeper called every month and the bank reversed the charges. I just ... read more

  • Curves is not worth the money

    Apr 2, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Some excerise is better than none. Good place to meet people
    Cons: Trainers at the my Curves location were not professional.

    Summary: Apromise of a professional Trainer was not kept. In the five months I attended, I received no help with the machines after the first visit. The personell on duty were always busy playing games on the computer or talking on the phone. The promise of a ... read more

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