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Curves
Women's fitness & weight-loss center

About
Founded

1992

Franchising Since

1995 (23 Years)

Corporate Address

100 Ritchie Rd.
Woodway, TX 76712

CEO

Gary Heavin

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$31,825 - $39,100

Net-worth Requirement

$75,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$50,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$24,900 - $24,900

Ongoing Royalty Fee

to 6%

Ad Royalty Fee

to 3%

Financing Options

Curves offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

4 days

Classroom Training:

1 week

Additional Training:

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

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

2

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $31,825 High - $39,100
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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