3000 and counting for Bobby
Welcome to Curves Gympie. You will find us upstairs at Level 1, 58 - 62 Mary Street above Schuh Group Accounting. It's the old Commonwealth Bank Building and high and dry from the seasonal Gympie flood zone. You can smell the coffee from Hampton and Harlow's coffee window next door. Mary Street parking is readily available before 8:30am and after about 4:30pm or alternatively utilise one of the off street car parking areas and get in your extra steps and warm up on your way to the Curves club. There is a loading zone out the front for quick drop offs.
Level 1, 58-62 Mary Street,
Gympie, Queensland, 4570
Owner/Manager/Curves Complete Coach, Circuit Coach
Curves Gympie members have real success whether it be gaining strength, weightloss, or improvement in confidence and health. Read the stories of our everyday heroes, committed to being vibrant, energetic women in their families and community.
Before my journey with Curves began, I had once again topped the scales at just over 100 kg. I hated the way I looked in photos and the mirror. I was tired all the time and with a husband and two active children, it was time to make a “lifestyle change”. I knew a couple of ladies who attended Curves Gympie and after speaking with them in January this year, I bit the bullet and made the climb up the stairs and walked through the door where I was met by Kerry – wow I was sold! I was attracted to Curves due to the fact that it wasn’t the usual beefcake gym. Going to a gym is hard enough, but then to feel the judgement – well nope that wasn’t for me. I knew Curves was a women’s only gym which catered for all shapes, sizes and ages – well yep that was for me. Kerry and I spoke for a good while and we arranged a second meet so I could have a trial, the rest, as they say is history.
Not long after I joined Curves, I signed up to do the Curves eight week challenge and Curves Complete which gave me access to meal planning, recipes and tips and hints; which was a huge turning point for my journey. I lost 6 kg during the challenge and have gone on to continue going down to 10 kg and decreased by 40 cm in measurements – woohoo! During the challenge my family and I went on holidays and with the knowledge gained, I managed not only to maintain healthier choices, but continued the weight loss back in the “real world” so to speak.
I was feeling good and my confidence to make the better choices continues. My lifestyle has definitely changed for the better, I have more energy to keep up with those active children, I’m starting to like the way I look again and I have even participated in a 25 km walk – which is something I never thought I would ever be able to do.
I am 45 years young and have 5 children and 5 grand kids. When my weight reached 92 kg I knew this was not heading in the right direction. I had always been a negative person when it came to my body, judging what I saw in the mirror. I wouldn’t knowingly let anyone take photos of me but sometimes family managed to sneak one in from a distance. I was particularly self conscious of my arms and couldn’t entertain the thought of wearing a tank top. Through all of this, my husband always said he loved me and made me feel special but because I didn’t love myself I was not confident. I was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in my feet and Carpal Tunnel in both hands. My joints were so stiff that when I bent down to a cupboard I had to drag myself back up. Even getting off the lounge was hard work. I felt like an old woman.
I knew this was no way to live so was determined to do something positive for me. Upon seeing a free Curves joining ad in the local paper, I rang our local gym and made an appointment. Gym owner Kerry set me goals and encouraged me to get active on the circuit. I began working out 4 to 6 times a week. I joined on the Curves Complete program to get the support I needed. My trouble was that with my busy life I was not eating enough. I soon found that by planning my day better I could manage the 3 meals and 2 snacks that Curves Complete recommended. The program truly worked! The weight started coming off steadily at around half a kilo to a full kilo a week. Kerry encouraged me to keep active by wearing a pedometer and striving for 10,000 steps a day. I found this to be a big key in keeping me motivated outside of the gym.
My starting weight was 92.6 kg, today I am just 71.6 kg the lightest I have been since having my twin girls in 2003. This year’s 12 Week Challenge gave me the extra boost to focus on losing the last 5 kg and I ended up winning the club challenge, something I am very proud of. I now love the feeling of being fit and am motivated to inspire other ladies through my achievements. I have an abundance of energy for my ‘busy’ day and love wearing tank tops and beautiful dresses. Curves has changed my life and I have formed wonderful friendships with other Curves ladies.
Curves Gympie is all about everyday women finding and developing strength physically, mentally and socially through our wonderful, supportive community. Check out how much fun our members have on and off the circuit. Picture yourself and your workout buddy putting more life in your years at our club.
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