Curves: Working Out for Action Breast Cancer

It's been almost 5 years since I put myself through the mental work-out of  'will I won't I', eventually walking myself through the doors of my local Curves  gym. I can honestly say that I've never looked back.

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 itto 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! 


  1. We have a few Curves here, although I have never been motivated to join. Hmmm, think I might keep an eye out for the next special. You say you lost an inch on each thigh?.. that is so what I need to do! Thanks for the info.

  2. @Bright Side of Life: Yup, an inch off each thigh! It was there to be lost, believe me! I've put some of it back on over the last fortnight but am back on track now. Curves sure are a global concept. I considered, for about 30 seconds, getting a pass so that I could work out in a New York branch, but then I got sense!! I hope you get to join. One downside is that their opening hours are not as generous are regular gyms but you get used to that and can work around it. Nothing beats getting in and out in 30 minutes and no queuing for machines!

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

  3. Oh I am so tempted reading this! Though I don't know if I could be as disciplined as you are... x

  4. Well done you! Wish I was as disciplined too! :) xx

  5. @Blue Sky: Oh, I'm not as disciplined as you think! It's much easier to fit 3 sessions in a week with Curves than it is with a 'proper' gym as it's only 30 minutes (you can shower later at home.)I tend to fit my sessions in with other chores, like grocery shopping in neighbouring supermarket and visiting the nursing home. I fit it in with my life you see, very doable ;-)

    @BavarianSojourn: See above, I'm not really but this helps keep me on track. i can be 'bold' ....very VERY bold too!

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

  6. Well done to all involved. Sounds like a great idea.

  7. yes, it seems to be as the membership has definitely increased recently which is great :-)

    Thanks for commenting.

    xx Jazzy


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