More than half of adult U.S. women are overweight and more than one-third of adult U.S. women are obese, according to the American Obesity Association. In fact, obesity plays a major role in the poor health of women, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Such statistics can be alarming, and the increase in obesity is why places, like the local Curves center, have educational programs to address weight loss through focused curricula and classes.
"Wouldn't it be great to have a program that helps you reach your weight goal and stay there? In order to reach your weight goal, however, you have to retrain and sustain your metabolism," says Beth Hall of the Woodbury Curves.
In recognition of National Women's Health and Fitness Day on September 30th, the Curves location in Woodbury is announcing its no cost, 30-Day Diet Plan program for all Woodbury-area women interested in weight-loss results and health improvement.
According to Hall, the 30-Day Diet Plan program is a series of free weight management classes. These classes are based on recent research findings from the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory at Texas A&M University. They teach Curves' demonstrated method for raising metabolism and losing
"National Women's Health and Fitness Day gives us an opportunity to show women in our own community how easy it is to gain control of their weight," Hall said. "We realize women in Woodbury are thinking about going to other programs like Weight Watchers. That is why we invite them to take a look at our program which is free to join and backed by a studied system."
Classes for the 30-Day Diet Plan program include:
1. Start-Up Class (90 minutes) and progression to Phase 2 for first-time participants.
2. Phase 3 Class (30 minutes) to teach the most important stage of the Curves Weight Management Plan and special techniques for ongoing weight maintenance.
3. Special Topics Classes (30 minutes) to cover a different health-related topic each month, including Smart Grocery Shopping, Choosing the Right Carbohydrates, Eating Out, Emotional Eating and more.
All classes are available at no fee and no membership is required. The classes are administered by hands-on activities facilitated by weight management coaches from Curves of Woodbury, and DVDs that provide lessons by Curves' Registered Dietitian Nadia Rodman. Participants are encouraged to make a weekly appointment to weigh in with their weight management coaches, who provide ongoing support and accountability.
"We hope to show local women how they can benefit from these specialized classes," Hall said, "and invite them to learn a brand new way to lose weight and keep it off - without counting points, calories or carbohydrates."
For more information about Curves of Woodbury and when the diet classes are offered, please contact Beth Hall at 615-563-1437 or 97XVCRTN@curvesmail.com.
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: www.curves.com.