Curves

Hoboken Curves closing?

Got a tip that the Hoboken Curves may be closing due to lack of membership. While their local website is still up and running, they’re no longer listed as a current location on the main Curves company website.

If true, and as suggested in the photo below – maybe the tasty bakeries (Choc-o-Pain) and sweet-laden cafe’s (La Bouche) that surround the place were just too tempting for the plump ladies?

Perhaps 20 lb. “Cheese Danish Dumbbells” would be a better way to workout and stay in business?

Description: Health club – Fitness and weight loss for women
Website: www.curvesinternational.com
Address: 168 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 653-1100

Hoboken Curves circa January 2006

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10 Responses

  1. Hobie1 says:

    Does anyone work out here? How is it? I know it’s for women only. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks.

  2. Litterboken says:

    [quote comment=”83971″]Does anyone work out here? How is it? I know it’s for women only. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks.[/quote]

    I have met a few women who have gone there. No raves. Low key workouts. Note, if you care: the founder “has been criticized for his conservative political views and donations to anti-abortion causes. Some members have quit the clubs over his political stands.”

  3. Cat says:

    I toured it last year. It was small–just one room that you walk into when you open the door– and the equipment appeared to have been used very hard for a very long time. You work in a circle, doing each station for a short period of time. There’s some signal and you switch to the next thing. I think they aim for a half hour workout, but this was some time ago and I can’t swear to that. I also think there were some classes offered, but their schtick is the circuit. The price was very reasonable.

  4. kooky kat says:

    [quote comment=”83981″][quote comment=”83971″]Does anyone work out here? How is it? I know it’s for women only. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks.[/quote]

    Note, if you care: the founder “has been criticized for his conservative political views and donations to anti-abortion causes. Some members have quit the clubs over his political stands.”[/quote]

    This is ridiculous. A few years ago when they first opened this particular location, I found out that Curves was (not sure if it still is) one of the fastest growing franchises at the time.

    Anyway, if you are looking for something very low impact and quick, this is your place. It certainly was never really enough for me, but I did go for 6 months or so after I had a major surgery because I couldn’t do anything but low impact. I also think the all women factor is good for some because there are no judgements, it doesn’t matter how big or how small you are. You’re doing something about it.

    Any gymrat would make fun of you for joining this little gym, but at least you are up and moving. I always thought it’s better than sitting at home on my couch! The hours aren’t that great on the weekends which was another problem for me. But the owner Geri is really sweet.

  5. yellowsubmarine says:

    my old roommate used to go and liked it –low impact; if you want a little circuit training and a way to get your heart rate up…also if you’ve never worked out before, it’s a good starter gym

  6. Evelyn says:

    I think the $10 memberships at Planet Fitness did this place in.

  7. escaped68 says:

    There was a time where these places were popping up all over and i never paid any attention to them. But after i saw this comment I looked around and they are all gone, it was a short life fad. Are there any of them anywhere?

  8. elainetyger says:

    Curves in Hoboken is not closing due to lack of membership. The franchise there is 10 years old and up for renewal. The corporation wanted a bigger cut of the pie than before and they were requiring the local owner to push their new diet plan instead of being there just for the workouts. The new agreement didn’t make sense for the local owner financially, so she decided to move on. Perhaps the reduced number of Curves locations that escaped68 noted is due to similar evaluations of terms by other local owners.

  9. mooshu says:

    I was interested in signing up here years ago, like in 2005 (long time ago) because of the basic set up, the fact that it was in one of my old neighborhoods, and so I didn’t have to deal with weirdo guys. The women working there were not interested in helping me sign up, sized me up like I wasn’t fat enough or something. I wasn’t there to lose weight, just work out. You know, exercise.

    I said “thanks”, walked out of there, and joined Club H a very short time later.

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