Thursday, March 19, 2009

Curves Closing

For the past six weeks or so, I've been working out at Curves to firm up, slim down, lower my BMI. There have been times when I've been unable to make the recommended three times a week because of my Friday yoga class (which my 15 month old grand son calls goga) but I'm out there trying.

I showed up yesterday to find fliers taped to the outside windows and hanging on the purple and green walls inside: ATTENTION CURVES MEMBERS ....

and so the tight economy has hit my favorite new workout spot. On April 10, Curves will close its doors. I'm sad. I'm sad for me, for the women who have formed friendships and supported each other throughout the years, and I'm sad for the owners.

A gal I spoke with yesterday, one who works there, said she feels like a family member has died. Many women have had to cancel their memberships as residents of our little town, like every other town, tighten belts and let go of things they can't afford.

But there's always a silver lining isn't there? It took me awhile to find it, but I found my own personal one, two actually...

There's another Curves way on the other side of town, so I can drive there. But what really put a smile on my face was that I didn't realize my commitment was that strong. . .I really didn't know that!(I know, its only been six we'll see)

Hopefully, I'll keep movin', shakin', sweatin', and firming up! I'm already seeing results.


Eileen Williams said...

I'm sorry to learn about Curves closing its doors. I felt that way about Elephant Pharm. So many wonderful establishments have gone by the wayside due to the faltering economy.

On the other hand, I applaud your commitment. I think exercise is even more important as we grow older (not that you are, my friend!). The use it or lose it maxim is certainly true these days. I try to be pretty good but, when I miss a week or so, I can really feel it. So keep on shakin' and sweatin'!

April said...

That's definitely commitment! One reason I got a Wii Fit is that I knew I'd be far more likely to actually exercise if I could do it in my livingroom. Of course, I didn't count on Sophy "helping" me but...that encourages agility and balance as I try to evade her snout and paws as I do the exercises!