As they enter the training at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Anthony Trucks wasn't born into affluence. As a young child, he shuffled from foster home to foster home. But he found strength in his faith, and decided to channel his pain into something positive: athletics. That's how he ended up in the NFL, where he learned the ins and outs of training with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers until a shoulder injury left him permanently sidelined. At Trucks Training, he and his staff convert the high-intensity training of professional athletes into fitness classes and sports training for the everyman.
Certified Zumba instructor Cassie Venegas wants to share the joy she’s had of getting fit through dancing since she found Zumba. Zumba—a fusion of fast-paced aerobic dance moves and upbeat Latin rhythms—is a dance fitness class that often seems more like a party than another day at the gym. The combination of hypnotic beats and fun, simple-to-follow movements makes Zumba a good class for beginners and seasoned exercisers alike.