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Curves [gym] for Women?

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I currently go to Curves in NJ, USA and totally ,completely love it. If we are going to relocate to ZH, I am going to dearly miss it. Do they have anything similar to Curves in ZH? I wish....
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Old 05.07.2008, 07:49
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I currently go to Curves in NJ, USA and totally ,completely love it. If we are going to relocate to ZH, I am going to dearly miss it. Do they have anything similar to Curves in ZH? I wish....
I take it Curves is a fitness centre ?

I believe there may be one of those next to the swamp that is Lake Zürich .... just don't ask about brown sugar ...
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Old 05.07.2008, 07:59
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I take it Curves is a fitness centre ?

I believe there may be one of those next to the swamp that is Lake Zürich .... just don't ask about brown sugar ...
Sorry! I just didnt get what you were trying to say...
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Old 05.07.2008, 08:08
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I currently go to Curves in NJ, USA and totally ,completely love it. If we are going to relocate to ZH, I am going to dearly miss it. Do they have anything similar to Curves in ZH? I wish....
What is "Curves" (sounds like a strip joint....) What do you completely love about it?

If you can answer these questions then we would be able to determine if there is something similar in Zürich.

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Sorry! I just didnt get what you were trying to say...
I think Mr P is saying that there are fitness centres in Switzerland, brown sugar you might have problems with. In other words, all is not exactly like home but it is a wonderful place to live.

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Re: Curves for Women?

Strip Joint??? It is a circuit training gym entirely for women. It has 13 hydraulic stations and 13 recovery boards. Basically, it is a great gym for women.
www.curves.com
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Re: Curves for Women?

I love curves on women!!
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wrong thread....
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Re: Curves for Women?

this thread isn't quite the discussion i thought it'd be...
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I currently go to Curves in NJ, USA and totally ,completely love it. If we are going to relocate to ZH, I am going to dearly miss it. Do they have anything similar to Curves in ZH? I wish....
Curves does not exist in Switzerland. However there are many female only gyms I've seen advertised in Zurich.

I, however, personally would never join Curves or give any money to the company as the founder is very strongly pro-life and contributes financially to that cause. But that's just me, to each their own.
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Old 05.07.2008, 15:31
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Re: Curves for Women?

I think zuri lake is not really a swamp,but the Greiffensee?Hmm,that is open to debate,but compared to many lakes in the U.S. south where people have wierd eyes,maybe the lakes are Krystyl clear as a banjo twang
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would like to close this thread pls....

Hi all,
Thanks for your inputs. I found what I was looking for thanks to a few intelligent posts.
I would like to close this thread, if possible, since posts totally irrelevant to the subject are hitting the thread and would not be beneficial to someone else who would be tagging it for "gym".
Thanks!!
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Old 05.07.2008, 16:24
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Thanks for your inputs. I found what I was looking for thanks to a few intelligent posts.
I suppose the implication is that the other posts weren't intelligent. Don't be too hard on us - this is a Forum not an Enquiry Office and members are free to say what they think. The Mods usually pull Threads back into line if they wander too far off-topic.
I must confess that in spite of the Tags and posting under Sports/Fitness it really wasn't clear to me exactly what you were asking; I guessed it might be some sort of Fitness Centre but I wasn't certain. From the word go, the thoughts were running riot. Perhaps a more clearly formulated question would have been answered differently. I wouldn't count on it though.
Glad you got the Info you needed.
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I suppose the implication is that the other posts weren't intelligent. Don't be too hard on us - this is a Forum not an Enquiry Office and members are free to say what they think. The Mods usually pull Threads back into line if they wander too far off-topic.
I must confess that in spite of the Tags and posting under Sports/Fitness it really wasn't clear to me exactly what you were asking; I guessed it might be some sort of Fitness Centre but I wasn't certain. From the word go, the thoughts were running riot. Perhaps a more clearly formulated question would have been answered differently. I wouldn't count on it though.
Glad you got the Info you needed.
Hey ,
Did not mean any offense by "intelligent posts" to any one. Those of who genuinely did not understand and were helping out with their suggestions were great.I just was a little taken aback by the "strip joint" comment. That's all.
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Old 05.07.2008, 21:27
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Re: Curves for Women?

At the risk of getting my first groan from someone on the Forum...
I'm only labouring the point because if you are coming to live in Switzerland you are doubtless going to run into this sort of situation again and again. Lots of things look different, have different names and function differently here. You'll have to ask a lot people a lot of questions.
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Hi All,
I currently go to Curves in NJ, USA and totally ,completely love it. If we are going to relocate to ZH, I am going to dearly miss it. Do they have anything similar to Curves in ZH? I wish....
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Those of who genuinely did not understand and were helping out with their suggestions were great.
WE didn't understand YOU?
What exactly were we supposed to 'understand'? We could only guess what you might mean.
Had you written
Are there Curves Fitness Centres for Women in Zürich?
"Here in NJ I go to a Fitness Centre call Curves. I have looked up their site on Google but there seem only to be 3 of them in Switzerland, two in Geneva and one in Sion. Does anyone know if they they do, after all, have a branch is Zürich or is there some other Fitness Centre just for Women there?"
we would have known exactly what you were talking about.
I know it sounds like splitting hairs, but there is a difference between saying 'People don't understand me' and 'I cannot make myself understood'. In their own country, folk don't like being told that THEY don't get it. See my point? Perhaps not. Still, I feel better for having written it.
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Old 05.07.2008, 22:03
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Re: Curves for Women?

First, I must admit I was expecting something totally different in this thread, but I digress.

Second, I too had absolutely no idea what the OP meant initially. I think we can all learn a lesson from the above conversation:

The less time you spend making your question understandable, the more time people will need to answer it.
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Old 05.07.2008, 22:25
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In (partial) defense of the OP

Granted, the question was unintelligible to the many people who have never heard of Curves.

In defense of the OP I will point out that Curves is extremely well known by almost everyone in the States. I am male, and do not go to gyms, but I have heard of it and its (controversial) program of circuit training.
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Re: Curves for Women?

No groan, I hope, from anyone. But a "thanks" for the eloquent message. It's simply a matter of people today not having the patience to write what they mean. It might be the fault of internet, e-mails and sms... there was a post about it on the forum not long ago. It might as well have something to do with people not taking the time to try to understand what the other part means ...
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At the risk of getting my first groan from someone on the Forum...
I'm only labouring the point because if you are coming to live in Switzerland you are doubtless going to run into this sort of situation again and again. Lots of things look different, have different names and function differently here. You'll have to ask a lot people a lot of questions.
Your original post read:-

Your second post read:-

WE didn't understand YOU?
What exactly were we supposed to 'understand'? We could only guess what you might mean.
Had you written
Are there Curves Fitness Centres for Women in Zürich?
"Here in NJ I go to a Fitness Centre call Curves. I have looked up their site on Google but there seem only to be 3 of them in Switzerland, two in Geneva and one in Sion. Does anyone know if they they do, after all, have a branch is Zürich or is there some other Fitness Centre just for Women there?"
we would have known exactly what you were talking about.
I know it sounds like splitting hairs, but there is a difference between saying 'People don't understand me' and 'I cannot make myself understood'. In their own country, folk don't like being told that THEY don't get it. See my point? Perhaps not. Still, I feel better for having written it.
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Granted, the question was unintelligible to the many people who have never heard of Curves.

In defense of the OP I will point out that Curves is extremely well known by almost everyone in the States. I am male, and do not go to gyms, but I have heard of it and its (controversial) program of circuit training.
Sorry, no defense that most people from the states know what Curves is. most people in Switzerland are not from the States. Not having a go at the OP, as this is one of the lessons you learn when you start traveling, that things you take for granted at home may not work the same way in a different country. But the original post was as useful as if I had written a post asking if there was anything equivalent to Shakespeare's in Zürich. Unless you lived in Sydney about five years ago, you would have no idea what I was talking about. It was a pie shop if you really want to know.

So, again, no offense to the OP. If you have only lived in one area, you have no way of knowing what is known throughout the world, and what is only known to your town/region/country. But also understand that the responses where also perfectly understandable from people who have traveled a little more and may have become tired of seeing questions that make no sense if you don't know the context of the question.
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Re: In (partial) defense of the OP

Thanks for the support, all you guys and gals out there.
I thought long and hard before I wrote those posts.
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Not having a go at the OP, as this is one of the lessons you learn when you start traveling, that things you take for granted at home may not work the same way in a different country.
Exactly! And if you learn it nice and early in your time in Switzerland, you find that stumbling blocks can also be used as stepping stones. The view from the top is great. Enjoy it.

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Do they have anything similar to Curves in ZH? I wish....
Curves are to be found all over Switzerland:
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/...iss-44911.html
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