June Salter from Penarth has been going to Curves, the ladies only gym in Penarth for 10 years. Since the gym was taken over by Rachael Devine and James Beasley, June has enjoyed even greater results.
Rachael and James have invested £13k in new equipment, new showers and a changing room and have introduced Body Balance, Zumba, Boxercise and a Running Club, which June and the 170 members can now enjoy.
June shares with us her fitness journey with Curves.
How did you hear about Curves?
About 10 years ago, I had a lea et through the door advertising Curves.
Why did you feel the need to join?
I wasn’t overweight as such but as I had an office job, I was sitting all of the time so I felt unfit and needed to tone up.
Did you go there on your own?
No, I did go with a friend initially for a bit of moral support.
Did you notice any difference in your body after a while?
Yes, I did. I also enjoyed the fact that it was women only.
Not that I felt that men would be staring at me necessarily but it’s nice to know that you can go to a gym without putting make-up on and be surrounded by muscle-bound men, exing their muscles and showing off. They have their own gyms for that!
How have you found Curves since Rachael and James have taken over?
The machines are much better than they were before. They weren’t really doing their job efficiently anymore.
How do you find Rachael, James and the team at the gym?
They are fantastic. They give you so much time and explain things really well. I go three times a week for an hour at a time. The circuit is 30 minutes or you can attend a class which is included in the membership. Rachael is amazing as is James, Lucy and Ruth.
What difference have you seen in your body and level of fitness?
I have lost sixteen and a half inches overall. I’ve dropped a couple of dress sizes and lost a stone. I’m delighted!
Would you recommend Curves to your friends?
My neighbour has now joined because she said she wanted to get results like me! I always say that it’s very friendly there and you can make a lot of new friends. They work you hard while you are on the machines but you can have a chat on the recovery boards. What’s more important is that you get results. I’m thrilled!
57 Arcot Street
Penarth CF64 1ET
029 2070 8020
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