Cuts & Curves Fitness

Someone like you, in your corner, cheering you on, answering your questions, 
and guiding you through one of the most emotional battles in life...

My Weight Loss Journey


An Idea is Born

My name is Estee Ratliff and I'm a 30-something born, raised, & still residing in Philadelphia, PA. I've constantly had battles with my weight since the 4th grade. In the 10th grade, I blew up to a whopping 26/28, 280 lbs. At that time I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disease.

At age 19 I started exercising 5 days a week. Doing that for a few months, I lost 20 lbs, became a size 22/24 and my Fibromyalgia went into remission. I started going back to school and enjoying my adult life.

Getting Started

At the age of 21 I started working out on my own again and I was happily getting into a size 20. It didn't take too long for me to become lackadaisical and slowly creep back into a size 22/24.

At the age of 24 I finally decided that I couldn't do this anymore! I was out of breathe and out of shape. I watoo young for that! It just clicked one day and I started going back to the gym in July 2006. I figured out that I wasn't really a "gym" person, as I was easily swayed from going to the gym everyday, so I started my love of workout dvds and my 'home gym'... my living room and dvd player!