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Community Corner - Focus On Women’s Health

POSTED May 15, 2012 9:23 p.m.

Curves women’s gyms in the Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon area will give a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits a club during regular operating hours throughout National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19. This annual awareness week, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH), begins each year on Mother’s Day and brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. Curves International has partnered with the OWH to help promote National Women’s Health Week and to provide health and wellness programs and materials to women throughout the country.

In further support of this partnership, Curves announces the inaugural National Curves Day celebration, which will occur annually on the Thursday of National Women’s Health Week. Curves International aims to give away one million free 30-day memberships at participating Curves gyms throughout the United States and Canada during the week-long event. Any non-member who visits a participating Curves club during National Women’s Health Week will be eligible for this free membership offer.

Curves gyms in the area will hold week-long Open House events during National Women’s Health Week to encourage interested women to check out their local club, pick up free health information from Curves and the OWH, ask questions, get a free fitness assessment and take advantage of the “one million free 30-day memberships” offer. Visitors may also sign up to attend a special program on National Curves Day, Thursday, May 17, featuring messages from health experts and fun activities designed to raise awareness of small, practical steps women can take to get healthy.

The theme for the 13th annual National Women’s Health Week is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:

* Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
* Get active.
* Eat healthy.
* Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
* Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.

For more information about Curves women’s gyms in the area, National Women’s Health Week events and National Curves Day, contact one of the following Curves locations:

Curves of Escalon located at 1601 2nd St., Suite A, at 209-838-3740 or curvesofescalon@aol.com
Curves of Waterford located at 216 F St., at 209-390-8796 or 97PVCBG7@curvesmail.com
Curves of Riverbank located at 3306 Santa Fe St., at 209-869-2501 or curves@jakobs.org
Curves of Oakdale located at 111-113 N. Third Ave., at 209-845-0553 or 9BJY0XZG7@curvesmail.com

For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.

For more information about National Women’s Health Week, including a list of events in your area, please visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/.

Curves Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to millions of women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first time. With thousands of locations worldwide, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise.

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