One of the great things about Curves Fitness franschise is the relatively low start up costs.In 1992 Curves Fitness franchise came to life. Gary Heavin took over a fitness center on the brink of being shit down. Within just five years the center had not only become financially stable but Heavin’s also opened another six gyms.
However things took a turn for the worst and the gyms went broke. This didn’t deter Heavin’s, with a wealth of experience he started up a second chain of fitness centers learning from all the mistakes from the first and in 1992 the first Curves was establised — a women’s only gym. Just 3 years later Curves was so successful it became fully franchised. Now, there are nearly 10,000 franchises world wide.
Total investment required starts from around $38,000 to $53,000 (US), with an ongoing royalty fee of 5% to 6%. You will need at least $50,000 cash liquidity and at least $75,000 net worth if you want to start a Curves Fitness franchise.
Interestingly over 50% of all all Curves franchise owner own more than one franchise, which is testament to the success of the franchise. Full training is given both at head quarters and on site. There is also ongoing support and a full marketing campaign from regional to national advertising.