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Staunton News Leader 06/30/2014Page : A01
Copyright © 2014 Staunton News Leader 06/30/2014June 30, 2014 2:03 pm / Powered by TECNAVIACopy Reduced to %d%% from original to fit letter page
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STAUNTON—
Onewouldn’tthinktofindasmallgym inside Terry Court on Augusta Street inStaunton.It’shidden,butCurvesisthereandhasabigfol-lowingamonglocalwomenwith250members.CurvesalsohasatransitionofownershipcomeTuesday.CarolHouffhasbeentheowneroftheStauntonCurvesforthepast12years.Now,LeahRawleyistakingoverafterworkingatCurvesfortwoyears.Starting out as a member, Rawley loves thecomfortableatmosphereandall-womangymthatCurvesoffers.“Dayone,Ilovedit,”shesaid.“Ifellinlovewiththeladies,Ifellinlovewiththeatmosphere,Ijustlovedit.Fromthenon,Iwashooked.Evenwithinafewmonthsofhermembership,shestartedhelpingothermemberswiththeircir-cuittraining.Curves features a 30-minute circuit workout,having members moving from station to stationfor a one-minute exercise to focus on specificmuscle groups. Each member is hooked up to acomputer to track their progress and each ma-chinewillgetharderthestrongertheyget.Rawley, 24, is one of the youngest owners atCurves, taking away the stigma of being a placeforanoldergeneration.“It’s just what we’ve been known as ... the oldladygym,”Rawleysaid.“We’vebeenrevitalizing,changingandrefreshingtheworkoutsoitworksforacrowdofallages.”Houff, who is retiring, has seen Curvesthroughmanychanges.Being around for more than 20 years, a lot ofthe women who’ve been members have seenCurvesprogress.“They’veseenitgrowandseenitprogressandas that generation has seen that they are in thatchapter where they are ready to move on,” Raw-leysaid.”There’sabigshiftintheownershiproleswithCurves.”When Curves was the new kid on the block,they were basically just a women’s gym, Houffsaid.“Weareawomen’sgym,butwedomorenow,
Leah Rawley leads a Zumba class at Curves on North Augusta Street in Staunton on June18. Rawley is about to become thenew owner of the business.
MIKE TRIPP/THE NEWS LEADER
Leah Rawleyleads aZumba classat Curves onNorthAugustaStreet inStaunton onJune18.Rawley isabout tobecome thenew ownerof thebusiness.
MIKETRIPP/THE NEWSLEADER
“It’s just what we’ve been known as ... the old lady gym. We’ve been revitalizing, changing and refreshing the workout so it works for a crowd of all ages.” 
LEAHRAWLEY,
 new Curves owner
New owner to moveand shake at Curves
ByLauraPeters
lpeters@newsleader.com
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