Contours Express

Contours Express

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Initial Investment

LOW: $65,000
HIGH: $95,000

Change in Units

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1998

Franchising Since

1998 (18 Years)

Corporate Address

156 Imperial Wy. Nicholasville, KY 40356

CEO

Daren Carter

About Contours Express

Contours Express is an internationally franchised system of women's gyms that uses only weight-bearing equipment specially designed and sized for women.

Members follow a 29-minute cue tape that moves them through aerobic stations and strength-training machines. A fitness trainer--the franchisee or an employee--assists the members during their workouts, providing motivation and other services. Gyms range between 1,200 square feet and 1,500 square feet in size.

The company began its first run of newly branded national TV advertising in 2006. The franchisor is also forming regional marketing cooperatives. Franchisees are offered extensive training and ongoing marketing support.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$65,000 - $95,000

Net-worth Requirement

$100,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$25,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$18,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

$395/mo.

Financing Options

Contours Express has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 116

Lowest Rank: 495

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 3 days

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Additional Training: Ongoing training seminars

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 2

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Updated: September 17th, 2012

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