Portland >Fitness > Curves
1736 Se Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.512048 -122.647790
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Hosford - Abernethy
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Fitness and weight-loss facility offers women nutritional guidance and 30-minute workouts that combine aerobic and strength training.
Best for fat sedentary women or seniors only! – The Curves circuit is fluffy, best for overweight sedantary women or seniors. The best workout is at a real gym using aerobic machines like the elyptical and air pressurized and or weight machines. Also gyms have mat work with the ball and free weights to work your core. The Curves gym is over-priced and not worth it because it just is not a good enough workout!
Curves Plateau – Curves is great if you just want to get active again, they are nice people with good intentions. But you will find that you quickly reach a fitness plateau and no matter how hard you try, you will not get any stronger or loose any more weight, (assuming diet stays the same) because the equipment is non-adjustable and the 30 minute circuit is restricting, even working out every day... I had a goal to loose weight, and did loose weight the first 4 weeks, but after that, no matter how hard I tried, nothing else happened. They told me I wasn't trying hard enough, but actually I was trying even harder my second month. I found out that the "Curves" advertisment, that you can loose up to 500 calories on their 30 minute circuit training is an out right impossiblity! Only the people like "Lance Armstrong" would use anything close to 500 calories per 30 minutes, cycling as hard as he could up the Alps!!! The reality is that I lost about 150-200 calories per workout ... working and sweating as hard as I could on their machines. I am in better shape now, but I have not lost the weight they promised I would. It just didn't work for me.
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