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Curves customers make weighty donations

Curves, the world's largest fitness franchisor, announced the results of its 2009 Curves Food Drive.

The New Richmond Curves and its customers donated 950 pounds of food and personal items to benefit New Richmond's Five Loaves Food Shelf. Worldwide, Curves members donated almost 7.4 million pounds of food.

This was Curves International's 11th annual food drive. Curves of New Richmond has participated every year.

This March, women had the opportunity to join Curves with a waived service fee in exchange for a bag of groceries. It's notable that in these tough economic times, thousands of women took advantage of this opportunity to become healthier while contributing to the needs of their community's less fortunate residents.

The drive accounted for five new memberships at the New Richmond Curves. Overall, the food drive accounted for close to 87,000 new Curves memberships.

"Curves and our members are delighted to help our community," said Carla Kelley, New Richmond Curves franchise owner. "The food drive is an excellent program that fits perfectly with the Curves philosophy: promoting the health of the whole woman. The opportunity for our members to give back to the New Richmond community promotes the spirit of giving."

Curves works every major muscle group with a complete 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also works to help women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism with its groundbreaking, scientifically proven method that ends the need for perpetual dieting.