Read Our Curves Success Stories

Shanda Boes

Pounds Lost: 114
Inches Lost: 90
Dress Sizes Lost: 16

“Before Curves, I would never weigh myself; I was too embarrassed. Now when I weigh myself or see my reflection, I still can’t believe it."
Shanda Boes has always been happy and popular. Her weight never held her back& or so she thought. Of course, as a kid she envied her skinny friends who could pack away the burgers and fries and never gain an ounce. But since puberty it seemed that being overweight was her destiny. As an adult and the co-owner of a hair salon, she saw her two coworkers struggle with weight, too. But they wanted to make sure their friendship and partnership remained healthy, in every respect. So they got Shanda to join them at Curves. At first, Shanda says she was skeptical that just 30 minutes of any exercise could do anything. However, once she noticed that she was losing an average of 8-12 pounds a month, she was hooked!
Pat McCoy

Pounds Lost: 26
Inches Lost: 37
Dress Sizes Lost: 3

"I am meeting myself – a woman whom I’ve had inside who was pretty cool, and the woman I am maturing into. I like who I am and I didn’t before.”
Responding to all of the "Honey-dos" and "Mommy-do' s" of her husband of 19 years and their three children, Patricia McCoy was a tireless homemaker. Establishing a business to help other moms meet their household needs, she was extremely busy. But she was not fulfilled. And despite all of the activity in her life, she was unable to lose the pounds she had gained over the years. None of her attempts to lose the weight - to health clubs to a personal trainer to a treadmill in her own home - have worked. Until Now.
Fran Spivak

Pounds Lost: 115
Dress Sizes Lost: 24

"My fear of other people' s judgments isolated me. I only went to work and came home. Curves hasn' t just changed my life, it' s made my life."
Fran Spivak filled her days dreaming “what if.” What could her life be “if” she lost weight, “if” she wore normal-size clothes, “if” she could walk 10 feet without getting winded. Not long after stomach-stapling surgery, she found herself regaining and nearing 325 of her original 530 pounds. She thought she would have to take drastic action. Happily, Curves required only discipline induced by the wisdom, warmth, and camaraderie its program offered. In less than a year at Curves, Fran worked off more than 100 pounds. By becoming such a big loser, she’s become an even bigger winner.