New fitness center opens

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 1, 2007

Contours Express, a new fitness center for women, will open Tuesday at 331 Faith Road in the Innes Street Market.

Owned and operated by Kathy Primavera of Salisbury, the center will offer customized strength-training circuit workouts.

“Whether they are looking to tone, lose inches or simply live stronger daily lives, Contours Express’ 29-minute workouts will help the women of Salisbury better themselves inside and out,” Primavera said, while fitting into their busy lifestyles.

The fitness center will personalize a fitness program not just for exercise, but for health and wellness, she said. It will offer circuit training, cardio fitness and a butt-n-gut program.

“It will help women with arthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and fibromyalgia. Our goal is to monitor women’s progress from week to week so that together we can see the progress our program is doing for each individual,” she said.

Primavera has fibromyalgia herself and has improved her strength through exercise. She was motivated to help others “when I realized how much I can do now that I’m on an exercise program to build strength and keep my muscles from being stiff and achy.”

The center has strength-training machines to help build bone density and prevent osteoporosis. Primavera said the focus for most women has shifted from wanting to lose weight to more concern for overall health. The center’s machines are specifically designed for women.

Monica Bruns of Salisbury, who was trained at Contours’ headquarters in Kentucky, is the center’s assistant manager.

The Salisbury Contours Express Club offers free trial workouts. For more information, call 704-642-0095.

Stanly surgeon

Dr. James B. DeTorre, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, is joining the staff of Stanly Regional Medical Center.

DeTorre will also see patients at Albemarle Orthopedics & Sports Medicine on the first floor of the Yadkin Medical Office Building, 105 Yadkin St.

Previously in an orthopedics and sports medicine practice in Hilton Head, S.C., DeTorre earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. He later completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Detorre grew up in Albemarle and is a graduate of Albemarle High School. He is also certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

He will work with Dr. Joseph Zucker, also a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

RCCC focus of meet The Cabarrus County Leadership Association, a local chapter of the National Management Association, will meet Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Cabarrus Business and Technology Center, 660 Parkway Ave., Concord.

After dinner, the presentation will be on the available resources of RCCC’s Continuing Education program.

The meeting is open to non-members for a nominal fee for the meal. For reservations or information, contact Daniel Criscoe at 704-722-2059.

Chamber breakfast

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Legislative issues breakfast is Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn.

Sen. Andrew Brock and Reps. Lorene Coates and Fred Steen have confirmed attendance. Each legislator will have 10 minutes to discuss issues important to the business community, followed by questions from the audience.

Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required by calling 704-633-4221 or e-mailing info@

Genesis service pins

Genesis HealthCare in Mooresville recently awarded service pins to the following employees for their years of service:

10 years: Amanda Turner, Kay White and Sheri Cashion.

Five years: Virginia Carnevale, Sandra Yount, Alfreda McClain and Latonia Summers.

Three years: Dawn Gray, Susan Weatherford, Laura Adams, Barbara Goodman, Donna Parks, Marissa Boone and Taresa Seda.

One year: Monja Hairston, Jennifer Small, Brigette Clontz, Megan Heslop, Teresa McLaughlin, Michelle Oakley, Tonya Mayhew, Darlene Price, Jacqueline Schaefer, Siti Gray, Edna McIver, Halina Brengel, Lisa Brown and Susan Gilday.