Success stories

Susanna

WEIGHT LOSS 12 kg*
SWEDEN

Curves has changed my life in many positive ways, not only mentally and physically, but I have also become 1.5 cm taller. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself. Before I joined Curves, I had been looking for something to do that was simple and not too time consuming. On the 10th of November 2014 I found it!

I received a heart and lung transplant in March 1989. One year later, in March 1999, I had a pacemaker, since my heart needed a little help once in a while. Because of the strong medication, unfortunately my other organs started to fail and in 2001 I had to rely on dialysis. However, I felt very lucky when my husband gave me the ultimate gift of love - one of his kidneys. In the first instance though, I had to lose 23 kg, which I managed to do by February 2004. It has not been an easy journey, but my love for life always prevails.

My weight has been a big problem, due to the medications playing havoc with my body. But I made myself a promise in 2008; that I would not be overweight when I turned 50, I wanted to weigh below 90 kg and I did it, and reached 89.5 kg!

Years passed and the 10th of October 2014 was the day when I took my first steps towards a stronger life. I was very nervous when I stepped through the Curves’ door, which was totally unnecessary since I was welcomed with warmth, positivity and a wonderful energy. I immediately started to believe that I could do this, even though I had never really worked out, all I had been doing was going for walks. With Curves I knew I was in the right place.

Curves has given me faith in myself and a stronger body. I have not been taking painkillers for my back for a long time now, despite the fact that one side effect of my illness is the fusion of two vertebrae in my spine. I have grown 1.5 cm in height, my waist has shrunk by 45.5 cm and I have lost 13 kg. Curves Complete has shown how to lead a healthier life, which means that even my husband has lost 19 kg. I feel happier, prettier and prouder and I can walk in high heels with confidence again.

Last time I met my cardiologist he asked me, “Susanna what has happened, you look so beautiful, you are glowing?” The nurses say that nowadays it’s so easy to take my blood tests, which was always super hard before. My weight is exactly where it should be and my blood pressure is perfect. “If I did not know you, I would think that you are a perfectly healthy woman. Share your secret so I can give it to other transplant patients.”

My answer: "Curves in Haninge". To date, I have happily done 262 delightful 30-minutes workouts. With my SMART tag as a personal trainer on each machine + Lena, Anna, Annica and Ina as coaches, I look forward to many more fun workouts. The training has become a part of my life thanks to Curves, even when I’m away on holiday.

My friends and family are impressed by how much I have changed. I urge all women around me to try Curves once and I know they will love it. You get such motivation and strength from the coaches and all the wonderful women there. The community and energy makes you feel better even during tough times or when you feel a little tired. It is simply great to be at Curves.

When you not feeling 100%, there are certainly days when you feel like giving up. Then I go to Curves and I find a new energy, I have 30 minutes to spend on myself and to be in my own world. It is only you who sets the limits and it is said that there are no wrongs at Curves, only rights! So Curves really Completes my world.

 

*No payment was provided in exchange for this testimonial. The testimonial provided reflects individual success and may not be typical. Curves Fitness members can expect to lose, on average, 5 lbs. over a 20-week period, working out at Curves 3 days a week for 30 minutes a day. Curves Complete members can expect to lose, on average, 10 lbs. and 3 inches over 13 weeks with working out at Curves 3 days a week for 30 minutes a day and following the Curves Meal Plan. 

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