Curves Comox is celebrating a major milestone in the local fitness center’s history, thanks to the hard work and dedication of not only its staff, but also, its members.
Curves Comox has recently won the “Strongest Membership, Canada” award at the Curves Annual Convention in Las Vegas. This award was presented for overall performance of the staff and for the strong involvement of individual members to worthwhile causes throughout 2011. Curves International’s CEO, Gary Heavin and his wife, Diane, founder of Curves, presented a plaque to recognize the 2011 efforts of all Curves Comox staff and members. Circuit coaches Raelene, Sally and Sandra shared with Janice in providing ongoing support and strong commitment to Curves and our members. Their training skills and motivation keep the members in this club inspired to work out regularly and to participate in the many events that were sponsored by Curves Comox. Everyone involved in Curves Comox are highly trained and have received new certifications in nutrition, exercise and motivation during 2011, building on earlier certifications that they held.
Curves Comox would like to thank our members for continuing to help us build this women’s fitness center into the lively, fun place that it is. A large part of the “Strongest Membership, Canada” award reflects the active participation of members. Their support of fund raising efforts was highly noted by Curves International. The members and staff held a successful Food Drive which raised nearly 2000 pounds of goods for the Comox Valley Food Bank. In the summer, they participated in the Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride, raising $2000 and in June, they attended the Relay for Life,donating nearly $8,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Member participation in internal promotions such as Not For Sissies Day and the Comox Nautical Days parade were also award evaluation factors as was the very high weekly member workout rate. The members at Curves Comox are aware that regular exercise and a healthy meal plan can improve their overall health and prevent a miriad of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and arthritis. With members showing a strong commitment to exercise, improved health and community involvement to their family and friends, the word is spreading that exercise can be fun. Curves Comox staff and members work together to show that we can change the lives of women all over the Comox Valley.
“This is a major accomplishment for us, and we’re celebrating in style,” said Janice Smith, owner of Curves Comox.
Curves Comox is rewarding members this month with the 30 To Give promotion which allows them to give a free 30 day gym membership to friends and family. In addition, the December Challenge is formally recognizing those dedicated members who are working out three or more times a week. January will see the formal launch of the exciting new Curves Complete diet and exercise program. This is available now at Curves Comox for interested women.
“We think that this proves that no matter what your goal is — whether it’s losing 10 or 100 pounds, or if it’s helping 1,000 members realize their fitness goals — everything can be accomplished with small, reasonable goals and perseverance,” said Janice.
The Curves program incorporates an aerobic and strength-training workout in 30 minutes. The facility uses easy-to-learn hydraulic resistance machines that have no weight stacks to change or manage and are specifically designed for women.
For more information, contact Curves Comox at (250) 339-6643.