Love Curves and that all you need is 30 minutes 3 times a week. The community is lovely as is the Curves team! Not a gym person but Curves works well for me.
Help to health
I go several times a week to Curves Belconnen
The gym is clean light and welcoming
Staff are attentive and friendly and very responsive to individual requirements
The routines are helpful in creating and maintaining physical fitness
There are on going activities which foster a community feeling
For fitness, not just weight loss.
Curves is not just about weight loss. I began going to improve fitness and flexibility. I've done that and found so much more.
The team at Curves Belconnen is involved in many community and fund raising events and have a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, organising information on keeping your brain healthy and active, bone and chiropractic health amongst other initiatives.
What really makes the difference is the cheerfulness and dedication of the Curves coaches who make you feel welcome and special at every visit.
Based on past experience I thought I'd stick to it for a couple of months, more than 5 years later I still enjoy every visit and look forward to keeping Curves Belconnen as an integral part of my life.
Happy (and fitter) Customer @ Curves Jamison (Belconnen)
Joined my local Curves Jamison (Belconnen) in February this year when I retired from work, the staff are all fantastic and lovely people and dedicated to their jobs. They are always there to assist you if required and each month you have a review of your progress. Also love the classes they offer during the day. I have now made some lovely friends which is an added bonus. Staff are always willing to have a chat when their work load permits :) very happy and glad I joined.
I love Curves!
I have been a member of Curves since 2007. I found it fitted in beautifully with my work routine & now I am retired I can choose whatever time suits my programme.
My motivation for joining was a diagnosis of osteopenia. The circuit has helped my strength, flexibility & endurance.
I would certainly recommend Curves for its flexibility, the encouragement & friendliness of the owner & staff.
I joined my local Curves 3 1/2 years ago. I very much enjoyed it, the owner and staff were fabulous. I followed the Curves Complete plan and managed to lose 16 kilos in 9 months, I was very happy and felt the healthiest I had felt in many years. I also very much enjoyed the exercise, loved the fact that the 30 min workout could fit easily into my busy life. In recent months I gained a few kilos that I needed to get off due to personal circumstances. I had lost a bit of my mojo and wasn't going very often. I felt that I wasn't getting the...support, no contact (although the owner insisted I was getting weekly texts when I questioned her)? I believe that Curves Complete is now obsolete and my gym has brought in "Bright Line Eating"! I showed no interest in this plan as I don't believe it is a Lifestyle change, it's a diet cutting out many food groups and I don't beleive is sustainable. As I was not showing enthusiasm for this, I was no longer a part of our community. When I spoke to the owner about cancelling/suspending my membership, she took it very personally, got quite stroppy, spoke badly to me and behaved very unprofessionally ! I am very disappointed at how my time at Curves ended as I had loved it and had recommended it to many others who joined. I am now doing Curves Complete on my own and have lost 2 kilos in a week, this plan is good and it works if followed.
Trading hours changed without notice
Changes to shorten hours without notice from management claim to be short staffed yet when hired new staff hours stayed the same although many complaints to staff and management hours on websites are incorrect need updating
Better off going to a gym open all day without all these hourly restrictions
Excellent Petersham Curves in Sydney
Petersham Curves is highly recommended to people who live or work in area of Inner West in Sydney. Michelle manager is energetic, positive and enthusiastic and always follows up with consumers` medical practitioners. She tailors the exercises program according to health needs and body abilities. All staff are professional, kind and helpful. The environment is nice and clean. I cannot imagine better place for women well-being!
Best decision I ever made!
I had been attending a rehab gym for a physical injury, when I decided to try Curves. Best decision ever. Staff are friendly, motivational and full of advice if you ask for it. Not pushy or demanding, but happy to Make suggestions if you ask. No pressure to perform, just a lovely, happy place to work out, at your own pace, as much or as little as you feel like.
Loved Curves until I had to change location
I used to go to curves in Reservoir & started about 10 years ago. I loved it there and got the best results. I was going around 4 days a week and the owner kept me motivated and it was a young clientele. I then moved from the area and decided to become a member at Taylor’s Lakes. I was a member there on & off. Omg what a disaster that club is! Marilyn the owner is painful, in your face & unmotivating.. didn’t care to do measurements, the staff there didn’t motivate me at all. You could hardly hear the music it was so boring! I have asked to can...cel & she won’t let me cancel unless I pay $50 cancellation fee plus a few arrears amounts that I supposedly owe.. Mind you I hardly attended. She wants it all on the spot.. I’m so disappointed that it’s come to this.. I loved my time at Reservoir..
Avoid at all costs
I’m appalled at the Goulburn Curves owner who gave me a hostile and rude earful when I rang to cancel my membership. You can not lecture a customer when they cancel, it is not your concern if I can’t afford the $89.66 every month or have to cancel for health issues. I’m not losing weight, I’m not being supported so i don’t want to pay that amount for bad air conditioning and uncaring rude staff. I’m happy to pay the $50 fee but I am not paying another membership installment for the next month if I won’t be going to use the facility. Curves is a...pay-in-advance service, don’t fall into the trap of ‘you still have to pay the next month fee’ because you already have. Disregard the 30 written notice, that is utter bull as I have never heard of that or have been informed of that in all my (on and off) years at curves. No effort was made to ensure i had understood the agreement, I was hurried to sign it and not given the proper chance to read through it. When I did my first weigh in they wanted to use my measurements from 2 years ago, because they didnt want to go through to trouble of weighing me and taking my measurements! That is pathetic. The owner also made my life a misery when it came to direct debits, deliberately choosing dates where she knew I wasnt paid until a few days after leaving me with the headache of trying to sort it out with the gym and my bank. Not worth it, avoid at all costs
Rosebud Curves is the best
Being going to Curves in Rosebud going on 8 year now & the gym is had 3 owners BUT Tracey who has own Curves in Rosebud for the last 3 years (going onto 4) is brilliant. Not only supportive but also helps with any information on how to lose the weight. The other girls who work with Tracey are really friendly, I'm getting more support from Tracey than I ever did from the previous 2 owners.
Worst value for money ever
This gym costs more than a 24 hour Gym and how ridiculous that you have to be there by 5.30 on Tuesdays or you cant do a work out. Went to go last night, walked in the door at 5.55pm and get told they close at 6pm for Christmas hours, they are only open short hours on Saturdays and closed Sundays and public holidays.
If you want value for money this place ain’t it.
I was a member of Curves for over 12months I phoned to cancel membership as I was working away from the area and I didn't think that I would be back . The owner of the Kilsyth Curves wouldn't cancel she insisted that she would put the membership on hold. Without my permission she started taking the membership out of my account even though I hadn't been back to the Gym for months. As far as I am concerned she has stolen $800 from me and refuses to pay it back.
I joined 12 months ago (June2017) and have for a few months not attended and just let my membership expire (June 2018) however membership payments continued to come out of my account without my permission after the 12 months because I did not cancel my membership.... I only signed for 12 months however membership continues until you say stop! Disappointed and feel ripped off you took money not owed based on your policy..... will take this higher.
Getting the most out of Curves is UP TO YOU.
The Curves I attended in Lilydale consisted of a circuit of hydraulic machines that the staff members train you to use upon joining.
You are given a tag which holds all your personal details, your weight, measurements and body fat %.
When you enter the gym you put this tag into a computer that shows your progress! Very visual and helpful. Along with this, the machines adjust to your strength levels and have a coloured bar showing how hard you are pushing. They suggest you keep it in a.strong mid range but you can go gentler or harder depend...
Didn't make any difference to my "curves"
I joined up to lose weight and size but after a year I still had my curves and weight and noticed that a lot of the ladies that had been going for 3 years or more, looked the exact shape that I was trying to get rid of. Fun staff and lots of laughs but that doesn't get the flab off...!!!
Loved Curves up until 2 weeks ago.
So, I've attended a Curves centre in my local area here in the Illawarra for up to 3 years (this year) and recently, I'm not so sure that they even have their intentions in the right place.
This gym is excellent if you want to learn about eating well and don't have time for a normal gym. All up, with their diet program and consistently going to the gym (4 days a week) I lost up to 30kg. I say up to because I derailed at no fault to the gym.
This gym will not work for you if you do not eat properly and don't work out on a regular basis.
Hard sell, all about money
I completed the Curves complete and did lose weight. Needless to say I went back to my old ways and enrolled again a year later, back where I started. Similar to others here, I was told I was signing up for a 3 month plan but was livid to find the contract I signed, which was thrust under my nose while I was on the circuit, was for 12 months. I quit as soon as I found out because I was already sick of the constant in-your-face stuff. I just wanted to do a workout and be left in peace. I got my bank to cancel the direct debit and wasn't pursued. Curves is good for all round exercise but is expensive and limited hours is so annoying.
Questions & Answers
I joined Curves in 2009, paying $59.00 per month. Will my monthly fee rise or will it always remain $59?
There is every chance that your monthly fee will rise. I too joined Curves in 2009 and my monthly fee increased over the years. Currently, it is just under $80-00 per month.
after you have joined with a automatic withdraw from your checking can they change the time on you and still take your money?
If you join curves can they increase your membership costs as time goes by? I was told it will always stay on your cost you joined up on. Can anyone advise me on this as my membership price has increased.
I am not completely sure. My membership did not change when I was member but also, my membership fees were discounted as I joined during a promotion, and once the promotion time expired I was paying the usual fees per month. Most gyms readjust pricing when the lease of the premises they are settled increase, so I would guess it is the same with Curves. The only way to be sure about this is to ask Curves directly 1300 287 837 or, even better, send them an email asking this here http://curves.com.au/contact-us. You will have a written proof in case you visit one of their gyms and a staff misinforms you. Also, read the terms and conditions!
Under normal circumstances your membership fees will always remain the same as when you started provided you never left and then rejoined. (Eg: If you joined and the rate was $59 a month but after 2 years you needed to cancel, but then after 6, 7, 8 months etc., you decided to rejoin, the monthly fees may have risen to $79 a month which is what you would not have to pay.
Sometimes we have promotions as we do at the moment. Monthly fees have been halved for 3 months and then come February 2016 your fees would be the normal $79 a month. This would be explained to you at the time of sign up.
Their so called legal document stating that "The Member may continue to maintain this membership, at the above monthly rate for the life of the member or the facility" is not worth the paper its written on. Even though our franchise remained under the same ownership they claimed that the umbrella company of Curves international had changed hands numerous times and therefore the agreement was void- what a load of crock!!
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