Joanne T.

Curves of Wytheville, VA

I can actually say Curves saved and prolonged my life. At age 53, I had a heart attack. It left my family and I with not much hope of my long term survival. For 2 years, I did nothing, but eat and sleep. I couldn't tie my shoes and couldn't sit in a table in a diner because I had gained so much weight. I was like a ticking bomb ready to pop at 237 lbs with most of the weight in my upper body.

My health issues included heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, disc degenerative disease, kidney failure and I faced the possibility of a stroke. I was wondering and unsure that Curves could help me, but put forth the effort knowing that my life was hanging by a tiny thread.

In March 2013, I joined the Curves of Wytheville, VA. My goal was to get heart healthy so I could live longer for my family. With a Curves Strong 30-minute workout, my meal plan, and coaching, I began losing weight. At the time, I had no idea where it would take me, but I knew it was a life-changing event. I was ready and my mindset shifted toward better health and living. Remarkable things started to happen to me on this journey. I began feeling alive again.

The encouragement from the Curves staff has been a tremendous help in achieving my goals and losing my weight. Curves made me strong again. As a result, my diabetes is now reversed, my heart medicine was reduced, my asthma is gone and my high blood pressure and high cholesterol have lowered.

Currently, I walk fine with no stops. I’m so happy to be a part of Curves and attend 30-minute workouts 6 days a week. I am especially proud that all my goals have been met and that I am a true example that you should reach out to someone else if you need help. My newfound strength from Curves has added a lifestyle and self-confidence that I had lost.  

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My newfound strength from Curves has added a lifestyle and self-confidence that I had lost.