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Contours Express
Women's fitness center

Contours Express
Women's fitness center

About
Founded

1998

Franchising Since

1998 (20 Years)

Corporate Address

156 Imperial Wy.
Nicholasville, KY 40356

CEO

Daren Carter

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 - $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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

3 days

Classroom Training:

5 days

Additional Training:

Ongoing training seminars

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

2

Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $65,000 High - $95,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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