The Science Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance and counsel on strengthening Curves program offerings and initiatives. With their leadership in science, research, and the fitness industry, Curves mission to strengthen women through relevant fitness and wellness solutions provides the best in cutting-edge programming. From endorsements of Curves Health & Wellness Education Series to innovations to our strength training program, our close relationship with this advisory team results in the latest in technology, functional fitness, and wellness solutions for our members getting real results to live their best life.
Jenice Mattek is a licensed clinical practitioner and co-author of What Lies Beneath: The Under-Realized Effects of Breast, Abdominal, and Pelvic Surgeries. The first book of its type ever published to help women understand and actively overcome the symptoms they experience post-surgery. Coupled with her degree in occupational therapy, Jenice empowers women to take control of their health care, and their bodies through knowledge and exercise so they can successfully return to the activities of life that they need, want, and love to do. Jenice continues to reach more women with this message by teaching other health and fitness professionals working with women post-surgery and injury. She owns and operates a successful practice in Chicago with her husband, Dr. Evan Osar. When not in practice, you can find Jenice traveling the world, teaching, or enjoying time with friends and family.
Lindsay Vastola is a fitness entrepreneur, coach, and motivational speaker with a passion for helping success-driven women discover the power of their personal and professional potential. After leaving her NYC-corporate career in 2007, she founded Body Project, a company dedicated to offering fitness and mindset programs for women. A sought-after speaker and coach, Lindsay energizes audiences through entertaining story, proven science, and simple strategy. Lindsay is a keynote speaker and consultant across industries, and has been featured in Shape, Livestrong, and other national media for her unique approach to achieving personal potential through physical and mental fitness.
Dr. Richard Kreider serves as Professor, Executive Director of the Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF), and Director of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab at Texas A&M University. Since 2003, Dr. Kreider and his Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory team have been researching the safety and efficacy of the Curves fitness and weight loss program examining the short and long-term impact of women participating in the Curves program. ESNL researchers continue to publish important papers from the wealth of data collected, and this work has literally impacted the lives of millions of women in over 78 countries worldwide.
Dr. Cody Sipe has an extensive background in the fitness industry with 20 years of experience as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, program director, exercise physiologist and club owner. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research in the physical therapy program at Harding University. He has spent his career researching, developing and practicing the most effective training strategies to improve function in older adults and co-founded the Functional Aging Institute in 2013.