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Jean Kinsella
Dress SizesLost: 5


"I have more confidence in myself, I feel younger and have much more energy!"

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Wearing a size 50, Jean Kinsella's clothing did not reflect her real age. She never imagined that only 18 months later she would buy dresses five sizes smaller. Jean decided to join Curves when she was tired of worrying about her appearance and health. Without knowing what to expect, she was surprised to discover how much she enjoyed her 30 minutes of training three times a week, but also how quickly she had taken up the challenge to improve her fitness. As she describes herself: "It was not the end of the world!" As Jean began to lose weight, her body strengthened. "I have more confidence in myself, I feel younger and have much more energy!" These visible changes have also encouraged Jean to adopt a healthier diet. "I replaced coffee with water and I always try to choose healthier meals. When we asked Jean how her adventure at Curves has changed her life and improved both her health and fitness, she says the benefits have been enormous. "I'm still in good shape and a much better mood!" she confessed. For her, the decision was "the best thing I did for myself for years."


Julie Selway

Inches lost: 6

"In my heart, I knew that my weight became uncontrollable and I had to react."

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In 2006, Julie Selway, a young mother in her thirties, realized she had truly become a prisoner of her routine: "Every morning I went to work, I came home for lunch, I watched television while eating, I drank cups of tea, I ate cookies and watched more TV. Then, I went to get my daughter from school and I started preparing dinner. " Julie was quite aware that her size 48 worried relatives: "My mother always told me I was getting too big." Julie knew that the time for change had come for the well-being of her and her family. "In my heart, I knew that my weight became uncontrollable and I had to react." In October 2007, she passed the doors of her local Curves and her life began to take another turn. To her surprise, Julie discovered she really enjoyed the exercise! Even if the Curves program is designed to deliver results in just 30 minutes, 3 times a week, Julie was so fond of her training sessions she began to go to the gym five times a week. "It was time that I reserved for myself." She quickly noticed the benefits of her new improved fitness: she had lost weight, she didn't have to buy clothes XXL and better yet, she had more energy to run after her little girl! Today slender, in a size 42, she thanks Curves for having helped her to enjoy life again: "Becoming a member of Curves ... has radically changed my lifestyle. " She now enjoys outdoor activities with her family, and is no longer afraid to meet new people. She has more confidence in herself. "I just wanted to say a big thank you."


Millie McPhillips
Pounds lost: 44

"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 90 kg 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 20 kgs! 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.