“Thanks for bringing this to the state of Indiana to help students here, Hoosiers here focus on fitness and health and their wellness,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in the recent video ribbon cutting. “Obviously it’s important every year, but it could not be more important right now.”
Enhanced membership options offer franchise owners additional revenue streams. New franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs extend beyond the reach of local clubs.
WACO, Texas, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This year, Curves celebrates 28 years of delivering a fitness solution designed specifically for women and 28 years of creating entrepreneurial opportunities for women who want to own their own business, provide for the financial needs of their families, and be a health resource in their communities. Krishea Holloway, President and CEO of Curves NA and Oceania, Inc., says that in 2020, Curves offers even more opportunities for entrepreneurs who have a passion for fitness and healthy living.
When Holloway took ownership of Curves in North America and Oceania in 2019, she introduced changes to help existing franchise owners better manage their businesses, increase their revenue, and improve their members’ gym experience. Now Curves is offering entrepreneurs new ways to engage with the Curves brand.
For franchise owners of local Curves clubs, Holloway’s upgrades include:
State-of-the-Art Operating System
Curves’ partnership with WellnessLiving offers owners an operating system that provides integrated CRM, payment, and member loyalty program tools and enables personalized webpages, reporting, and client communications.
Enhanced Revenue Opportunities
The MyCurves on Demand program replicates the traditional Curves full body workout using a resistance band in place of the club’s circuit equipment for streaming workouts that can be done anytime, anywhere. When COVID-19 forced gyms to close temporarily, the at-home program provided an ongoing revenue stream for owners and a daily workout for Curves members. The MyCurves On Demand + Coaching Membership add-on includes weekly sessions with a Curves Coach.
The Curves Health and Wellness Education Series allows Curves Coaches to become health resources in their own communities by delivering the most recent research on important health topics. Courses include dynamic e-leanings, weekly content review, and an extensive library of functional exercises.
The Curves Strong (USA & Canada) and Curves Strong AU/NZ (Australia & New Zealand) apps provide Curves members with incentives to upgrade to premium status.
For entrepreneurs looking for a more flexible franchise option, Curves now offers:
Curves Ambassador Program
Curves Ambassadors are independent contractors who develop a network of prospects and subscribers. They earn commissions for direct sales of Curves virtual offerings and products in areas with no Curves gym.
Curves On The Go
Certified Curves On The Go Coaches lead group fitness classes at convenient “drop-in”, party, or corporate locations throughout their community.
“I started my first Curves franchise at the age of 21, and I want more ambitious entrepreneurs to see Curves as a place to start and grow,” said Holloway. “My advice to aspiring business owners is, ‘It’s never too early or too late to start. Don’t count yourself or your financial situation out before you try. I found a way to make the finances work on my own, even at an early age.’”
Curves is famous for its 30-minute fitness circuit, with a Curves Coach at every workout and accountability to stay on
Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Celebrates National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S.2661) Becoming Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2020
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On Saturday, October 17, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S.2661), legislation that will support the implementation of the future 9-8-8 crisis hotline, was signed into law. Robert Gebbia, CEO of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, released the following statement:
“In July, the Federal Communications Commission announced that 9-8-8 would be the new universal hotline number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 2022. This easy-to-remember number will increase public access to mental health and suicide prevention crisis resources, encourage help-seeking for individuals in need, and is a crucial entry point for establishing a continuum of crisis care.
“This is why AFSP applauds the U.S. Congress for prioritizing suicide prevention through unanimous passage of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. This historic legislation, now law, will bring our mental health crisis response system into the 21st century. We are encouraged by the federal government’s dedication to preventing this leading cause of death and showing all Americans that mental health is just as important as physical health.
“It should be noted however that the United States’ mental health crisis response system is woefully underfunded and undervalued. It is crucial that local crisis call centers are adequately equipped to respond to what we expect will be an increased call volume and provide effective crisis services to those in need when 9-8-8 is made available in July 2022.
“We would like to especially thank the legislation’s sponsors in the U.S. Senate, Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jack Reed (D-RI), and the U.S. House, Reps. Chris Stewart (R-UT), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), as well as their staff. We would also like to thank the Committee members, Congressional leadership, and staff who have supported these efforts on Capitol Hill.
“AFSP’s nearly 30,000 volunteer Field Advocates engaged their members of Congress for years in support of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. They made their voices heard through thousands of letters, phone calls, and emails. They have pushed the suicide prevention movement forward, and their efforts will save lives.”
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 9-8-8 number will be active nationwide by July 2022. Until that point, those in crisis should continue to call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
For guidelines on how to report safely on suicide: https://afsp.org/for-journalists/.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C.
Living Health Integrative Medicine, Which Was Founded by Dr. Thomas Chaney and Dr. Stephanie Chaney, Provides a Natural and Effective Integrative Approach to Health
ANNAPOLIS, MD / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / Dr. Thomas Chaney and Dr. Stephanie Chaney are pleased to announce that Living Health Integrative Medicine, which they co-founded, is celebrating 19 years in business.
To contact Living Health Integrative Medicine and/or to sign up for their newsletter, please visit https://www.mylivinghealth.com/contact-us/.
As Dr. Thomas Chaney noted, he and Dr. Stephanie Chaney are proud of the way their devotion to integrative medicine has helped Living Health Integrative Medicine to become the leader in holistic wellness throughout Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
They also take pride in the fact that they are leaders in functional medicine and physical medicine. They use the most current research and science to help guide the treatments they suggest for their valued patients.
Dr. Thomas Chaney, Dr. Stephanie Chaney and their team of practitioners truly live up to their practice’s name, working as an integrated team to provide everyone with the best possible care and results.
“Our model of integrative medicine incorporates natural therapies and treatments to address the whole body versus simply treating a symptom temporarily,” Dr. Thomas Chaney said.
“Our goal is to help you achieve your health goals and for you to reach your maximum health potential.”
From people who are dealing with the pain associated with neuropathy, to those who are looking for effective physical therapy, require regenerative medicine treatments and/or wish to lose weight or have been diagnosed with diabetes, Dr. Stephanie Chaney said they focus on practicing integrative medicine, which focuses on identifying the root cause of health issues.
“We combine multiple treatment options, such as chiropractic, physical therapy, functional medicine, nutrition, regenerative medicine, diagnostic testing, dietary supplement therapy, detoxification and custom nutrition plans,” she said.
About Dr. Thomas Chaney, Dr. Stephanie Chaney and Living Health Integrative Medicine:
Dr. Thomas Chaney is a Maryland native and the founder and co-owner of Living Health Integrative Medicine, which takes a holistic approach to healthcare. He is the co-author of the best-selling books “Lose the Gluten, Lose your Gut. Ditch the Grain, Save your Brain” and “Defeat Diabetes.” Dr. Chaney is a respected member of the profession with a national reputation for dedication to helping the public improve their health naturally.
Dr. Stephanie Chaney grew up in Ottawa Canada and is the co-owner of Living Health Integrative Medicine. She is a leader in the integrative health field, sharing her knowledge with practitioners and the public. Dr. Chaney is a renowned speaker on holistic health and regular guest on the morning show, Great Day Washington. She has also been featured as a guest natural health expert on FOX, ABC and NBC. She is the co-author of the best-selling books “Lose the Gluten, Lose your Gut. Ditch the Grain, Save your Brain” and “Defeat Diabetes.”
For more information, please visit https://www.mylivinghealth.com/.
Living Health Integrative Medicine
1833 Forest Drive, Suite A
Michigan City middle school celebrates new $100K fitness center with virtual ribbon cutting | Michigan City News
Michigan City staff appeared alongside representatives from the two other Indiana middle schools and sponsors from funding partners, Coca-Cola, Anthem Foundation, Nike and Wheels Up.
Speakers shared their own experiences with youth fitness and encouraged students today to pursue “an upward spiral of success” through healthy workout habits.
“This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue, this is a kids issue,” Steinfeld said. “This is a kids issue. We as adults need to leave this great country of ours better than we found it and that’s why now we are all a part of this great DON’T QUIT! family.”
Krueger students, who have been learning remotely for the start of the 2020-21 school year, are likely to get their first peek at the new fitness equipment when Michigan City Area Schools transition to in-person learning next week.
About 70% of the district’s students have opted to return in person, while others will be allowed to continue remote learning.
“I’m not a big emotional guy, but man, that really, for our kids, it’s big,” physical education teacher Ryan Labis said at the Krueger ribbon cutting. “What this will do for our kids and our community is beyond words.”