As good as ‘Gould’: Truckee Curves holds a 1,000 workout party |

As good as ‘Gould’: Truckee Curves holds a 1,000 workout party

Amy Edgett/Sierra Sun

Truckee Curves whooped it up for Kim C. Gould May 13, 2009 as the first woman to do 1,000 workouts. She was feted with a ink t-shirt with the 1,000 workout logo, a cake, chocolate-dipped strawberries, flowers and balloons.

The club opened in January 2003, with Gould jumping in during April ’03. She use to jog and still swims. “I like the routine and the friendly people,” said Gould. “It makes me stronger, my body feels better. And I like the music and equipment.”

What’s not to like?

Curves is an innovative women’s fitness program recognized worldwide, combining strength training, cardiovascular activity and weight management. About 140 members work out in Truckee ” there are 4 million members worldwide and more than 10,000 locations.

Marlon Krampert, wearing a bright yellow “800” t-shirt, explains while twisting her obliques, “You may use the travel pass, good for any Curves in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Canada. After a workout, I am ready to go out and tackle the day.”

Which is easier for some than others. Erin Freemen, 25, has a disability to do with balance and equilibrium. “Freeman started the program with her mother, who passed away in September 2006, and now goes to the club with friends.

The design is circular, like a campfire, so friends may tell stories and have conversation. Everybody is welcome, there are teenagers to 80-year-olds. The health benefits are many and varied.

“My mother had osteoporosis,” said Sharon Pace Arnold, who joined in 2004 and has 773 workouts under her belt. “And I want to keep the blood pressure down.”

“Curves is a healthy choice, it’s good for the bones. I sleep better,” chimes in Patty Lewis.

The gals continued to rotate stations at 30 second intervals, working legs, arms, abs and gluts during the 30-minute session. “The machines are hydraulic resistant, and the workout is social and fun,” said Katherine Randall, two-year owner of Truckee Curves. “We have nutrition classes once a week, and the Biggest Loser Contest.”

Randall also keeps the club involved with the community. Take in a bag of groceries for Project MANA when you join and the $150 fee is waived. Truckee Curves sponsors a team for the Relay for Life and has participated in the Fourth of July parade. In-hose, there is a clothes, book and magazines exchange.

Contact Truckee Curves at (530) 587-5900, or drop by 10054 Pine Ave., across from Tahoe Forest Hospital.

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