Curves fitness study shows improvements

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 9, 2008


Seven Curves fitness centers in Pinellas County conducted a fitness study with 70 women who were not customers of the facilities. More than 60 percent of the participants lost weight during the test.

More than three-fourths of the participants indicated a marked increase in their perceived personal fitness levels.

The vast majority, 83 percent, indicated a positive change in energy levels. Results of the three-week study last October were analyzed by Dr. Karen Estes, a math professor at St. Petersburg College, and her students. The study also was an internal evaluation tool for the franchise owners in Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Largo and Clearwater. A similar study will begin next month. For more information, call Linda and Roger Beaulieu at 547-4727.


Grand Central group elects new board

The Grand Central District Association has elected a new board of directors. New president Mona Burrows said the first committee meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast building, 3050 First Ave. S. The Jan. 29 general meeting will focus on the benefits of the Main Street Program, after a presentation by city officials. Call Burrows at 522-0039 or mona@wahoomortgage.com


Chamber will install board of directors

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will hold its installation dinner for its new board of directors from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Don Cesar Beach Resort. For information, visit tampabaybeaches.com or call 360-2233.