Award enjoyed by Curves Comox

Curves Comox is celebrating a major milestone in the local fitness centre’s history.

Curves Comox is celebrating a major milestone in the local fitness centre’s history, thanks to the hard work and dedication of not only its staff, but also, its members.Curves Comox recently won the Strongest Membership, Canada Award at the Curves annual convention in Las Vegas. This award was presented for overall performance of the staff and for the strong involvement of individual members to worthwhile causes throughout 2011.Curves International’s CEO, Gary Heavin and his wife, Diane, founder of Curves, presented a plaque to recognize the 2011 efforts of all Curves Comox staff and members. Circuit coaches Raelene, Sally and Sandra shared with Janice in providing ongoing support and strong commitment to Curves and our members.Their training skills and motivation keep the members in this club inspired to work out regularly and to participate in the many events that were sponsored by Curves Comox. Everyone involved in Curves Comox is highly trained and has received new certifications in nutrition, exercise and motivation during 2011, building on earlier certifications that they held.A large part of the “Strongest Membership, Canada” award reflects the active participation of members. Their support of fundraising efforts was highly noted by Curves International. The members and staff held a successful Food Drive which raised nearly 2,000 pounds of goods for the Comox Valley Food Bank. In the summer, they participated in the Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride, raising $2,000 and in June, they attended the Relay for Life, donating nearly $8,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Member participation in internal promotions such as Not For Sissies Day and the Comox Nautical Days parade were also award evaluation factors, as was the very high weekly member workout rate. Curves Comox staff and members work together to show that we can change the lives of women all over the Comox Valley.For more information, contact Curves Comox at 250-339-6643.— Curves Comox