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Curves of Fredonia partners with Avon to continue fitness study

April 29, 2009
Westfield Republican
Study participants in the single largest women’s fitness study ever conducted reported losing a total of two elephants — 18 tons — last year. Based on the preliminary results from the 2008 Curves/Avon Fitness Study, 20,141 participants lost a total of 36,000 pounds — the equivalent of two elephants — during the 30-day study. And Curves of Fredonia is looking for local women to participate in this study as it continues in 2009. Participants will have access to the Curves workout for 30 days for just $30, and must complete at least 12 workouts over a 30-day period, with a minimum of three workouts per week. In addition, participants will receive pre-and-post fitness evaluations, results you can track and compare, and supervised training from a Curves trainer. As an added incentive, each participant who completes a post fitness evaluation at the end of the study will receive a free gift courtesy of Curves and Avon. “With so many fitness choices, this is a great, no-obligation way for women to see the actual results they can get in just 30 days at Curves. And if they want to join when the study is over, their $30 goes toward the purchase of a membership,” said Connie Kavanaugh, owner of Curves of Fredonia. “Our goal is to provide women with a proven weight loss program at a price that fits in today’s budget.” The Exercise and Sports Nutrition Laboratory at Texas A&M will continue evaluating the research and analyzing the results, which will then be published in various journals. Preliminary numbers from the initial 2008 Curves/Avon Fitness Study reported 20,141 participants losing approximately 36,000 pounds (18 tons) and approximately 75,000 inches (21 football fields) in just 30 days. For more information on the Curves/Avon Fitness Study, please contact Kari Baker at 679-2878, or visit the Fredonia Curves location at 183 E. Main St. Curves works every major muscle group with a complete 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also works to help women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism with its groundbreaking, scientifically proven method that ends the need for perpetual dieting. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to around 4 million women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first time. With nearly 10,000 locations worldwide, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise. For more information, please visit:


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