The journey that led me to join Curves was one of personal loss and a strong desire to re-invent my life socially, physically, and emotionally. After losing those closest to me, I found myself alone, in poor fitness, and suffering from depression, anxiety, and high blood pressure. I knew I had to change everything about my life in order to improve it.
When I visited my local Curves, I was immediately impressed that the coaches were so personally interested in seeing me succeed in meeting my goals. After several months of circuit training, I was fit enough to reduce the medications I was taking for my blood pressure and the osteoarthritis in my knees. I’d been using two canes to get out of bed since my early 30s and I am now in my 50s.
When I hit a plateau, I knew the best people to help me get through it were my Curves coaches. We discussed what I was doing right—working out three or four times a week and changing up my workout routine with different Curves classes. And what I could be doing better—eating smarter and getting more sleep. My new strategy worked better than I could ever have predicted. In 16 months since I made that commitment to myself, I have lost 45 lbs.*** My confidence has soared, my co-workers have commented on the “new me,” and my already-great relationship with my partner is even better. For the anniversary of setting my goal to be stronger, healthier, and fitter, I thought about what I could do to add to my goals, and since I really have enjoyed the Curves Circuit with Zumba classes, I took my first Zumba instructor certification, and look forward to leading classes at my Curves in the near future!
All in all, I have been told that I’m an inspiration for those around me who know what I’ve been through—losing my family and coming back stronger, healthier, super fit compared to my former self, and more confident and happier than I ever could have imagined. My Curves family has been there for me all the way, and I’m so very appreciative.