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June 08, 2017

Judy Block hit quite the milestone recently.

When The Telegraph caught up with her on Thursday, she’d just signed off on her 1818th Curves workout since 2008.

For Judy, it’s as much about the enjoyment she gets from attending the gym as it is the fitness.

‘‘It’s a great place to come and I’ve got some great friends that I’ve made here too, so it’s not just the fitness, it’s the social side of it as well,’’ Judy said.

‘‘When it first opened I happened to be driving past with my daughter so I came in and I liked what I saw.

‘‘It’s not treadmills, it’s not lifting weights, it’s just enjoyable.’’

Curves Seymour will celebrate its 10th birthday in December. Judy has been one of its valued clients almost from the start and is the womens-only gym’s longest-serving member.

While many people join gyms and before long, the novelty wears off, motivation has never been an issue for Judy.

She works out five days a week, and even when she’s away on holiday — Judy is a regular traveller — she ensures she has time for a workout.

‘‘We travel a bit, and the one thing I’ve enjoyed about Curves is I’ve been able to go to Curves in Canberra, all up the east coast, far north Queensland and South Australia. When you join Curves you can go to any Curves around the country, which I think is great,’’ she said.

Curves is unlike a regular gym.

Instead, it is famous for its quick, 30-minute circuit that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching.

Since joining the gym, Judy has enjoyed not only weight loss, but increased strength, and she encourages all local women to give Curves a try.

‘‘The trainers here are so helpful and well trained,’’ she said.

‘‘If you’re interested in getting fit and losing weight, then come along, but remember it’s a slow process, it’s incremental and it doesn’t just come after the first week.’’

●Curves Seymour can be found at 4-45 Wallis St, Seymour. Phone 57921666 for more information.

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