Real Women
Real Results

Candy K
WeigHT Loss 69 LBS***
Owner of Curves,
Lake Arrowhead, CA

"During my 30 minute workouts on the Curves circuit, I get to leave everything else behind and focus on me. It is a treat for my mind, body and spirit."

  • Candy K
“During my 30 minute workouts on the Curves circuit, I get to leave everything else behind and focus on me. It is a treat for my mind, body and spirit.”#CurvesStrong

BEFORE

AFTER

My struggles with weight began in my late twenties. A few years later when I moved to a new town, I found myself turning to food for comfort and my weight climbed to an all-time high of 200 pounds. My wakeup call came when my 5-year old daughter drew a stick figure of me wearing a giant muumuu. After looking at her picture, I knew it was time to make some healthy changes to feel better about myself. I’d seen a Curves Club in my area and decided to give it a try. Right from the first visit, I loved the camaraderie among the regular members and staff, and felt the 30-minute circuit would work with my schedule. I signed up for a membership on the spot and soon after joined Curves Complete to help me learn healthy eating habits and lose weight***. I didn’t want to overhaul my entire lifestyle. I knew I would have greater success by making small changes that would stick. I started by ordering a side of vegetables instead of fries with my favorite burger and eventually I started craving more fresh food and less junk. I recorded weight loss triumphs in a journal. It helped put setbacks in perspective and served as a reminder of how far I’d come. I became a regular at my Curves Club and relied on the support and encouragement from my coaches and the other club members to stick to my healthy lifestyle. If I was craving sweets and was about to overdo it on dessert, I’d call or text one of them. The quick tips I’d received such as, sprinkle cinnamon on apple slices!’ were more than enough to keep me on track. It was comforting to know that encouragement was always close at hand. I lost 69lbs*** and felt stronger and more confident than I had in a long time. After losing weight, I decided to open my own Curves. It is so rewarding to have the opportunity to bring women together in a supportive environment to improve their fitness, gain strength, manage their weight and build their confidence.

Samantha O
Weigth Loss 80 LBS***
Member of Curves, Roswell, GA
“Two years ago I couldn't walk around a grocery store without getting winded. Now I run 5K races. Curves gave me the tools to be a stronger, better me." #CurvesStrong
Samantha-before

BEFORE

Samantha-After

AFTER

My struggles with weight began in childhood. I was always heavier than the other kids and was ridiculed and shunned because of it. Throughout the years, I’ve tried diet after diet with no lasting results. I first joined Curves after going through a really rough period in my life. Stress took a toll and I had essentially given up trying to lose weight. I was eating whatever I wanted and I hardly exercised. My cousin had joined Curves and had positive results so I decided to give Curves Fitness a try. I started working out 3 times per week and started seeing changes within a month**. I felt better and had more energy. I then added Curves Complete to help me lose weight. Within six months, I had lost 25 pounds***but shortly after that I became pregnant. During my pregnancy, I worked out at Curves. I started back slowly after my son was born and was on track to my pre-pregnancy weight when I suffered a traumatic injury to my foot that left me non-weight bearing for nearly three months. By the time I was able to go back to my Curves Center, I’d lost a great deal of my strength and was heavier than I had ever been at 211 lbs. I dreaded stepping on the scale and I was still wearing my maternity pants because I couldn’t find jeans and pants that would fit. I felt like I was constantly judged by those around me and was fully aware that people looked at me in disgust. I couldn’t get up and down stairs without pain in my knees. I was often out of breath. I struggled chasing after my son. Something had to change. I knew I needed to lose 50 lbs. or more, but I didn’t dare tell anyone that. I didn’t want the inevitable roll of eyes or doubters to start criticizing me before I had even started. I started cutting out unhealthy snacks at work and trips to the vending machine, and then went back to the Curves Complete program again. I was now ready and motivated to make the changes I needed to lose weight and get myself healthy and fit again. Curves Complete is more than a diet plan. It is a lifestyle change. I learned to eat healthy food in the right way to lose weight, dispelling the myth that you have to starve yourself. It is also ok to indulge in treats in moderation but I stay on track by monitoring my weight. If I go up a few pounds, I then go on phase 1 of Curves Complete and bring it back down.***

I stuck to the meal plan and worked out at Curves at least 3x per week and lost a total of 80 lbs.*** The workouts at Curves and the Curves Complete meal plan gave me the tools to succeed. I provided the motivation, dedication and the mindset to achieve my goals. My Curves’ coaches encouraged and guided me along the way. I am now stronger, healthier, and more confident than I have ever been in my life. I’ve continued to challenge myself physically by adding Curves’ Jillian Michaels† classes and started running 5k races. I am training for my first 10K. I can chase after my son and I no longer have pain in my joints. People I don’t even know in my office building have stopped me and told me how great I look. If I can do this, anyone can. You just have to believe in yourself and be ready to do the work.

  • Kathy S.
“I went to my doctor’s office looking for a “magic energy bullet”, but I found that “magic bullet” at Curves. #CurvesStrong

BEFORE

AFTER

My issues with weight started after I had my children. Like many other moms, I found myself taking care of the needs of my family first and mine always second. I love to eat and that combined with little or no physical activity, caused the weight to pile on and my energy level to be at an all- time low. I actually made an appointment with my doctor to see if he could prescribe a “magic bullet” to boost my energy, only to be told that I needed to lose weight and be more active. I was concerned about my health as I have a family history of high blood pressure and high cholesterol and was already taking medication for these problems. I knew that it was time to make some changes and make my health and well-being a priority.

I heard about Curves from my sister-in-law who told me that she enjoyed going and was having good results. I first joined Curves Fitness to boost my activity and then added Curves Complete to lose weight. Each 30 minute session of circuit training went by fast as the Curves coach encouraged the class to challenge ourselves, and kept us in good form. I loved the fact that the level of exercise can be personalized as you control the intensity and I could increases it as my strength and endurance improved. The circuit training has not only helped me with my weight loss but I was becoming more toned and fit and started to see some muscle definition.** I also began meeting once a week with my Curves Complete Coach and learned to make healthier choices on a daily basis. She helped me to manage my hunger and to eat the right kind of foods during the day to keep me feeling energized throughout the day. I had so many menu options that I enjoyed, that I didn’t feel deprived. I am happy and proud to say while eating healthier, I lost a total of 54 lbs. on Curves Fitness** and Curves Complete***.

Joining Curves was the “magic bullet” I was looking for, and my energy level feels supersized as a result. It is one of the best lifestyle changes I have ever made. My life is better physically and mentally. I am now able to take long walks with my husband and can keep up with his fast pace. I also participate in an annual 5K run. My weight loss has made me feel and look younger which has increased my self- esteem. Best of all, I have been able to get off my medication for blood pressure and cholesterol thanks to my weight loss and improved fitness.

I want to thank my knowledgeable and dedicated Curves’ Coaching Team who supported, encouraged and held me accountable to stay on track to success. And I do mean team—because they all work together encouraging each member to do what it takes to meet your set goals. I couldn’t ask more from this wonderful program which is a perfect fit for me.