i joined curves to keep up with my own p.t. program. i have an h.m.o. for insurance and if i go to ANY health club and log in 120 visits in a year, they reimburse me $120.00. i pay $29.00 per month and they automatically bill my credit card. i feel a difference in my stregnth if i don’t go for my excercise. the weakness sets in quickly. i feel it really helps. try to continue some kind of p.t. or exercise routine if you can.