our workouts that work

At Curves, we focus on both high and low intensity activities.

Our equipment is based on the use of hydraulic resistance. This unique feature makes it possible to perform strength and cardiovascular training at the same time. By working muscle groups that oppose each other, you work muscles symmetrically or in balance. This aligns the muscular-skeletal system to improve functional posture and movement.

Lower Body
Squat/Glute: The machines you’ll learn to love; these exercises build powerful glutes, hamstrings, and quads - key muscles for walking, running, getting up out of a chair and every movement that involves your lower body.
Lower Body
Leg Extension/Leg Curl & Leg Press: Strong legs play a key role in balance; they propel you forward, backward, and sideways when you run, walk, hop, jump and play sports.
Core
Ab/Back & Oblique: Strengthen your core; the center of body movement. Whether you bend forward or backward, or rotate left or right, a strong core is essential to maintain fluid motion.
Upper Body
Shoulder Press/Lat Pull & Dip Shrug: Help prevent slouching when sitting and standing by sculpting your shoulders with these two machines. You’ll find it much easier to sit up straight and stand tall with excellent posture.
Upper Body
Chest/Back & Pec Dec: A great way to alleviate back pain is with strong chest and back muscles. Regular aerobic and strengthening exercises can reduce weight, strengthen muscular support and increase flexibility.
Upper Body
Bicep/Tricep: With strong arms comes independence and the ability to handle greater physical feats. You’ll be better able to carry a heavier load and even give a heartier hug with stronger, toned arms.
myths vs facts

FACT - Our strength training promotes the building of lean muscle; giving you a toned and firm appearance.

There are many myths that surround strength training and weight loss. Our mission at Curves is to educate women on the facts of strength training and healthy living.

FACT
Fat and muscle are distinct tissues. Fat will always be fat, but you can shrink the fat pockets while at the same time you can build on the muscle you already have to make a sleeker, more toned, sexier you!
FACT
The only true part of this is that perfection itself is a myth. Fitness is about progress, not perfection. Every small change you make while strength training at Curves is taking you in the direction you want to go.
FACT
Your new normal starts on day one. For every kilogram you lose and increase in strength you gain, you are learning how to maintain your “after” from the beginning because you are creating new habits for life. This is your new “normal” and there’s no going back!
FACT
You’re learning to gain strength in the real world, not in a perfect one. Slipups are a normal part of the learning process. It’s what you do next that counts. Work with your coach to set up a schedule you can follow and get back in the gym. Your body and mind will thank you.
FACT
Wrong. It’s important to eat to fuel your body for daily living and your next workout. Eating the right amount of proteins, fats, and carbs will keep your energy up, help you build strength more efficiently and be stronger inside and out.
FACT
Age is just a number and Curves is designed for everyone. By following our program, moving more each day, and toning your muscles, you have the ability to gain strength and confidence. The amount of muscle you gain will vary depending on each individual person, but you can do this!
FACT
Lucky for you, you don’t have to have a lot of time to fit Curves into your life. Curves was designed to fit into your lifestyle, no matter how hectic it can be. With just a 30 minute workout that includes strength training and cardio, you’ll be able to work around your travel, work, and family schedules. Partner with your coach to make Curves really work for you.
FACT
Not so fast - the way you will bulk up is if you lift some serious weights with few repetitions and are genetically predisposed to have greater muscle mass. Strength training with lighter weights and more repetitions will define and tone your body overall.
FACT
Spot reducing is a myth; spot toning isn’t. Cardio activities such as biking, running, and using the Curves machines help burn overall body fat. Resistance activities like those on the Curves machines or even a lunge can tone and improve the look of individual muscles, such as those in the thighs – so squat it out!
FACT
Unfortunately this is another place where more is not necessarily better. When you strength train, tiny micro tears occur in the muscle. The rest day (or consecutive day) is when those tears heal and the strength grows. So take a day off or kick up your cardio in between your strength training days for best results.
FACT
While moving slowly in a traditional gym is necessary, at Curves moving fast will lead to great success. Our program uses hydraulic resistance to achieve optimum strength results so the faster you move, the more resistance you will get. This means greater strength gains, larger muscles, and a faster metabolism.