Post # 1
I’m a Nov. 2010 bride. My sister is getting married in Jamaica at the end of June..(eek bikini time). I know its mid Feb. but I’m wondering what people could suggest.
Would you rather do Curves for Women or get a Home Elliptical?
I’m 5’1 and about 160. I’ve not really worked out in a long time. I tend to be more sedentary since I’m a PhD student and spend a lot of time doing research. I’d really appreciate your feed back and thoughts on this.
Post # 3
I would say home elliptical if you feel you have enough motivation to use it. I say that because you can read and do other things while on it.
If you need motivation curves is a great place to go. Sometimes they offer a couple days to a week free just to try it out. I would try it and see if it is something you like. Good luck!
Post # 4
I did Curves for a while and I liked it, but I didn’t feel like I was getting enough of a cardio workout. I would love to have a home treadmill or elipitcal if we had a place to put it! I would be much more inclined to get on it at home on the days when I just don’t feel like going for a walk.
Post # 5
Home elliptical. I did Curves before..it gets boring and its very easy to blow off when your schedule gets hetic. This was you can use the elliptical at home, whenever your schedule allows it.
Post # 6
I agree with the others. Get an elliptical machine if you have the money and the space for it. So much easier to just do something at home. I used to belong to a couple different health clubs and I never went because I was always too tired after work to drive over there. But now, we have a small gym in my apartment building and I use the elliptical all the time. I go up there at least 5 days a week and do something for exercise. So much easier when something is right there and like mrskesslertobe said, you can do other things on it while you are working out.
Post # 7
I would definately get a home elliptical. I love ours. There is something to be said for the fact that you can roll out of bed, throw on a sports bra, and be working out within 2 minutes. When I had a gym membership, I would use every excuse in the book, “its too cold”, I dont want to drive there”, “there is no place to park” etc. No excuses now!! I use ours at least 4-5 times a week. Definately a great investment.
Post # 8
i love our home elliptical. however, i pay $20/month for the gym. It IS kinda boring working out at home. you miss out on the energy of the gym (which i really like). Plus the pilates, weight lifting, spin classes, etc, when the elliptical starts to feel ho-hum. Plus, your body WILL get used to the elliptical and it’ll get harder to see benefits from it.
Post # 9
I had a sole e55 for about a yr. It was GREAT being able to pop out of bed and not have to brave the elements to get to the gym, and I def used it more after work (which is usually the hardest time of day for me to work out). My word of advice would be to TEST DRIVE your options first. I read all sorts of wonderful things online about the machine I bought, but once I got it home neither I, my old roommate or Fiance could go at it for more than 15-20 min on the lowest level (I used levels 7-10 on the ellipticals at my gym). I genuinely think none of us weighed enough to compensate appropriately for the resistance! We ALL work out regularly, are all in great shape, but that damn machine was so effing HARD!! I ended up selling it after a yr. My new apt with Fiance has a gym in the basement, so I’ve been using that, but once we have a house I’ll definitely look into getting my own machine again.
Post # 10
Home Eliptical…I went to curves for a few months and I really didn’t feel like it was a work out at all.