Curves: new owner, new location

KENT — The Curves fitness center for women has been purchased by Elaine LaFontan and moved from North Main Street to 10 Landmark Lane in the Kent Green Shopping Plaza.

“I heard that Kent’s Curves was going to close down so I took the opportunity to take it over,� LaFontan said. This is her first time owning a business.

Curves is a national franchise with 10,000 locations; it is a workout center just for women.

“I have a strong interest in fitness and weight management,� LaFontan said. “I think Curves is great for helping women succeed in both their fitness and weight-management goals.�

The Curves program features a 30-minute workout that hits every major muscle group. It combines strength training, cardio workouts and stretching.

To help keep their workouts upbeat and fast moving, Curves also plays a soundtrack with music at 146 beats per minute.

“It’s different than a regular gym because we’re for women only,� LaFontan said. “So women don’t have to feel threatened, as they might in a traditional gym setting.

“They don’t have to worry about wearing the latest gym fashions either. They can all come in here and meet their goals with support from other women.

“Everyone who comes here can get a safe, fun and efficient workout.�

Curves is open from 6:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

For more information and for membership rates, call 860-927-0927.

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