New Milford Curves is celebrating a significant achievement in the local fitness center's history.

ACE-certified trainer Michaela Hastings and Cooper Institute-certified owner Patti Garland recently accomplished a goal by completing the Curves International Cleveland clinic Curves complete certification.

"This is a quite an accomplishment for us," Ms. Garland said.

The milestone is not only cause for celebration for the New Milford Curves, but also acts as an example for members.

"We think this proves that no matter what your goal is -- whether it's losing 50 pounds or studying for a major certification -- everything can be accomplished with small, reasonable goals and perseverance," Ms. Garland said.

The Cleveland clinic Curves complete program incorporates three key components of a successful weight management plan and is designed to help dieters lose up to 20 pounds and 20 inches in 90 days.

Those three components are diet, exercise and motivation.

"Losing weight isn't easy," Ms. Garland said. "It takes a commitment and it takes a plan. That's why Curves developed Curves Complete."

"The heart of this program is the one-on-one coaching," she said. "That is the key. ... It provides the support and motivation."

For more information, call 860-354-4513, stop by the studio at 80 Park Lane (Route 202) or visit www.newmilfordcurves.com.