Franchise Opportunities

Why Consider a Fitness Franchise? Consider some facts about franchising:

  • According to the United States Department of Commerce, 90% of franchise businesses are still operating after 10 years, but 82% of independent businesses fail. In fact, franchises represent 40% of all sales in the United States, while representing only 8% of all businesses.
  • Contours Express offers you the opportunity to be your own boss, and build your own successful business based on your hard work. Your success is enhanced as well by the successes of other franchisees without any extra effort from you.
  • Consumers are drawn towards a well-established brand and tend to have more confidence in something they recognize, and Contours Express offers you that advantage.

How does Contours Express differ from other fitness centers designed for women?

  • While there are some fundamental differences in our philosophy and franchise structure, the most obvious difference is our fitness franchise equipment.
  • Unlike many other women's fitness programs, Contours Express does not use the less expensive hydraulic equipment, as studies show women quickly reach their maximum capacity when using hydraulic equipment and no longer get results from their workouts.
  • Contours Express designed their equipment with a weight resistance system that allows ladies to adjust the intensity of their workout.
  • Although more expensive than hydraulic equipment, the value of providing both positive and negative weight resistance in our exclusive weight-bearing machines can't be measured in just dollars and cents. We feel it is critical to provide an easy-to-use workout that can grow with each member.  

What makes a Contours Express fitness franchise work?

  • Our fitness program is designed especially for women! Studies show that the majority of women prefer to exercise and are more comfortable in an environment designed specifically for them. It's fast and fun!
  • Our sixteen-piece training circuit alternates strength training machines with aerobic stations. A cue tape keeps members moving through the circuit at a fast pace while a fitness trainer provides motivation. After only 29 minutes, members of all fitness levels have strengthened, shaped, and toned all their major muscle groups, worked their cardiovascular system, and burned hundreds of calories.

We have a proven system!

  • Proven systems are more effective and improve your chances for success.
  • You will be professionally trained with easy-to-use workbooks, manuals, and videos covering general business, sales and marketing, nutritional guidance, and exercise principals and techniques.

We provide ongoing support!

  • We understand that our success is directly determined by your success, and we are committed to supporting you. Our services do not stop after your Contours Express club is up and running.
  • We provide toll-free phone or email support in order to answer your questions.
  • You will have access to an on-line marketing library with camera-ready newspaper ads and flyers and internal and external promotions designed to generate new business, all available on-line 24 hours a day.
  • You will receive a monthly newsletter that includes ideas to increase membership, improve services to club members, and information on trends in the fitness industry.
  • You'll have access to our company forums and intranet, where franchises share ideas among themselves, leveraging the power of numbers and technology.

You can start your own business with a small investment!

  • The cost of a Contours Express franchise varies slightly by country (use the selection box at the top of the page) but includes our sixteen piece circuit, shipping, cue tape, and wall charts.
  • Your initial franchise fee also includes 5 days of "Contours Express University" at Contours Express Worldwide Headquarters and on-site support from a corporate trainer for your grand opening.

Do I need business or fitness experience?

  • No! When you purchase a Contours Express franchise, we assume that you have no background or knowledge in business or in the fitness industry. Our extensive training is organized accordingly. You'll leave with all the tools and materials necessary to open and operate your new Contours Express Fitness Club!

How does Contours Compare to Curves for Women franchises?

  • We are #2 to Curves for Women in the USA. That being said, we feel that our program better serves the franchisees in every way, not to mention offering the members a better workout for better results.