yeah i try to find space for time for me, its getting easier now bub is older but still a struggle somedays!
Contours is great, over the last 6 years i have been a member of different gyms that have males and females and never fitted in, I was a member of curves at 2 different studios and then moved onto contours after i had bub and found that Contours was best for me overall, it combined things i liked from female only curves with things from the gyms with men and i found it is the perfect balance. and im not saying this cause i work there
if i wasnt working there i would still be saying the same thing.
from my experiences of everyday gyms i found for me that it was overwhelming, big machines, muscle bound blokes skinny women and was very intimidating for me, i had a 1on1 session then was left on my own with a folder telling me what to do, i ended up loosing motivation as no one checked up on me and some machines being ill experienced ilooking back i could have damaged myself un supervised!.
curves i liked at the start 1st studio was good, i started to see results and at first they were friendly then i became a number, hardly acknowledged so i quit i hated being ignored.
second curves studio got some good results, platued and due to the types of machines they have couldnt push myself to the level my body needed, went on the curves diet and gained 5kg in 2 weeks, was told that i cheated by staff and that i was lying, wasa bad experience so i decided to leave complained to head offices and was told that i must be mistakn staff would not treat me like that etc and i shouldnt have gained weight if i followed it strictly. Believe me i followed it to the gram weighing food, exercising etc i was obsessed but didnt work for me.
Contours on the other hand being all female and a 29 min circuit is wonderful, they are the things that draw me in, there has always been an instructor motivating women on the circuit to keep heart rates up. the weight machines are pin weighted so you actually lift weights (instead of working off resistance machines like curves) and you are never told to lift anything more than what you can handle, however if you start finding it easy with the instructors advice you can up the weights to help increase muscle tone. even though i am still fat and heavy, i have alot more strength than i ever have had!
ok i have rambled on enough i think, but if you have any questions about contours please ask!