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Old 05-17-2005, 05:32 PM   #11
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luvs, even though I work at Curves now, I do not know if their circuit would be right for you. I would second what everyone says and talk to the doc first. If you want, go into the local Curves and ask for a copy of the sheet that shows how each machine works and what muscles it works, and then show that sheet to your doctor and get his opinion.

BTW, at the club I work at the cost is $39 a month (for 12 consecutive months), which comes automatically out of your checking account, plus a service fee of $149 (50% off that if you sign up the day you visit). If you work out 3 times a week, that would cost you about $3.25 per workout - roughly the price of one of those Starbucks coffee things.

Hope this helps. PM me if you have any more questions about Curves.
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:24 PM   #12
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thanks for the advice and info, mud!
okay, i guess the general concensus is doctor pre-consultation and maybe that i shouldn't sign up with curves just right now.
maybe i'll just stick with jogging around the basement and doing non-strenuous things like sit-ups and push-ups. well, i haven't been running or doing my light exercise, but i'll start up again. i have to re-build myself. i used to jog for one hour daily and kind of miss it. sigh, it wasn't easy to jog for 60 minutes in a row, but i really liked running through that basement like a madwoman. but i'd watch that darned clock like a pro, lol.
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:27 PM   #13
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Please be careful, though, luvs - jogging will take the weight right back off!
Maybe just start with non-cardio exercises, such as those that use 8 or 10 pound hand weights. You'll get tone without losing the pounds.
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Old 05-18-2005, 09:37 AM   #14
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i think hand weights are a good idea, jkath.
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:44 PM   #15
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Thats so ironic Luvs that you asked this question because I was wondering the same thing. I even called them today to check prices. I used to go to the YMCA now called the Y, but it's gotten quite pricy. I wasnt impressed with my conversation with whoever answered the phone. I asked what the membership price is, she asked if I had ever been there before. I was thinking "what does that have to do with anything". She said I need to make an appointment for a tour or I can drop in but thats not generally acceptable because they might have another tour going on with someone I know, again who cares is what I thought. Finally got an answer on the membership fee, which is $39 directly from my account and a service fee (what is the service I have no idea) of $74.

And now that I read GB's reply, and the fact that women have to rotate stations every thirty seconds, ummm no! lol
She also asked for my name and phone number, but I didnt give either cause I dont want phone calls.

Luvs, I would say your better off trying out weights at home, which is what I will be doing too, to strengthen and tone myself, as well as crunches, and walking.
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:21 AM   #16
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My sister works out at Curves and really likes it. Lots of machines and everything's in good shape.
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