I've done the Curves thing and found it didn't help much at all. I then joined another gym for gals only called Slim and Tone. They are a division of Nutrisystem. Not only do they offer the equipment like Curves, they have cardio equipment and classes. I was taking two body sculpting classes, one yoga class and working out two days a week on the cardio equipment for 30-40 minutes and lost 20 pounds. While I'm happy to have lost 20, I need to lose 30 more. The body sculpting classes are fun and you tone everything!! My girlfriend joined WW and lost 45 pounds. She said it was easy but she also was working out all the time. Best of luck to you!