I was a member of Curves 3 years ago. It worked great for me. I lost weight. I went three times a week faithfully! Slowly, after about 3 or 4 months things started to happen--to my body.
First it was my golfer's elbow and bad shoulder acting up from prior overuse from cocktailing at an Indian Casino. (Great tips man!)
Then it was my osteoarthritis in my hips also cocktailing.
I was falling apart at the seams. Finally my ankle and foot hurt so much that I went to a foot doctor. At the initial visit you know how they ask what happened and junk, well, he heard Curves and he just about hollered!
He said that's all he's been seeing is women with injuries from Curves! He asked "what in the hell do you DO there?" His words. Jeesh, I mean, all I did was to come in for him to look at my sore foot!
I just explained it like everyone else must have too, I dunno. He tried to tell me something about why it's hard on us women, well, our bones, or ligaments or something. Sorry, that was 3 years ago.
He wrote me a note so I could get a refund of my year membership. I think it was 3 months or so, which pi$$ed some of the women off that just quit going and couldn't get a refund. They said that I wasn't the first with a doctors note, so maybe he was telling the truth. They refunded it right away, without a sideways glance.
Anyway, maybe it was just my body, and theirs. I dunno. It worked for me, but so would any other type of exercise that I would be faithful to. That's the key. BE FAITHFUL! DO IT! Whatever it is, if you do it like you should, it will work. Curves will work too.
Good luck, stay with us, and let us know how you decide!! We care!