Frisco Curves owner honored by clients with thank-you party |

Frisco Curves owner honored by clients with thank-you party

Breeana Laughlin
Summit Daily/Breeana Laughlin

Dozens of women gathered around a table full of brightly colored fruits, veggies and hors d’oeuvres.

It was a change of pace from the usual scene inside Frisco’s Curves building. But the constant at the establishment always has been a sense of camaraderie, Curves members say.

The women came together to surprise Curves owner Carla Erickson. She has shut the building’s doors, but members say her impact on the community will be long lasting.

“She has been such a fabulous influence on my life,” said Bonni Vanburen.

“I really feel like she has changed me and changed how I think about myself.”

Members say the establishment is more than just a gym; it has become a community within the community.

“We all support each other,” said Kristi Blincoe, a Curves member for 16 years. “We are each other’s shrinks.”

Erickson, who was nearly brought to tears by the surprise party held in her honor, said she was happy to have formed such a strong bond with Summit County women.

“My goal is to help woman be strong, so they can help their families and other people in the community do the things they’ve always wanted to do,” she said.

Healthy living is about more than just stepping on a scale, the fitness professional said.

“It’s not necessarily to be a pencil-thin person; it’s to be a strong person,” she said.

Erickson said the women involved with Curves will continue to get together for hiking, yoga and other activities, and will support each other in spite of the facility’s closing.

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