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2/6/13 10:14 P

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I just found out that my Curves location will be closing at the end of the month. The owners have 2 locations in very separated towns (50 or so miles apart) and the other will still be open, but certainly too far to travel to. There are others that are closer, but I'm sure I will not be going to those either. Perhaps if Curves had a pay as you attend policy it would be worth it, but with the travel and time involved (I rarely go to the 2 closer towns where they are located) I doubt I would make the effort when I have a YMCA just down the street. I have enjoyed the close to 10 years that I have attended Curves and will miss it. I know it has made me stronger and helped with weight loss and friendships. They say they hope someone will purchase it, but I do think the owners should have made this know far sooner than now if they had intended to sell. Perhaps they have had inquiries that the members didn't know about.

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11/19/12 9:37 P

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LJ, I'm sorry your Curves is closing. I know I would miss mine. Sometimes I do get a bit put off with some aspects of the place, but I really do enjoy the place, people and the workout!
I hope you find a pleasant solution to this problem. emoticon

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
In GOD we trust
"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains " -
Patrick Henry
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each otherís faults because of your love.
Ephesians 4:2 NLT
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11/18/12 10:18 P

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emoticon It is Official. My Curves is closing permanently December 7. I have talked to the Trainer at Anytime Fitness and ~ at least for awhile ~ I will try doing my Strength Training there.
emoticon I hope that you will keep us informed about Curves and what changes are made. I will always LOVE Curves whether I am able to be an Active Member or not.

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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11/5/12 3:16 P

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Thanks for the enlightening. I had not heard any of that. I have seen some clearing out of some things (more streamlining) perhaps for the changes, but would others here agree or disagree that part of the "charm" of Curves is the personality of each location? I understand the need for consistancy in some areas, but how far does that need to go? I wonder if people will be turned off by the push on being a diet center? I know personally that is a turn off for me. If I have reached goal it sounds like I may just want to move on to some where else. Seems like a "losing" plan to me. (Pun intended.) When I first joined Curves (Oct '03) they talked about helping with weight loss, little support other than the membership book was given and of course the monthly weigh and measurements. At that time is seemed all they wanted (new club) was more members. Even now I find it a problem that the support only seems to go toward new members or those that pay extra for it (that seems to be the way the older members get it from what I have observed). I have heard of several closings myself, one near my parents went when I visit them. That's sad.
I am not sure I will care for all the changes, but I guess I will see. Personally, I am still getting stronger and better.

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
In GOD we trust
"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains " -
Patrick Henry
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each otherís faults because of your love.
Ephesians 4:2 NLT
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11/5/12 11:58 A

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That's too bad but that seems to be the problem with some of the clubs. The owners have forgotten that curves is a franchise and just like any other franchise there are rules and guidelines to follow. Most people buy a franchise because all the guess work has been taken of.

Anytime fitness has machines you'll just have to learn them the correct way and be consistent.
Good luck : )

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11/5/12 10:56 A

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My Curves is up for Sale and the Owner says that it is because of the changes and that she doesn't have the time -or the Interest,in my Opinion - to get the Training and the Software Updates. She has said that if it doesn't sell by December 31 she will just close it.
emoticon I know that I can get the Cardio Exercise at another Gym. Hubby and I belong to Anytime Fitness. I'm not so sure about the Strength Training tho.

Jeannie

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11/5/12 10:17 A

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They want curves to all look the same and sad to say but curves has a reputation of being too easy and not serious, some clubs are out of control with not following procedures and it is a franchise I think the changes will be good going forward. Those of us already in will benefit. We already know how well curves works.

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11/5/12 9:48 A

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Some of those things seem like 'Micro-managing' on Curves part. How can the number of Potted Plants or a Book Exchange really affect the Business? Although I do have to admit that A LOT of Curves have closed -at least in Oklahoma - so maybe there are Problems that I am not aware of.

Jeannie

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11/5/12 9:19 A

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Yes the focus is that the clubs are a diet center with a gym not the other way anymore, all clubs have to be on the new software and there is a new color scheme along with criterias that have to be followed. no murals no curves circuit girls on the wall, no book exchanges, no more than two potted plants, one bulletin board things like that. Curves has a new CEO and president so there are changes coming. Curves seems to have gone as far as it can go so now to the next level.
No matter, the workout is the same : )

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11/4/12 11:14 A

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I have heard that Curves Complete will be at All Locations and that all Clubs have to have at least one Trainer who has gone through the Curves Complete Training. And some diffrence about the Sign In and how billing is done?

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
SparkPeople Coach Nicole


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~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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11/4/12 1:12 A

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I haven't heard what they are. Could you enlighten us?

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
In GOD we trust
"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains " -
Patrick Henry
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each otherís faults because of your love.
Ephesians 4:2 NLT
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11/4/12 1:19 A

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we all will be seeing new changes coming to curves Jan 1. What do you think and do you like the changes. ?

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