One of my clients visited Curves for 3 years. She spoke highly of her workouts where she did gasp leg extensions, leg adductions/abductions for her legs, and walked around with 5 lb weights on her ankles like a little loon.
Worry not, I set her straight. Her goal was to condition her body. I had her do the following:
B)Stiff Leg Deadlifts
E)Crunches, leg raises, spinal extensions
She’s 51, and she’s just one of a dozen new Gym Patrons whose workouts are based around good core compound lifts since I started there.