Last Friday I decided to join Curves since I needed a new exercise program (which basically means I didn't have one at all), and today was my first workout. Price wise I think it's pretty reasonable and the sign up fee was only $30 instead of the usual $100, so that was nice.
I was really impressed by how much of a workout the machines actually gave me & having a program already mapped out for you is great. There's no standing around self-consciously not knowing what to do next, or exactly how to do it, everyone there is really helpful.
Another thing I really like is the fact that it's only women so there was a greater comfort level there too. Now, the funny thing is everyone seemed kind of shocked to see someone so young in there, and that for me is another plus, I also feel more comfortable being around slightly older ladies.
It was a fun experience!!