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Tech Center adds Curve appeal
RUMFORD- This Saturday, a new business is moving into the River Valley Technology Center and leaving only one vacant space left for rental.
Kathy Andrews will be seen moving her exercise equipment in to set up shop for Curves.
“I'm very excited,” stated Andrews, who bought Curves of Mexico a little over two years ago now. “It's been great to work with all these women, but I think I can capitalize on the traffic that goes into the Rumford Business District, not to mention the 28,000-plus people who visit the tech center each year.”
Andrews brings with her the veteran-workout crew of Connie Venskus, Cindy Welch and Sue Bousquet, who have been with Curves since it first came to town in 2004. She will also have her team of trainers, which consists of Sarah Vine, Connie Breton and Kelly Kneeland.
Andrews has also networked with Karen Mann of River Valley Zumba to provide her clients with a Zumba workout twice a week to begin and depending if it takes off, will be offered more often.
Mann noted, “As you know, the Zumba Fitness program is based on the principal that a workout should be fun so that participants adhere to a program that helps them achieve life-long health benefits. It's hard to be diligent to a program if you get bored with it. The thrill of the music is what keeps Zumba lovers motivated.”
Mann has her certificates in Basic, Gold and Zumbatomic for kids, allowing her to adapt class intensity to adjust to the participants needs. During any class, a participant can always choose their own level of performance to suit their own physical and individual needs.
When asked about what motivated her to teach Zumba, Mann stated, “I have something to offer folks, young and old. In my classes, I get to hear music and laughter. I get to see a people having fun and I get to teach them something about themselves that they didn't know they could do.”
In regards to how the tech center became the new home for Curves, Administrative Assistant Beverly Crosby noted, “The tech center is a great option for Kathy's business. It just happened that Jim Rinaldo was working with a business looking to move onto Rt. 2 and knowing the need for Kathy to move, her space was mentioned to this new business, which they jumped at.”
With the addition of Curves, foot traffic in the building will increase to estimated 48,000 people annually coming and going in the building.
“We feel Curves will be a great compliment to the other health care related agencies already doing business here,” noted Crosby. “It is believed Curves' membership will increase by being downtown and several employees in the building are very interested in joining.”
The Curves' lease leaves the tech center with one space being left available. The last space consists of about 660 square feet and is a prime space with windows and the monthly rent includes heat/AC, electric, broadband internet, wireless, 24-7 access, loading dock, handicap accessible, janitorial services and mail pick up/drop off.
In addition, the center has desks, chairs and file cabinets available for use.
Other attractions for the building are the housing of the offices of the River Valley Growth Council, Career Center, Community Dental, Jim Smith LCPC, SCORE and Child Development Services.
There is also the partnership with Pennacook Art Center.
For more information, call Beverly at 369-0396.