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Curves Offers Weight-Loss Alternative for Women

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Curves Offers Weight-Loss Alternative for Women

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Curves Offers Weight-Loss Alternative for Women

Curves Offers Weight-Loss Alternative for Women

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Many health clubs lure customers by offering perks such as juice bars, massages and hot tubs. But Curves, a fast-growing franchise offering women a simple cross-training regimen, lacks such amenities. It doesn't even have showers. Laura Sydell reports.