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Curves Franchise Changes Hands

RENSSELAER (Wednesday, February 07, 2007) - The Rensselaer Curves franchise has changed hands.

After utilizing the exercise program as a member at the local Curves, Kathy Jordan, decided to purchase the franchise from Chris Dobson.

"I first started working out at Curves when Chris first opened up. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the people," said Jordan.

Jordan said she found that finding the time to exercise around three children and her job was a task that was hard to master.

She admitted that after joining Curves she found she could get a total work out within 30 minutes and that her search was over.

"I also have been working with my parents in The Beaver News family business for the past 20 years and the hours are so flexible that I was finding a lot of extra time during the week," said Jordan. "I was so tired of the same old routine and wanted to find something I could do to fill the void in the extra hours I had outside from my families business. So I started looking for something that I could do that wouldn't take up a lot of time and the benefit of letting me come and go as I please."
Soon Jordan heard that Dobson was going to be selling the ownership of the Curves franchise.

"I immediately went down and spoke with Chris and by the end of our talk I was sold. So I went home and spoke to my husband Don, about 15 minutes into the conversation Don was like, go for it."

Jordan then made the plans to take over the business. "I was sent to Texas for a week to go through some courses. I will tell you it was like being in school again. The classes were from eight in the morning to like five in the evening."
"The greatest thing about being in this position is being able to work with the women who come in here. I love people and I love talking with them and being a part of their lives."

Jordan said exercise is important. It keeps you active, strong and happy. She said that at Curves not only can she help motivate women to exercise but she can be there for them as a friend.

"These women come in here and want to talk. They talk about the good and the bad and I really can communicate with them. When they're sad I'm sad when they're happy, I am happy. This is just the right place for me."

Jordan said that not only can she help encourage them to exercise but she gets to demonstrate how Curves has helped her.

"I know that a lot of women just don't feel like they have time to work out. I know because I have three kids myself - my oldest Brittany who is 11, then Bryce who is 8 and then my youngest Brylan who is only 2. I found out after joining Curves that in only 30 minutes I could enjoy a full workout. Some would say well 30 minutes out of a 24 hour day isn't a lot and I would have to agree. Though everyone has busy lives ,including me, I know that taking 30 minutes out of the day for myself is worth it."

"Getting to be here and work with the women who come in here to exercise has filled that void that I had been feeling. I am so happy to be here and to be serving the community."
Curves is open Monday- Saturday. Hours vary. For more information call 866-8699.



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