Maryann Curtis: Athlete for Life, Retired Beauty Executive, and Functional Fitness Devotee

Maryann Curtis: Athlete for Life, Retired Beauty Executive, and Functional Fitness Devotee

Can you adopt a new exercise regimen at 65?  Absolutely!  Maryann Curtis is living proof.  She’s not only an InstaPhysique devotee but also a walking billboard for the amazing changes you will see when you put in the work.

Maryann is the co-founder of Nova Salon Systems Inc and a new puppy owner.  When the new puppy was running circles around her, she realized it was time to find something new.  As fate would have it, a friend introduced her to Insta at just the right time.

Tell us about your first class:

The very first class kicked my butt from here to Mars.  I said, “This is a game changer.”  I was addicted immediately.  It was a struggle.  I had to sit in my car for 5 minutes before I felt like I could drive home. I knew this was the whole thing wrapped up in 40 minutes.

Front or Back Platform?

I like them both.  I’m never really sure which is harder.  I think it’s the back.  When I’m on the back more, and then I go to the front, it’s easier.  But it’s never easy.

My happy place is…

The fact that even though I’m doing Lagree, I can use my breath to help me push and give me more oxygen.  It also calms you down. 

I knew I loved Insta when…

Within the first five minutes of the first class.  It was challenging.  It was everything I knew I needed.  It showed me my weak points.  It made me realize I wasn’t doing any cardio.  I love the TEACHERS and the camaraderie of all the ladies. 

What is the first thing you did this morning?

I wake up, and I read the NY Times.  Actually, first thing is I take the puppy out.  Then I get everything squared away in the house and then I’m on the road (to Insta).  I get there early because I like to wiggle around and I have a favorite spot.  I stare at the H (on the blue wall in Roseville).

What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?

Talked my future husband, brother in law and sister in law into starting a business, Mamini Corporation, Nova Salon Systems, Joico hair products.  Oh, and I’ve jumped out of airplanes. 

Want to know more about this Insta Squad champ?  Follow her on Instagram @maryannmgc or book a sweat session at Instaphysique.



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To Our Beloved Community,

Due to the ongoing developments of COVID-19, we made the extremely difficult decision to temporarily close both studios effective March 17th, until further notice.


We are still hard at work (remotely!) reimagining INSTA and creating content to keep you active and connected.


You can now join us for live streaming workouts from the comfort of your home! Our INSTA Virtual Fitness & Lifestyle Platform provides you with top-notch, no equipment needed at home workouts, stretching and motivation to stay physically fit, mentally sane and emotionally healthy. We’re talking ‘INSTA-inspired’ high intensity + low impact workouts, on-demand stretching, breath work and meditation classes, lifestyle hacks to develop healthy habits at this time, workouts with your kids, guest coaches, recipes, health hacks and community partnerships.



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The sense of community we have all fostered is for moments like these. We can’t wait to be back on the Mega stronger than ever. For now, we will be moving, laughing, learning and going on this journey…together!

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p.s. To the healthcare workers serving on the front line of this pandemic, we are offering two 15-minute FREE classes per week focused on mental restoration, flexibility and core strengthening…created solely for you. Although it feels like we can’t do much right now, we can show up to support you in our own way. If you are a doctor, nurse or hospital professional click here for more information. 

With Gratitude,
Amy & The Insta Squad