Curves Huntington Beach South - Strength Training for Women!
Curves is a fitness facility specially designed for women featuring a complete 30-minute workout that is fast, fun and safe.
What made you decide to open this business?
I curiously walked into the Curves in Corona, CA in 2005, wondering what it was. I was not a big fan of exercise and had struggled with weight most of my adult life. The coach working that day was warm and welcoming and I instantly loved the Curves concept – a 30 minute total body workout designed for women that combines strength training and cardio in a supportive environment. I was a busy Mom of 4 daughters and Curves was just what I needed. I joined immediately and lost body fat and lowered my cholesterol in just a few months.
Fast forward 10 years and I am down 60 pounds. I am still a work in progress but I am healthier and stronger than I have ever been. I enjoy sharing my passion for Curves and empowering all of my members with the knowledge and support they need to improve their health and achieve their fitness goals. I love this community of amazing women and I am so proud of all of us working together to encourage each other in getting stronger. Curves works!
Why did you choose this profession?
2 years later when our youngest daughters graduated high school, my husband and I were looking for a business to purchase that I would run. He suggested buying a Curves and although I loved my Curves, I did not think a Curves should be run by an overweight owner. He convinced me that women would relate to me and be inspired by my journey as I began living a healthier lifestyle.
What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?
Seeing my personal progress makes me want to inspire other women. And when you have a helping hand in women's empowerment due to weight loss, increasing bone density, helping with joint pain and decreasing depression that is the best motivation I can ever imagine!
What has surprised you most when owning a business?
How is takes over your whole life! Even when you aren't in the club, you constantly are thinking of ways to improve on it. And of course, I had no idea how rewarding it would be.
What is something most people don't know about the business?
How effective the work out program is. In 30 minutes, you are able to work every muscle in your body and it has highly effective results! A commitment of 30 minutes and 3 days a week will make a difference in your life.
How do you motivate and encourage your staff?
I think that my staff are all family. We work together as a family and love empowering ourselves and other women. I have wonderful staff and they are hired because they love Curves and want to help other women. Having empathy for others is paramount and they want to be there. It is easy to encourage when we love what we do!
What are your goals over the next year?
Being able to service the women of our community to live stronger healthy lives.
What are your greatest challenges?
Educating the public that "Curves is not for sissies!" It can be a very challenging workout-if that is what your goals are. We are also there for any woman that needs extra help.
What is something most people don't know about you?
I was a preschool teacher and am married with 4 wonderful girls. The younger 2 are twins and are planning to get married within the next year! Yikes!!
Anything exciting going on that customers should know about?
We always have an exiting first visit discount as well as many promotions and contests throughout the year. Like our Facebook page to stay tuned!