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Curves of Bandera under new ownership

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Change is a good thing at Curves of Bandera; whether it is making modifications to your lifestyle, seeing the numbers drop on the scale or making a change of ownership.

Curves of Bandera has embraced change by announcing it is now under new ownership. Janice Taylor took possession of the club on Oct. 1, 2011. "I'm so excited to become part of the Bandera Curves community," said Taylor. "I'm looking forward to helping the women in our community reach amazing results, both physical and emotional, through our Curves workout program and support network.

With change comes progress!"

Taylor and her husband lived in Corpus for over 30 years. "He liked to ride his motorcycle in the Hill Country, so we had planned for a long time to move here after he retired," said Taylor. "We bought our property in Bandera County in 2004."

Taylor is not quite ready to rely on her Curves franchise as her sole source of income. "So he's retired, and I have three jobs!" she said with a laugh. She hopes that before long she will be able to limit her work load to the Curves business.

Exciting changes to the club include a fresh new look, new weight loss programs, and coming soon, the popular ZumbaCircuit.

The Bandera Curves is offering 66 percent off the service fee to the first 50 members as a grand-opening special. The gym is located in the strip mall at 624 Highway 16 S.

Taylor was a member of Curves when the opportunity to purchase the gym was presented to the members. It's a rewarding business that helps strengthen women, and she hopes to make it a fun and safe place to workout.

"For myself, I always liked that Curves offered a full body workout in 30 to 40 minutes," said Taylor. "I'm not a fanatic, but I do like to be toned, and the Curves circuit does that for me." She also liked the convenience of being able to workout at times convenient for her instead of being tied to an exercise class schedule.

The Bandera Curves is open from 6 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, closing from 1 pm to 3:30 pm during the afternoon.

With the average person gaining three pounds a year, a reasonable workout regimen that can fit into today's busy lifestyle of work and family is critical to help combat diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, heart disease and other health risks that women can face.

Curves' exercise program consists of 30 minutes of exercise three times a week, during which participants work all major muscle groups and receive a great cardio workout. It includes all five components of a complete exercise program: warm-up, strength training, cardio, cool down, and stretching.

The Curves program is geared expressly to women. A monthly fee of less than $45 entitles a member to visit as often as she likes.
"All of the equipment is hydraulic and no adjustments need to be made by the client," said Taylor. "It works based on the client's own strength."

In addition to Taylor, the friendly staff includes manager Vicki Puffer and assistant Sharon Striegl, all more than happy to help clients achieve their goals.

In addition to a proven workout plan, Curves of Bandera offers various programs to help motivate and assist women in obtaining a healthy lifestyle, including: CurvesSmart™ personal coaching system, a new technology pioneered by Curves that offers a precision designed workout, moment to moment feedback and progress reports to keep members motivated while they work out; and www.CurvesComplete.com, an online weight-loss subscription service that provides subscribers with diet and fitness information, tools, experts and motivation to achieve their weight-loss goals.

For more information about Curves, contact Janice or Vicki at 830-796-7773 or visit www.curves.com.