Testimonials

 
  • Cecile Biais

  • 66 lbs.
  • 65

  • "This is the best decision I ever made"

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Cecile Biais is a young woman who lives in Berkshire, a county in southern England. Cecilia approached her thirties, an age considered by many women as the ""ideal age"", but she bought her clothes in shops reserved for large sizes. She wanted to lose weight at any price, but did not know how to get started. ""The more I swelled, the more I was depressed ... I totally lost my confidence, both at work with my friends. "" In just one year, Cecile literally melted. With a size 50-52, she now has a recognizable figure with a waist of 38. She lost over 66 pounds and 65 inches distributed throughout the body! She says she spent a challenging year, but ""without Curves, I could not have done!"" In addition to her phenomenal weight loss and greatly improved fitness, Cecile also sees life in a much more positive way. Today she has more confidence in herself and feels more ""balanced"". Her health has also greatly improved, her attitude is positive and style of living has improved, elements that have brought her closer to her family. According to Cecile, this Curves adventure has changed her life. ""It's the best decision I ever made.""


  • Heather Davies

  • 97 lbs.

  • "From the beginning, we loved every minute we spent at Curves!"

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The life of Heather Davies was transformed one day in August 2004, when she lost her only son, Carlton, 32, of cancer. Devastated by the loss of her beloved son, she sank into a long depression the following year. She even ends up ""thinking that life was not worth living"". At 238 pounds, her weight had consequences for both her mood and health. Heather describes times when she “looked in the mirror and hating what she saw and what she felt.” Over time, she realized that her son would not want to see her like this “I realized that Carlton would have been angry if he saw me so depressed and so unhappy.” Heather decided to join a club to lose weight, but she soon realized that diet alone is not sufficient: “I had to strengthen my body so I wouldn’t find myself with a surplus of skin.” After some research, she decided that Curves was the best choice to help achieve her goal. She became a member, accompanied by her sister, and never looked back: “From the beginning, we loved every minute we spent at Curves!”. Heather has also made new friends. In their group, they “always manage to have fun while doing their exercise”. From the day she decided to join Curves, Heather has lost 97 pounds! Curves has helped her to “enjoy life again and feel I could do anything I wanted.” Before joining Curves, she spent more than 20 years taking pills for her blood pressure. Today, she no longer needs to take medication. Surgery scheduled for an old knee problem has also been reversed by Heather due to muscle strengthening exercises done in the Curves program.


  • Millie McPhillips

  • 44 lbs.

  • "Curves staff members, past and present, encouraged me and motivated me to do physical training three times a week. They managed to ensure that I stay focused on my goal."

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Weighing just under 198 pounds and with a youthful appearance, Millie McPhillips knew she was overweight. But it was not her only problem: ""When I was walking up a hill or as I climbed the stairs, I gasped."" Millie also hated to buy clothes and suffered from ""abnormally high"" blood pressure. Millie wanted to have the energy to play with her grandchildren, but she also dreamed of a marathon. With these two objectives in mind, she became a member of Curves. She talks about the invaluable support of Curves coaches, ""Curves staff members, past and present, encouraged me and motivated me to do physical training three times a week. They managed to ensure that I stay focused on my goal. "" Less than a year after enrolling at Curves, Millie had lost almost 44 pounds! She got back to enjoying life and declares, in speaking of her new physical form: ""Today, playing with my adored grandchildren became a great pleasure because I have more energy."" Her dream to participate in a mini-marathon has also become possible and plans to participate in Dublin Women's mini-marathon. With regular exercise at Curves and a more balanced diet, Millie seems to have returned from years back. ""I feel healthier and in better physical condition than 15 years ago!"" Millie does not only ""feel"" better, her blood pressure is back to normal and she no longer takes medication to lower it..