September 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // Woodway, TX – Curves International, Inc. announced today it is launching a new Curves Dance and Tone class starting in September at participating locations. The new classes were developed by June Kahn, a nationally-recognized fitness, Pilates and dance instructor and will feature dance moves ranging from basic steps to hip-hop, funk and Latin movements. The dance moves are conducted at one minute intervals in between each strength training machine within the circuit. Curves Dance and Tone is ideal for all fitness levels as members can keep the workout basic or progress as a variety of moves are added.
“We pride ourselves on bringing the latest and greatest fitness offerings to our members,” said Mike Raymond, chief marketing officer of Curves. “The new Curves Dance and Tone classes will offer a fun workout as well as variety for members looking to meet their health and wellness goals – all in an energetic setting.”
Curves Dance and Tone classes are set to upbeat music and are offered within participating Curves locations.
“Dance is one of the best activities you can do,” said June Kahn, special consultant to Curves. “Curves Dance and Tone is the perfect combination of cardio and strength intensive conditioning with the cognitive and social benefits of dance in our circuit setting. I intentionally created a range of movements with varying skill levels to provide members with scalable workout options. My goal is to see members singing and dancing on their way out the door!”
The classes are instructed by a Curves Coach trained to deliver the moves and ensure safety and effectiveness, in between each strength training machine within the circuit.
“Strength training is imperative for osteoporosis prevention and sustained caloric burn among many other health advantages,” said Hannah Karass, vice president of Programs and Science for Curves. “Dance has been shown to have cognitive and cardiovascular benefits and also helps improve mood and balance1. By combining strength training and dancing in one 30 minute class, we are creating a powerful combination where women will experience both fun and important health benefits long after the class. Curves Dance and Tone is the perfect complement to our already robust fitness offerings.”
Curves Dance and Tone classes will be available starting September 2015 and are included in the Curves Fitness membership. Additionally, those interested in trying the classes can do so at participating centers with the new Curves Class Card that offers five workout classes at a special introductory price of $60.*
For more information about Curves, please visit www.curves.com.
1Berkeley Wellness (2014, November 20). The Many Health Benefits of Dancing. Retrieved from http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/active-lifestyle/article/many-health-benefits-dancing
*$60 Class Card purchase required, taxes may apply. Free consultation and circuit training included with each purchase. Card valid for five 30 minute classes or Curves Fitness Circuits. No cash value; non-refundable. Non-transferable. Card expires 60 days from date or purchase. All unused classes are forfeited. Valid at Center of purchase only.
**Scheduled at participating centers only.
Curves International, Inc. is one of the largest chains of fitness centers for women in the world and is famous for its 30-minute Circuit with a Coach that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching. Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels** offer cutting-edge total body workouts that feature the Curves strength training machines in conjunction with functional bodyweight-based exercises that help ramp up metabolism and transform physique. The new Curves Specialty Classes** offer workout moves for key focus areas like balance, flexibility and strength. Classes include Body Balance, Arms-Core-Legs, and Stretch & Strength. With Curves Complete, women have a fully integrated, personalized weight loss and weight management solution that includes the Curves fitness program, customizable meal plans and one-on-one coaching and support. Curves is committed to providing women with the tools necessary to empower them to live more fulfilling lives. For more information, please visit curves.com.
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