mindset for strength

Attitude is everything - A positive mental attitude can be deliberately built.

We’ve identified three types of exercise mindsets and goals that could help you re-frame your mindset for strength - one or more may feel familiar. Re-frame your mindset for strength.

Inner Critic
Are you a perfectionist? Being a perfectionist doesn’t mean you’re perfect; it’s about being hypercritical and judgmental of yourself. If so, you’re probably an Inner Critic. You may minimize your best efforts or blame your lapses on character defects or lack of willpower.
Goal: Learn to love yourself and focus on self-acceptance. Give yourself credit for each rep and every workout you complete!
Do you tend to put everyone’s needs before your own? Self-sacrificers often juggle multiple roles - spouse, parent, professional, caregiver - and never have time for themselves. Stress can build up without healthy outlets to relieve it.
Goal: Create “me” time, and focus on self-care. The Curves total body workout is just 30 minutes out of your day!
All or Nothing Exercisers
Do you take an “all-or-nothing” approach to working out? All or Nothing Exercisers often feel that there is no in between and when they miss their Monday workout, their week is thrown off track and they have to wait until next week to restart their routine.
Goal: Focus on a more flexible approach and remember working out three to four days per week at Curves, no matter the days, will help keep you on track for success.

strong nutrition

Working out on an empty stomach is rarely a good idea because you need to make sure you have enough fuel to get through your workout.

Eating certain types of foods before and after your strength training workout can provide your body with the energy it needs to perform at its best and also recover properly. With Curves Complete we'll teach you how to eat out or cook at home and provide recipes and shopping lists to make healthy meal planning simple.

One of every three women will experience fractures as a result of osteoporosis. Because adequate calcium and vitamin D are key to the prevention of osteoporosis, that statistic alone makes calcium a must-have component of your diet.

A woman’s body is usually 50-55% water. Water performs these essential functions: it helps you better digest food, flushes your system, replenishes your nutrients quicker, and helps protect the kidneys, which detoxify the body. It even regulates your temperature. It’s important to drink adequate water every day and that amount varies from person to person.

Fiber is a very important part of our diet. Adequate amounts of fiber can have a positive impact on diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer, gastrointestinal diseases and weight management. Individuals who consume high fiber diets are better able to maintain their weight, experience better appetite control, and may absorb less calories.

Protein is vital for increasing muscle and protecting metabolism, especially when losing weight. Consuming additional protein when losing weight enables the body to retain more lean muscle tissue and burn more fat. It is important to maintain muscle tissue as you lose weight because muscle is the key to metabolism. Muscle burns calories all day long - even when you are at rest.