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.
$31,825 - $39,100
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Curves offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
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Training Onsite: 4 days
Training at headquarters: 1 week
Additional Training: At regional meetings (full day), convention (3 days), local events (1 day)
José Antonio Barrera, Director de Curves para Latinoamérica, explica sobre el concepto de esta franquicia de gimnasios especializados en mujeres, con ciclos de entrenamiento de 30 minutos. En México y Centroamérica, hay 250 centros.
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