Contours Express Franchise

Women-only fitness center

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After operating coed clubs, working as consultants and working in other areas of the fitness industry, Daren Carter, Mike Widener and Charlie Woodward joined forces to create a fitness center just for women. In 1998, the partners founded Contours Express, a women-only center catering to towns with populations too small to support a full-scale, coed gym.

Contours Express members follow a 29-minute cue tape that keeps them moving through aerobic stations and strength training machines. A fitness trainer (the franchisee or an employee) works with the members during their workouts, providing motivation and other services.

Clubs, which are usually located in strip centers, are about 1,200 square feet in size and can accommodate up to 20 members at a time.

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How much does it cost to open a Contours Express Franchise?

The investment required to open a Contours Express Franchise is between $35,000-$50,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $12,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Contours Express name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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Contours Express News & Press Releases

When did the first Contours Express open? 1998
When did Contours Express start Franchising? 1998

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 325 30 25 0
2004 255 19 3 0
2003 108 3 0 0
2002 51 0 0 0
2001 25 0 0 9
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet

# Protected Territory
# 5 days of Training at Contours Express University
# 3-Day Training at your gym
# Adjustable Weight Stack Equipment
# 16 Stations - 4 extra stations optional
# Butt-n-Gut cd
# Preferred Vendor Discounts
# Unlimited Ongoing Training
# Advertising and Marketing Advice
# 24/7 Online Marketing Materials Library
# Personal Gym Website
# Prepared PowerPoint Marketing Presentations
# Nutritional Counseling Program - C.O.R.E.
# Site Selection Assistance

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50% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (50% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Contours Express Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Contours Express

Contours Express

Contours Express
156 Imperial Wy.
Nicholasville, KY


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