About the Entrant

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Peta

Club: Charmhaven

Age: 50

Peta

Curves has helped me control my anxiety

The reason I joined Curves is I wanted to change me – I wanted to get back to who I “was”, I thought Curves would help me feel better about myself. A huge part was showing my daughter, who suffers from bi-polar and severe social anxiety, that even though I was terrified I could do it and maybe eventually she might too.

I cried for ages on my first appointment, if the staff and members hadn’t been so nice I wouldn’t have come back, I couldn’t even look around the room. After a while with everyone being so nice it became easy to walk in, now I come in everyday and feel good. I still get a bit anxious if I come in at a different time or if there are a lot of unfamiliar faces, but I can cope! People, especially the staff have noticed that I’m no longer hiding in baggy loose fitting clothes, my mum and daughters even bought me some nice new work out gear for my birthday.

Coming to Curves was the hardest thing I have ever done but it was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself and my children. One of my daughters was so inspired she joined a gym with one of her friends. It has helped me deal with anxiety in other areas of my life, I am more confident and I’m doing things I never would have done before Curves. I have met people there who I am very glad to have in my life.

If you suffer from severe anxiety and are thinking about joining Curves, PLEASE push through and go. It will be one of the best things you’ve ever done.