The curves diet | Daily Mail OnlineCurves International , also known as Curves for Women , Curves Fitness , or just Curves , is an international fitness franchise co-founded by Gary and Diane Heavin in In October , Curves was said to have had over 10, locations worldwide, with 7, of those locations in the United States. In , North Castle Partners, a private equity firm, purchased a partial stake in the company. Curves fitness and weight loss facilities are designed specifically for and focused on women, although in some states, men are allowed to join. The clubs compete with other women's-only chain health clubs, including Spa Lady and Lucille Roberts. Curves was founded by Gary Heavin and his wife, Diane. They opened their first Curves in Harlingen, Texas, in
Free weight management classes at Curves
The Curves diet program was developed in by Gary and Diane Heavin. Their goal was to design a weight-management plan that addressed the unique diet and exercise needs of women while providing nutritional counseling and an inviting workout location at women-only gyms. You can follow the Curves diet at home, or you can join a local Curves center for access to weight-loss coaching, support groups and exercise equipment. Before starting any weight-management program, talk to your healthcare provider. Before starting the Curves program, dieters are asked to complete a questionnaire designed to help them determine if their metabolism is slowed more by high-calorie or high-carbohydrate eating. They are then assigned to either the carbohydrate-sensitive plan or the calorie-sensitive plan, both of which consist of three phases. During Phase 1, individuals on the carbohydrate-sensitive plan must limit themselves to only 20 grams of carbohydrates daily, while those on the calorie-sensitive plan can have between 40 and 60 grams.
The Sudbury and Area Curves locations are offering free weight management classes. Classes are open to members and non-members. Phase 3 30 minutes to teach the last and most important stage of the Curves weight management plan and the secret that makes the plan work. Classes will be taught by Curves' registered dietitian, Nadia Rodman, and facilitated by weight management coaches from the local Curves, through a series of DVDs that will alternate teaching with hands-on activities. Participants will be encouraged to make a weekly appointment to weigh in with their weight management coach, who will provide accountability. Products are available for purchase separately and no purchase is required to attend classes. Every woman who is even thinking about losing weight should definitely check out the free classes.
There are two plans to choose from — a Carbohydrate-Sensitive or Calorie-Sensitive plan.
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Dec 07, ISBN The power to amaze in 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week. In thirty minutes, three times a week—and without a restrictive diet—many have been able to take off the weight and keep it off for good. The Curves Promise: A unique three-part nutrition plan that produces results quickly and shows how to maintain weight loss in order to eat normally for 28 days, and only monitor food intake two days a month A Metabolic Tune-Up helps deter yo-yo dieting and shows how to lose weight by eating more, not less Simple self-tests determine calorie or carbohydrate sensitivity, helping women individualize their food plan Shopping lists, meal plans, recipes, food and supplement guides, and charts to track progress and guide users through every phase of the nutrition and exercise plan A complete Curves At-Home workout, combining strength training and aerobics and taking only thirty minutes a day-no more than three times a week. Gary Heavin opened his first fitness center for women in , after pursuing a pre-med major in college. As a… More about Gary Heavin.
Curves is one of the most recognized weight loss centers for women and there are over Curves gyms worldwide. Their book outlines the diet and fitness program that women are introduced to in the gym setting. Curves Complete is especially helpful to women who may be intimidated by the traditional gym setting. Curves has recently revamped their program to encompass all areas shown to be effective for weight loss. At the start of the program you take a self-assessment test in order to determine whether you are calorie or carbohydrate sensitive.