Curves Franchise

Women-only fitness center

At the age of 20, pre-med student Gary Heavin had taken over a failing fitness center in Houston, turning the business around and, within five years, opened six more centers. After 10 years and 17 centers, Heavin's business went under. Not wanting to give up, Heavin took lessons from the strengths and weaknesses of his first chain and decided to open a second. In 1992, Heavin opened Curves for Women, a women-only fitness center, in Harlingen, Texas. The company began franchising in 1995.

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How much does it cost to open a Curves Franchise?

The investment required to open a Curves Franchise is between $115,600-$243,200. There is an initial franchise fee of $39,900 which grants you the license to run a business under the Curves name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    5 years

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Curves News & Press Releases

When did the first Curves open? 1992
When did Curves start Franchising? 1995

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 7860 726 800 0
2004 7044 641 324 0
2003 5205 498 130 0
2002 3130 295 21 0
2001 1742 109 6 0
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

At regional meetings (full day), convention (3 days), local events (1 day)

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

50% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (70% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Financially stable

  • Your income potential as a Curves Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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