I have been a member of Curves for Women for the past 3 years, and I have had a great experience with it. The staff there is very helpful and supportive, cheering you on when you need a lift, and correcting you when you are not using the machines correctly. They have lots of fun contests and promotions to make working out fun. The gym is bright and cheerful, and the setup is extremely conducive to chatting with the other guests while you work out. Curves has been a godsend for this busy working mother!!