Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Local News

March 12, 2013

Curves offers fitness program in Avon

AVON —

Sandi Hurst joined Curves and fell in love with the program.

She’s now the owner of the Curves location in Avon.

“There has been a Curves here in Avon for about seven years,” Hurst said. “I became the owner here about a year and a half ago.”

She started out as a member of the ‘ladies only’ fitness center.

“I really liked the program,” she said. “They have great training.”

Hurst said the mission of Curves is to straighten women.

“And we want to see them,” she said. “We’re not like a lot of gyms that just want to get your membership and don’t care if they see you again.”

The premise of the workout program is a system of strength machines and walking pads. Every 30 seconds, a sound is made and members switch to the next station on the circuit.

“The Curves Smart program uses a computer program,” she said.

Members receive a personalized key that plugs into each machine and keeps track of the workout.

“It’s like having your own personal trainer,” Hurst said.

“Everything is tracked in the computer. You have your own goals. At the end of the workout you get the number of calories you burned.”

The newest addition to the program is Curves Complete. It was implemented at the Avon location on Jan. 1.

“Curves Complete makes this a total weight management center,”

Hurst said. “It keeps track of diet and exercise. We also used encouragement throughout coaching.”

Hurst and Kathy Banta, one of the facility’s employees, are certified Curves coaches. The staff also includes Mary Lofton, Debbie Adair, and Carolyn Terry.

“We have a great staff,” she said.

The facility’s fitness circuit is designed to offer a 30-minute workout.

“We went to the Cleveland Clinic where they did the research,” Hurst said. “Other gyms can help people lose weight but they’re often losing muscle. We want to help people work on their metabolism.”

The said the diet programming has been designed to be used for a lifetime.

“This diet is safe for diabetics too,” she said. “It’s a plan you can use for the rest of your life.”

Members who join Curves and choose the Curves Complete package receive a Tools Success Kit that includes a pedometer, water bottle, supplements, and other items to help make the program more user friendly.

The website offers meal plans tailored to each individual member.

“You can just print out your shopping list and go,” Hurst said. “And once you join Curves Complete, you’ll have the web access from then on. Even if you stop coming in for the workouts.”

She said the new program has been well received and the staff enjoys giving members encouragement.

“It’s simple,” Hurst said. “You’ll notice we want to add protein to your diet as well as good carbs. It’s very flexible.

We even have an ‘on the go’ guide to help you eat out.”

The program also includes “heat and eat” options using popular frozen foods like Lean Cuisine.

“We want you to lose body fat, but not muscle,” Hurst said.

She said the Curves community is also a good way for women to meet new people.

“And we have members of all ages,” Hurst said. “I have some members who are in their 20s and ladies who are in their 80s. It’s a one-size-fits-all fitness levels program.”

The Curves in Avon is the only one of its kind in Hendricks County.

“We really want this place to be a refuge for women so they can feel comfortable,” Hurst said. “We can help you lower your blood pressure. I came myself to help with osteoporosis.”

Each membership is tailored for the individual. Women who want to lose 20 or more pounds are encouraged to go with a six-month plan which costs $12.95 a week. For members looking to lose less, Hurst recommends a three-month plan which is $14.95 per week.

“After the initial membership, the cost per month does go down,” she said.

The Curves in Avon is at 9719 E. U.S. 36. For more information or to make an appointment, call 209-9500.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Wine and Cheese Festival comes to Plainfield in September PLAINFIELD—Friends of the Plainfield Library will be hosting their annual ‘Twilight on Stafford Wine and Cheese Festival’ from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Plainfield Guilford Township Public Library. Once a year, the FOL brings in Chateau Thomas W

    July 31, 2014

  • The Piano Guys to appear in Indianapolis What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a meeting of “guys” with the same in

    July 31, 2014

  • HCF 7-30 news tournament pic 1 Shooting sports tourney brings in big winners DANVILLE — The second annual Hendricks County 4-H Shooting Sports tournament in archery, air rifle and air pistol took place during the Hendricks County 4-H Fair and the results were recently announced.There were more than120 participates sharing the

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sheltering Wings offers Life Skills classes DANVILLE — Sheltering Wings has a Life Skills program that focuses on helping women and children develop and grow.Sheltering Wings is a shelter for women and their dependent children who have escaped from a domestic violence situation.The facility of

    July 31, 2014

  • HCF 8-2 news officers pic 1 Danville swears in two officers DANVILLE—Jeff Slayback and Daniel Birt were sworn in as part-time Danville Police Officers at the Hendricks County Courthouse Thursday. Slayback, originally from Franklin, just graduated from the University of Indianapolis and finished the academy th

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gospel bluegrass concert to be at Plainfield Christian Church For the ninth consecutive year, the Plainfield Christian Church is sponsoring its annual free Bluegrass and Southern Gospel Music Concert on Aug. 3.This is a part of the Christian Outreach Ministry.“The main purpose of this concert is to get non-chur

    July 31, 2014

  • Area youth to perform 'Les Miserables' The Biz Academy of Musical Theatre will present a concert version of “Les Miserables” School Edition at 7 p.m. July 31, Aug.1 and Aug. 2 at Harmony Baptist Church in Avon.Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” is one of literature’s most compelling stories a

    July 31, 2014

  • BMV to begin offering tests in languages other than English |Don Snemis, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), has announced that the BMV will for the first time begin offering automated Operator Knowledge Tests in foreign languages. “In response to numerous requests from businesses, uni

    July 30, 2014

  • Hamilton scolds Congress for national security failures |INDIANAPOLIS — Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton has warned of the perils of political ideology, calling the body where he spent 34 years “noxiously partisan.” Now, he worries the divide is downright dangerous. A co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission, H

    July 30, 2014

  • Small town's survival hinges on battle over coal regulations |DUGGER – Peggy and Martha Marlow collect artifacts of this small town’s history for a storefront mining museum that Martha helped open more than 30 years ago. Tin dinner buckets, carbide headlamps and battered hard hats line the museum’s crowded she

    July 30, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Should the government continue to use military bases to house illegal immigrant children?

Yes
No
Undecided
     View Results
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read