24 July 2013 08:45 | By Alyssa Woo, xinmsn Sports
Fitness tips for your body type: Curvy & Thick

Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women!



Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Getty Images)
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  • Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Getty Images)
  • Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Getty Images)
  • Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Getty Images)
  • Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Corbis)
  • Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Getty Images)
  • Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Getty Images)
  • Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Getty Images)
  • Ever wondered why your gym buddy reaps more benefits from the same workouts as you, while you don’t see much progress after 2 weeks? The answer lies in your body type – this week we look at workouts for curvy and fleshy women! (© Getty Images)
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Curvy or pear-shaped women

Curvy or pear-shaped women, clinically termed Gynaeoid, have tapered small waists in comparison with their hips. They usually have small to medium shoulders, and contrary to popular belief, not all curvy women have a full bust. The main difference between the two is that pear-shaped women have a smaller top compared to their bottom, while curvy women have a balanced hourglass figure.

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