We all want a fit and trim figure, but to have a lean body—one weighted more toward muscle than fat—that’s something to celebrate! And the way to burn not just calories, but fat, is through a combination of healthy eating and strength training.
Strength is important, whether you’re 35, 55, or 85. Back in the day, the prevailing belief about aging and physical activity was that as we get older, we become frail and prone to injury and, therefore, we should take it easy—not exert ourselves. Today, we know that unless we engage in regular physical activity, we can become frail and be at a higher risk of injury. In addition, without the strength and fitness we gain through exercise, we cannot enjoy our highest quality of life.
Make no bones about it, strengthening your human hardware is as important as putting more power in your muscle. Exercise is essential to keeping your bones strong throughout your life, and the Curves Circuit provides a perfect venue for building bone and muscle and pushing back osteoporosis.
An important variable in any weight management equation is calorie burn. While what you eat significantly affects how many kilos you carry on your figure by controlling calories in, how you exercise makes a difference in calories out. Certainly cardiovascular activities, like walking, running, cycling, and swimming can burn quite a few calories, particularly when performed at high intensities, but strength training also offers significant benefit when it comes to cutting a fine and healthy figure.
You learned balance as a kid and you need to practice it as an adult to keep in tip-top shape, and the Curves Body Basic-Balance class* will help you do just that.
It’s the other half—your lower half—that’s the focus of the specialty Body Basic- Stronger Legs* class at Curves. Make this class a regular part of your workout routine and you’ll love the look of your toned, shapely legs and, more importantly, their power. Here's why...
Want a strong heart? One that’s able to power you through a long, healthy, and happy life? Make a date—several dates—with Curves. Strength training has a remarkable ability to tackle four key risk factors for heart disease: obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance. And, when done in a circuit like Curves, you also get a heart-pumping, calorie-burning cardio workout. Check it out.
Here are 9 reasons why having strong arms, legs and core is so important, even for everyday activities, and why you might want to try one of our Curves speciality Body Basic Circuits to provide an extra boost to these areas.
For years, research has shown an association between regular physical activity and healthy brain function; now a new 6-month clinical trial conducted adds to the evidence.
Flexibility—and we’re talking the muscular kind here, although a go-with-the-flow attitude is also an asset--makes every activity you do a little easier and a little more successful.
Get your heart pumping with the new Body Basic Cardio Circuit! It has multiple levels of difficulty that everyone can enjoy!
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The few months left in this year can be a great time to kick start that fitness plan. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started!
The beginning of spring is definitely a time of transition. Why not make it a goal to start on the right foot with more "Me Time."
Even though summer may be over, and it is the season of warm jumpers, and fatty food – that’s no reason to give up all your hard work.
Exercising in general is the best way to help you lose weight, tone up, and feel happy with yourself.
Whether you have two left feet, no sense of rhythm or limited mobility due to an accident or old age, dancing can help you improve your overall health.
Set yourself up to reach your goals! Make an appointment with yourself, and honour it like any other appointment.