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The Five Components of the Curves Workout
The innovative design of the Curves Workout allows members to incorporate all of the critical components of an exercise program in just 30 minutes! All components of the Curves Workout combine to create a safe and effective exercise that will give you positive results! The 5 components of the Curves Workout are:
- Cardiovascular Training
- Strength Training
- Cool down
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Frequently Asked Questions for the Curves Workout
How many calories are burned during the Curves workout?
The number of calories burned during the workout will vary with your intensity and fitness level. Calories burned can range from 150-522 per workout. In addition to the calories burned during the workout, you are also increasing your metabolism from strength training, which will allow your body to burn more calories throughout the day. Remember to work hard and focus on the overall goal-a healthy lifestyle!
Why do I need to check my heart rate?
It is imperative that you check your heart rate every 8 minutes as indicated by the cue on the music compact disk. Heart rate checks help us determine whether or not you need to modify the intensity of your workout in order to create better results. It also alerts us if you are working too hard and need to lower your heart rate in order to prevent over exertion. For this reason heart rate checks are mandatory.
Can I workout more than 3 times per week?
We recommend that you utilize the Curves workout three times per week due to the need for muscle recovery from strength training. If you desire to work out every day, modify your workout on alternating days by moving the machines more slowly. By working on the machines more slowly, you will be moving a resistance that is less than 50% of your maximum lifting ability. This will still elevate the heart rate to its target zone and provide a cardiovascular workout, but remain below the threshold for strength training.
How many times do I go around the circuit?
The Curves workout is an amazing exercise that combines strength training and cardiovascular exercise in just 30 minutes! The equipment and number of times around the circuit will vary with each facility but the bottom line is the same:
- Warm-up the first three to five minutes
- 20 minutes of sustained cardiovascular work
- Cool down the last three to five minutes
If you feel like you can exercise at Curves longer than 30 minutes, we encourage you to work harder!
Our research has validated the results of the 30 minute workout.
Is it safe to work out during my pregnancy?
Curves recommends that pregnant and/or postpartum women consult their personal physician before beginning or continuing our exercise program. Once approved your local staff member can work closely with you in developing a program that is safe and effective.
- 1 From the Spring 2005 issue of diane Magazine.
- Loud, Rita La Rosa, and Wayne L. Westcott. "Stretching for Strength." Fitness Management June 2000: 44-46