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International franchise opens women's gym in Abuja

27 April 2016, 20:15

Abuja - Female fitness fanatics have received a major boost after one of the world’s largest fitness franchises, Curves International, launched an outlet in Abuja.

Also known as Curves for Women or Curves Fitness, the United States organisation operates fitness centres catering for women.

US Deputy Chief of Mission to Nigeria, Maria Brewer, has opened the Abuja facility located in Apo Legislative Quarters.

She said the presence in Nigeria would benefit both nations and would extend quality services and innovative solutions for the well-being of Nigerian.

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The envoy highlighted the importance of a healthy lifestyle and eating patterns, and how they can prevent chronic diseases like type diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.

“By focusing on a small shift in our daily routines, what we eat and drink, and how we exercise, we recognize that we can manage living healthy lives and bring about lasting improvements in individual and population health," Brewer said.

Emma Esinnah, Country Director of Curves International, said  the franchise had a great potential to assist Nigeria in conserving much of the foreign exchange expended on medical tourism.

“At a time of lean resources like this period in Nigeria, prevention of these ailments through weight management and lifestyle changes would be a safer and more practical approach to the containment of the outflows for medical tourism,” Esinnah said.

Curves which was founded in 1992.

It has over 7 000 outlets in 94 countries.

It entered Nigeria in July last year when it opened its model office in Lekki, Lagos.

- CAJ News

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