Contours Express

Franchise Costs

Total Investment:$55,720 - $95,420
Franchise Fee:$18,000

Franchisee Options

Financing:Available
Training:Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Contours Express
Home Office:Springfield, MO

About Contours Express

Contours Express is a 29-fitness workout program for women contained in a specialized gym with stations designed for each exercise. Our customers move from station to station in a specific circuit routine that focuses on aerobic and weight resistance. No matter what level of strength or fitness someone is, they can complete the workout and build up their bodies, making this the ideal workout program for everyone from ordinary people with busy schedules to extremely fit athletes that want to hone their bodies further.

Values & History

A business system created by women for women. But if you are a man you are more than welcome to join our team of business owners and run your own Contours Express. We value all of our partners.

A main component, and the primary reason, why this is a fitness concept that really works for the female body is that, unlike many competitors, we skip the usage of hydraulic systems in favor of real weights, which provides greater results.

Our fast-paced rotation keeps it moving. Women like to have fun while they are working out. Switching gears between aerobics and weight resistance at a challenging yet doable pace that allows women to work out various parts of their body and gain stamina and cardio simultaneously.

While men can certainly sign up and gain a lot from our system, our demographic and entire system is geared towards how a woman's body specifically works. That is our core value and keeping our focus is why the business has succeeded as wildly as it has for 15 years.

Industry Performance

In 2004 Small Business Opportunities Magazine labeled Contours Express "Number 1 business to start." Fifteen years later, we are not just going strong, we have mastered the art of opening franchises and keeping them profitable. 90% of our franchisees have kept their Contours Express gyms open for a decade or longer. This is in stark contrast to business enterprises and start-ups as a whole.

We provide incredible value at an affordable franchise fee with low overhead and a proven system that will get members. Unlike giant, generalized gym platforms, you only need 200 customers to make a Contours Express profitable. That kind of margin is seldom seen.

It's all because of our specialized format. Customers find the service to be inexpensive, a great advantage. From a business perspective, we keep the costs in line so that we maximize profitability. It's a formula that is a win-win for everyone.

Purchasing a Contours Express Franchise

A wonderful aspect to our business is how easy it is for someone who has never previously been a business owner to succeed. A lot of Contours Express owners are nurses and teachers who wanted to strike out on their own.

Our stations are easy to manage. Our business and fitness system are manageable for anyone to learn, and once women realize there is a Contours Express near them and check it out, the word-of-mouth business usually explodes rapidly.

We're not trying to brag, but when you have done as well as we have in building a brand name that has proven longevity while we have seen the rise and fall of so many competitors, we know that this is a strong business enterprise for franchisees to buy into.

It is also ideal that you don't need a massive amount of square footage for our rotation workout stations. That keeps the cost of space down both initially and as you grow your business.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

If you are outgoing, love fitness, and want to own a business that will be truly yours while having the security of knowing that you are offering a service that people genuinely want and which actually works at creating healthier, stronger bodies, then this might be the business opportunity you've been searching for.

Our start-up franchise fee is only $18,000 which is a low price for a proven brand. After that, it really only takes about $55,000 to open a Contours Express. Many of our competitors require two to three times that kind of investment on pre-start up costs.

Training & Support

We will walk you through everything you need to do before start-up and teach you all the aspects of our 29-minute workout program. An expansion of our franchise is very important to our business. Because of that, we will have a vested interest in ensuring that you are more than ready by your grand opening.

The support you'll get from the home office is one of the primary reasons that our franchisees have experienced so much stability as they start bringing in those first few clients to where their gyms are booming with activity. You will be part of the team, and we won't let you down. We'll guide you every step of the way until you are perfectly comfortable and every day at the gym is comfortable and fun.

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Available In:

Contours Express is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming