I've been a CURVES member for about 15 years, changed once when I changed jobs and once when my CURVES closed. In fact, a number have closed. CURVES is an expensive proposition charging from $44 to $50 a month, closing at 8:30 p.m. except on Fridays when they close at 7:30 p.m., some closing for an hour at lunch, and closing by 1:30 p.m. on weekends. In addition to this, my membership was just canceled because I broke four toes and am having foot surgery.
According to my CURVES I have to continue to pay each month even if not using the services and despite a doctor's excuse! And if you leave, you have to pay the initiation fee all over again--a couple of more hundred dollars! I already paid for one month I didn't go because of the toes, and a couple of years ago I paid for three months while the ribs I rebroke twisting on one of the machines healed. So on my way to CURVES to cancel my membership, I picked up a certified letter from the owner saving me the trouble by canceling my membership for me! Good thing I didn't buy a franchise with a friend as we'd intended five years ago! We couldn't buy it because it was too close to another CURVES, one that folded a bit later.
My original CURVES had lovely, warm, friendly owners who knew how to make CURVES fun and exciting. According to this CURVES, management is putting a lot of pressure on them to collect money no matter what. I spoke to a representative at CURVES International today and she confirmed their policy.
You might also like to know, in light of the Susan G. Komen controversy over abortion rights, the CURVES founders are PRO LIFE AND AGAINST A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE! Your money is going toward the defeat of a woman's control over her own body!