My Curves gym has a long held reputation of supporting charities and often have offers to entice new members. When I joined they waived the joining fee, asking that new members offer a shopping bag of food to support a local charity instead.
Right now Curves-Bray have another offer in place for the month of October, extended until the end of this week. This time, supporting Action Breast Cancer. In fact this Curves branch has been fundraising for breast cancer charities for the past 9 years, raising in excess of €10,000. They hope to raise more vital funds with this campaign and are waiving the service fee to new members, in return for a small suggested donation to this worthy charity.
For me my Curves time is my 'me time', taking a mere 30 minutes, 3 times a week out of my weekly travails. It's a small, comfortable ladies gym with a lovely clientele, of all abilities, and staffed by helpful, friendly ladies.
Throughout my membership Curves really did have the power to amaze as I saw inches almost magically disappear, along with some weight loss. My current, determined weight loss mission has seen me drop almost 4 inches in 6 weeks! That includes a whole glorious inch off each thigh! The battle of the bingo arms is also being valiantly fought.
Of course the last 5 years has also seen the inches magically creep back on. However, once I get back on board the Curves circuit, with the encouragement of the supportive staff, I'm back on track in no time!
See, any weight loss system is only as good as the determined effort you put in, and exercise is only one part of any system. That's why Curves sometimes runs an additional Weight Management course, for those who want it, to increase the members success.
So, what is it about the Curves circuit of pre-set resistance-based machines and recovery boards that makes it so successful? Well ladies, hold on to your Lycra and I'll tell you ......
This Curves interactive video explains how each machine works in detail and tells us how a 30 minute Curves workout can work off 500 calories! Now, that's my kinda gym.
'Curves works to give women a fast, efficient 90-minute workout in 30 minutes. To achieve that, we combine strength-training, sustained cardio-activity, warm-up, cool-down and stretching.'
Curves also does more than it says on the tin as there are other health advantages to be gained. Click here to read all about the beyond the circuit benefits.
So, now that you are aware, get fit and run on down to Curves-Bray and sign up! Hurry now, only a day or two left for this fantastic opportunity to support Action Breast Cancer ..... and your own health.
And I promise, there's not a scrap of leotard Lycra to be seen!
Note: This is not a sponsored post, I was not paid to write this. Nor was I asked to write it, I offered because I wanted to!