Curves of Barnesville is offering free weight management classes to teach its proven method for losing weight and raising metabolism. More studied than any other program, Curves' classes are based on the groundbreaking new research findings of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory at Texas A&M University. Now, the women of Barnesville can learn the powerful secret that has helped millions of women lose millions of pounds and keep them off for good. Classes are open to members and non-members.

Classes include:

* Start-Up Class (90 minutes) for first-time participants.

* Phase 3 (30 minutes) to teach the last and most important stage of the Curves Weight management Plan and the secret that makes the plan work.

* Special Topics Classes (30 minutes) will cover a different topic each month, including Smart Grocery Shopping, Choosing the Right Carbohydrates, Eating Out, Emotional Eating and more.

Classes will be taught by Curves' Registered Dietitian, Nadia Rodman, and facilitated by weight management coaches from Curves of Barnesville, through a series of DVDs that will alternate teaching with hands-on activities. Participants will be encouraged to make a weekly appointment to weigh in with their weight management coach, who will provide accountability.

All classes are free to members and non-members, but participants will be able to take advantage of special pricing on essential tools that will enhance their success. Participants can purchase a bundle including: a bottle each of Curves' multivitamin and Curves' calcium supplements, a can of Curves' protein shake, and a copy of the new book "The Curves Fitness & Weight Management Plan." Products are available for purchase separately and no purchase is required to attend classes.

"We're excited to be offering free weight management classes," said Lynda Mayberry, owner of Curves of Barnesville. "This dynamic program and the book are brand-new, and packed with cutting-edge information and lots of practical advice that women can use immediately. Every woman who is even thinking about losing weight should definitely check out the free classes." "Our first PM meeting will feature a guest speaker who has successfully followed the Curves plan and lost over 90 pounds! Plus both classes will feature additional testimonials from successful weight loss members.

Curves of Barnesville will be offering classes January 12 at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Special topics class will meet the following Monday, Jan. 19 at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and will last a half-hour.

For more information, contact Lynda Mayberry at 740-425-9177 or barnesvillecurves@yahoo.com.

About Curves

Curves works every major muscle group with a complete 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also works to help women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism with its groundbreaking, scientifically proven method that ends the need for perpetual dieting. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to around 4 million women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first time. With nearly 10,000 locations worldwide, Curves is the world's largest fitness franchise. For more information, please visit: www.curves.com.