On June 12, 22 members of Curves in Oregon decided to join in the Biggest Loser competition being held at that location.
The Curves program offers a complete 30-minute workout that combines strength training and cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. The contestants, as well as other members, were encouraged to work out three to four days each week. They also formed two walking groups, and participated in Zumba, Tai Chi, kickboxing and other workouts. There was also a 5K walk and a mini-marathon held in conjunction with the competition.
Three months later, a total of 215 pounds and 233 inches were lost.
As part of the Curves commitment to the community, contestants and other members brought in over 215 pounds of peanut butter – the same amount of weight lost. The peanut butter was donated to the Food for Thought program, which helps feed the homeless.
The winner was Julie Cavese, who lost a combination of more than 40 pounds and inches total. “I was amazed at the amount of weight and inches everyone lost during the 18 weeks,” said Beth Rokicki, owner. She added that the second round of “Biggest Loser” is starting now, with 28 members competing.
For more information about the Oregon Curves, located at 3056 Navarre Ave., call 419-691-6500.
Oregon Curves’ “Biggest Losers” lost a total of 215 pounds and 233 inches in a recent competition.