Bend stretch and lift!

I wouldn’t be able to bend, stretch and lift without the Curves Workouts!”

stretchSheila is such a superstar. . . and way too modest.  She forgot to mention when she reached 1100 and 1300 workouts and waltzed right past the milestones.  We caught up with her at 1400 and still going very strong!  Well done Sheila!

Sheila says that she’s noticed that her mobility has greatly improved and she has more suppleness and wouldn’t be able to stretch, bend and lift without the Curves Workouts!

Sheila says, “at other gyms because no-one is monitoring members it’s easy to use the machines incorrectly and not get the most out of the workouts!  At Curves the coaches are always on the ball, coaching and correcting and motivating.”  

Well, Sheila’s been doing this workout long enough to know!  She does it every day, we can almost set the clock by her workout time!  Congratulations Sheila!

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NOW a bit of music to relax?

Why not relax to Curves Owner Paul Noble’s CD of original solo Piano music? Please ask Fran for a copy or contact Paul on his Facebook Page. £1 from each CD goes to British Heart Foundation.

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Men at Curves – sweat with your sweetheart!

Men at Curves!

menHas your partner ever been curious about what you do at Curves?  Well, here’s his chance to find out!  In honour of Valentine’s Day we are doing a partner’s night at Curves on Thur 16th Feb.

Work out with your partner –  all for a good cause! Donate £3 to British Heart Foundation and help fight for every heart beat.  Sign-Up List is in the club – or call the club to get his name down!

Call us NOW 02392 520025.  If you’re participating in the Hale & Hearty Challenge this will get you 5 feet higher on the Climbing Wall!

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Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease and Stress

cardiovascular systemDid you know, that older adults with high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, are more likely to die from cardiovascular heart disease?

This, is the important conclusion of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism by Nicole Vogelzangs PhD of VU University Medical Center in The Netherlands. Vogelzang’s study found: that high stress can elevate cortisol levels – resulting in a higher risk of death due to cardiovascular failure.

Don’t get stressed though – Curves has the answer!

It is common knowledge though, that exercise reduces stress levels, which in turn controls the release of cortisol. Therefore, a workout that combines weight training, cardio and relaxation is ideal. Circuit training does just that: combining the working out of the cardiovascular system with the exercise of all the major muscle groups.

That sounds just like the Curves Workout, followed by a nice relax!

As stated on the NHS choices website, Cardiovascular Disease is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK, but it can often largely be prevented with a healthy lifestyle.

So, why not sign up for the ‘Hale & Hearty Challenge” for February – our heart month? Call us NOW on 023 92 520025

What to do to relax?

When you have finished working out though, why not relax to Curves Owner Paul Noble’s CD of original solo Piano music? Please ask Fran for a copy or contact Paul on his Facebook Page. 

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Further Reading!

The dangers of cortisol and stress
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A new woman
Regained my waist

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What are the dangers of Cortisol and Stress?

Cortisol – what is it?

Cortisol is a stress hormone secreted by the adrenal glands in response to:

  • Inflammation from infection.
  • Injury.
  • Allergens and toxins.
  • Some digestive disturbances.

Stressful situations often create what is called a “flight or fight” response. The more chronic or intense the stress – the more the body releases cortisol.

The dangers of high levels?

High levels can cause:

  • cortisolMuscle breakdown and a compromised immunity.
  • Fat to be deposited deep in the abdomen, which can develop into or increase obesity.
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol and elevated glucose levels.
  • Diabetes Type 2. as it decreases metabolism of glucose and increases mobilisation and metabolism of fats.

High blood cortisol levels mean that insulin will not lower blood sugar. Based on this model, any long term condition of excess stress can potentially increase the risk of diabetes and decrease the effectiveness of insulin treatment of diabetes

Why not sign up for the ‘Hale & Hearty Challenge” for February – our heart month?

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February Hale and Hearty Challenge

February Hale and Hearty Challenge!

heartyThe meaning of “Hale and Hearty” in the English Cambridge Dictionary is: “Healthy and Strong”.

Statistics tell us that heart disease is the biggest cause of death for British women.

This challenge is to inspire you to do more to improve and maintain your heart health.  As always we aim not only to show you how to stay fit and healthy but to educate you as well!

As you scale the heights you will earn the right to find out more behind the picture for a Healthy Heart.  This will involve finding the answers to questions we’ve set and hand it in at the end of the Challenge to earn prizes!. Enjoy! We’re also doing lots to raise money for British Heart Foundation – so fight for every heartbeat and get involved.

Why not sign up for the ‘Hale & Hearty Challenge” for February – our heart month?

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Curves a great help with reducing pain!

pain“Curves has been a great help with reducing pain and wellbeing!”

Elaine celebrates 100 Workouts! “I’m walking a lot easier, I have more energy, I have a more confident attitude now and feel more positive.  Exercise at Curves has been a great help with reducing pain and increasing wellbeing”, says Elaine.  “I love the Ladies-inly idea.  The staff here are so lovely, encouraging and make it all fun!”

Well done Elaine!

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Made friends
My back is stronger
Club of the month
I can see the difference

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Olympic standard for consistency!

Olympic standard for consistency

If there was an olympic standard for consistency, Karen would win gold – she  just doesn’t miss a workout! – which is why she has achieved a staggering 1600 workouts!

Karen has lost weight, has more energy, has toned up, feels better and it has made her eat healthier and helps you feel more confident.

About why Curves makes the difference, Karen says, “very friendly, staff are very nice (Thank you Karen!), they are always there to help you”

Well done Karen on yet another amazing milestone at Curves!

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Made friends
My back is stronger
Club of the month
I can see the difference

driving instruction

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