Welcome to Curves Maroubra

"Welcome to Curves Maroubra! Since opening in 2006, Curves Maroubra has been proudly supporting the women in our community live stronger, healthier, happier lives.

At Curves we cater to all ages and fitness levels providing a complete 30 minute strength training and cardio workout.  The great news is that you will always have a Curves Coach available at each and every workout to teach and motivate you to achieve your health and fitness goals.  

We understand at Curves Maroubra that sometimes getting started can be the hardest part, so we encourage you to take that first step today and book in for your free consultation.  

We look forward to seeing you in the Club soon!"  Marie-Claire Maurice-Jones, Owner, Curves Maroubra

Curves Maroubra is conveniently located on the corner of Anzac Parade and Alma Road.  The entrance is located in Alma Road.  Free street parking is available on Anzac Parade and surrounding streets as well as across the road at Pacific Square Shopping Centre. 

 

Curves Maroubra

Shop 2/3, 818 Anzac Parade,
Maroubra, New South Wales, 2035

📞 02 9349 8800

Monday
06:00AM - 10:30AM, 04:00PM - 07:00PM
Tuesday
06:00AM - 10:30AM, 04:00PM - 07:00PM
Wednesday
06:00AM - 10:30AM, 04:00PM - 07:00PM
Thursday
06:00AM - 10:30AM, 04:00PM - 07:00PM
Friday
06:00AM - 10:30AM
Saturday
08:00AM - 11:00AM
Sunday
Closed

Club News

How do I get rid of my belly fat?

I frequently get asked which exercises help you reduce belly fat, or how to lose weight around our waistline.   The answer to that question might not be the answer you were expecting.

The idea that fat can be targeted and reduced in a certain area of the body by exercising specific muscles in the desired area is commonly referred to as spot reduction.  For example, exercising the abdominal muscles to lose fat around the belly. 

Whilst exercising a specific area of the body will help to strengthen and build muscle in that area, research such as a study carried out by the University of Connecticut in 2007*, has shown that spot reduction to reduce fat in a targeted area does not work. 

It is true that exercising the abdominal muscles does help to create that “six pack” we have always wanted by increasing the size of our abdominal muscles.  However, you won’t be able to see the six pack if it is covered in a layer of belly fat.

So, how can we reduce our belly fat?

The only way to reduce fat around our middle is to reduce our overall body fat. 

Burning fat to create a lean body is best achieved with a combination of cardiovascular and strength training exercise, such as Curves proven 30 Minute strength training and cardio workout, together with a healthy diet that protects muscle and speeds up your metabolism, such as the Curves Complete weight loss meal plan.

But can’t I just go for a walk or run? ...Why combine strength and cardiovascular training? 

So, you might be wondering why cardiovascular training such as going for a walk or run isn’t as effective when it comes to burning fat as a combination of strength and cardio training.

Cardiovascular training is great for increasing your overall fitness and a great way to burn calories, but combining your cardio training with strength training takes your fat burning to whole new level!

Strength training is particularly beneficial when trying to reduce body fat and boost our metabolism as it helps to maintain and increase lean muscle tissue.  Lean muscle tissue uses up more calories than fat during the day, even when we are at rest.  Therefore the more muscle tissue we have, the more calories we burn, leading to a higher metabolism. 

The Curves Workout includes both cardio and strength training, helping you burn more fat from all parts of your body in just 30 minutes.

 If I’m exercising daily, why do I need to watch what I eat?

Our body sources energy from calories contained in nutrients from the food we eat such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins.  It then converts these calories into the physical energy that our body requires to function and carry out our daily activities.  If we eat more calories than our body requires, these excess calories are converted into fat.  This results in weight gain and an increase in body fat.   Similarly, if we eat less calories than our body requires to function, our body then sources its energy from our fat stores, resulting in weight loss and a decrease in body fat.

Therefore, even if we are exercising daily, if we are consuming more calories than our body requires, we will gain weight and increase our body fat.

In order to achieve sustainable long term weight loss, we require a healthy diet that protects our muscle and speeds up our metabolism, such as the Curves Complete Meal Plan.

Benefits of Protein when trying to lose weight

Protein is our building block when it comes to repairing and building lean muscle mass, helping us to increase fat burning even after we finish exercising.  Another great benefit is that protein makes us feel full for longer so we are less likely to become hungry. 

Try to include some form of lean protein at every meal and when snacking.  This will help avoid hunger and build lean muscle to boost your metabolism.

My Active Life protein bars and shakes are a delicious protein rich snack designed to complement Curves workout and Curves Complete meal plan.  They are also the perfect guilt free solution for those who struggle with sugar cravings, so ENJOY!

* University of Connecticut study, 2007:  Subcutaneous Fat Alterations Resulting from an Uper-Body Resistance

How do I get rid of my belly fat?

I frequently get asked which exercises help you reduce belly fat, or how to lose weight around our waistline. The answer to that question might not be the answer you were expecting.

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