Curves women's health club has a new location in the office group at 686-672 Miami St.
Cecilia Fruth, who has owned the business since 2007, said Curves has been in Tiffin since 2002.
"My lease was up, so I was looking for something different," she said. "I wanted to be able to put my touch on things."
After the decision was made, she said renovation took about six months.
"This was just an empty building," she said. "He (the owner) had to gut out the inside and he built it the way we wanted it."
She moved the equipment in a week ago and the exercise never stopped.
Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. For more information, call (419) 443-9200.
The interior is designed to be motivational as women arrive to exercise, Fruth said.
"I love it," she said. "When the sun shines in those front windows, it's like standing in a bright sunflower field."
The walls are painted a bright green color called Twist of Lime, she said.
"It all complements the sunny effect," she said. "It's to keep you motivated, keeps you happy, keeps you moving."
The Curves program uses a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that work every major muscle group, plus recovery areas that keep the heart rate in a target training zone between machines.
In addition to the circuit, the Tiffin location offers zumba, an hourlong Latin-style dance routine with instructor Monica Guttierez of Fostoria. Classes are 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, as well as 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
"She teaches you steps, and we do about 15 steps," Fruth said. "You're moving all the time. It's another way of helping us burn off some calories, burn off some weight."
Fruth said she also has walking tapes available.
She said it's a good place for exercise as the weather turns colder.
"It's another way to burn calories and strengthen muscles," she said. "When you can't get outside, you can come in here."
Fruth said a few of the benefits of exercise are helping with weight loss and lowering blood pressure and triglycerides.
"There' s just a lot of health benefits to exercise," she said.
She hopes the proximity to Tiffin University will be convenient for students.
"I'm hoping this location will pick up a few extra people," she said. "We'd love to have them."
Women ages 14 and older are welcome.
"I wouldn't turn a man away," she said. "But I think he would be a little uncomfortable with all these girls.
"I always offer a free week," she said. "If you're interested, come out and try it."
Cost is $34 a month for a 12-month contract.
In addition to exercise, Fruth offers a chi room.
"It's a relaxation room where they can go in, turn on some low music and crawl under the infrared lamp and heal," she said. "It's time for themselves."
Curves also offers weight loss classes open to the public.
"I like to pamper my girls," Fruth said. "We work hard and deserve some pampering."