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Curves Franchise Comparison

EQUIPMENT COMPARISONS

This chart covers frequently asked questions about the hydraulic exercise concept and how the different manufacturers compare to each other on such things as company history, how the cylinders work and warranties.It helps you analyze how Fast Fun Fitness compares to other companies in the hydraulic exercise industry, 30 minute workout centers and ladies only gyms such as Curves For Women, Fit Express, PACE, Contours, XpressShapes, Shapes Express, Slender Lady, Slim and Tone, Liberty Fitness, Express Fit, Fitness Express, Lady Workout Express, Lady of America, Weight-A-Minute, Inches-A-Weigh, Hydra-tone, Shape30, Figure Magic, Curve Master, Go Figure, The Blitz for men.

COMPANY COMPARISONS

What about:

Type of Business, Fees and Royalties

Type of equipment they use"

Curves

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Manufacturer of non-adjustable equipment with automobile shock absorber.

Contours

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Uses selectorized weight stack equipment.

Fit Express

Private labels the same line design for several franchise companies, home and commercial fitness equipment dealers both in retail and on-line stores.

Manufacturer of equipment with automobile shock absorbers.

PACE

Private labels the same line design for franchise companies and stand alone operators.

Manufacturer of equipment with fluid controlled cylinder.

XpressShapes

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled Fit Express line w/automobile shock absorbers.

ShapesXpress

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled Fit Express line w/automobile shock absorbers.

Slender Lady

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Uses private labeled PACE equipment.

Slim and Tone

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled Fit Express line w/automobile shock absorbers.

Liberty Fitness

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private label exclusive manufacturer.

Express Fit

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled Fit Express line w/automobile shock absorbers.

Fitness Express

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled Fit Express line w/automobile shock absorbers.

Lady Workout Express

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled Fit Express line w/automobile shock absorbers.

Lady of America

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled Fit Express line w/automobile shock absorbers as well as selectorized equipment.

Weight-A-Minute

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Uses private labeled PACE equipment with fluid controlled cylinder.

Inches-A-Weigh

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Uses private labeled PACE equipment with fluid controller cylinder.

Hydra-tone

Resells line to franchise companies, retail dealers and stand alone operators.

Reseller of light weight equipment with fluid controlled cylinder.

Shape30

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled Fit Express line w/automobile shock absorbers.

Figure Magic

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

Private labeled PACE equipment with fluid controlled cylinders.

Curve Master

Private labels the same line for franchise companies, retail dealers and stand alone operators.

Manufacturer of equipment w/automobile shock absorbers.

Go Figure

Resells Wilder line to franchise companies, retail dealers, on-line stores and stand lone operators.

Reseller of equipment w/automobile shock absorbers.

Wilder Equipment

Private labels the same line design for several franchise companies, home and commercial fitness equipment dealers both in retail and on-line stores.

Manufacturer of equipment with automobile shock absorbers.

The Blitz (for men)

Franchise with royalties, advertising fund fee & other fees.

 Private labeled light weight design with non-adjustable cylinder .

Butterfly Life

It's a franchise with all the legal restrictions.

It has intimidating equipment, Weight stack equipment, Intimidating images for women, Men running the show.

Why Weight
  Uses a manufacturer that private labels for many other franchises. Fluid controlled cylinder.
Slender Lady
  Uses a manufacturer that private labels for many other franchises. Fluid controlled cylinder.
Shapes For Women
 

Uses a manufacturer that private labels for many other franchises. Fluid controlled cylinder.

Fast Fun Fitness

Not a franchise but a FUNchiseT All the benefits without the hassles. No franchise fees, royalties or on-going fees. A professional image with a sound system of operating. Turn-key packages. Optional designated trade areas, group buying discounts and co-op advertising.

Unique design, commercial grade heavy duty frames and upholstery can stand up to heavy use. Specialized hydraulic cylinders both fluid controlled and valve controlled resistance.

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The Curves For Women Business Opportunity:

 

Curves For Women is a franchise.

Curves For Women requires you to sign a 10-year franchise agreement.

Do you want to be involved in a franchise system?

Some people choose to get involved with a franchise system because they like the camaraderie it offers.

Fast Fun Fitness offers a Funchise T system that gives you the camaraderie you want with no long-term franchise agreement.

Do you need a franchise system?

Some people want a cookie cutter system so they don't have to re-invent the operational part of the business.

Fast Fun Fitness offers a proven system of operating with all the training and tools you will need to run your business.

The Curves For Women Franchise Fees:

 

Curve For Women requires you to pay an initial franchise fee.

Curves For Women requires you to pay monthly royalties.

Curves For Women requires you to pay other fees. (advertising fund fee, etc..)

Can you afford a franchise?

 

Your It Fast Fun Fitness investment is a one-time investment that will leave more money in your pocket at the end of the day with no upfront franchise fee and no on-going fees of any kind.

The Curves For Women Franchisee Purchasing Requirements:

 

Curves For Women requires you to purchase certain items you will need to operate your club through them or their approved vendors. (fitness equipment, club management software, etc..)

Curves For Women requires you to purchase anything with their logo on it from them or their approved vendor. (t-shirts, water bottles, supplements, etc.)

Are you okay with the purchasing requirements of a franchise?

 

With Fast Fun Fitness, we mean it when we say, "you have choices".

With no purchasing requirements you can purchase the items you like from whomever you choose. Even better, we are continually shopping around for more buying power and can offer you the lowest prices in the industry on all your club operational needs.

The Curves For Women Restrictions:

 

Curves For Women restricts the services you can offer in your fitness center.

Curves For Women restricts the products you can sell in your fitness business.

Curves For Women restricts the workout type you can offer to your members.

Curves For Women restricts the equipment you can offer to your clients.

Curves For Women restricts the weight management system or services you can offer to your clients.

Are you okay with the restrictions?

 

Fast Fun Fitness has no restrictions. You can do whatever is necessary to make your business the best it can be in today's competitive market. With Fast Fun Fitness you can offer your clients the best the fitness industry has to offer. We are continually researching new products, ideas, services and equipment to keep our club owners in the know. If you like, you can look to us to provide you with the latest fitness products, certifications, exercise and tanning equipment, alternative circuit training formats and tools and weight management systems just to name a few.

With no restrictions you can choose to offer the hours, classes or services to whomever you desire (children classes, co-ed hours, couples night, seniors hours).

The Curves For Women Exercise System:

The Curves workout is a 30-minute express circuit exercise program done on hydraulic fitness equipment.

The Curves fitness instructor teaches the members how to use the equipment.

The Curves 30-minute exercise program is led by an automated cue voice on a cd that tells the member when to move to the next workout station.

Curves members move from one station to the next in a circular format.

Curves members are on a workout station for 30 to 45 seconds, depending on which cue cd the instructor has chosen for that day.

Do you like their exercise system?

 

The hydraulic circuit training program is popular and it works! It's been around for over 25 years! Professional athletes have used it for over 20 years! Fitness centers starting offering it to their members over 15 years ago.

Fast Fun Fitness has perfected the hydraulic circuit program to get your members the maximum RESULTS they can achieve.

You can choose to run the automated cue format all the time or you can you can choose to add instructor led classes if you like; we'll teach you how.

It's vital for the long-term success of your fitness center business to get your members to continue their exercise program at your facility. To do this, they need to keep coming year after year. To keep them coming, you will need to offer them a reason. RESULTS!

Fast Fun Fitness can teach you how to keep your members getting results and keep them excited about their fitness center.

The Curves For Women Fitness Equipment:

The Curves For Women workout equipment has non-adjustable hydraulic cylinders. (automobile shock absorber type)

The Curves equipment's seat upholstery has a light weight vinyl.

The Curves equipment's seat padding is furniture grade foam, less than 2" thick.

The Curves torso twist (rotary torso) machine's body alignment may put too much stress on the back muscles and spine.

Do you like their equipment?

Most people are use to selecting the level of resistance or speed they feel will match their fitness level. Having user friendly adjustments on the equipment meets their expectations. Without adjustments, a stronger, more conditioned person wouldn't get enough resistance to advance to the next level of fitness and will most likely hit a plateau in their weight loss or fitness efforts. Likelihood is that they would try to get more resistance out of the cylinder by going faster and possibly shorten their range of motion which could be counter productive to the flexibility of their muscles and tendons.

Fast Fun Fitness offers easy to use adjustable cylinders, the highest grade vinyl upholstery and 2-inch closed cell foam padding for long lasting durability and heavy use.

Fast Fun Fitness equipment designs are safe and exercise physiologist approved for proper body alignment and maximum muscle flexion.

The Fit Express, Go Figure, Curve Master, PACE and Wilder Equipment Lines sold to fitness equipment dealers, retailers, individuals, co-ed club chains, and to franchises such as, Slim and Tone, Shape Express, Shape30, Figure Magic, Liberty Fitness, Lady Workout Express, Express Fit, Express Fitness and others as Business Opportunity:

 

The franchises in this list have the similar fees, royalties, long-term contracts, restrictions and requirements that the Curves For Women Business Opportunity has. Most are very similar in their operational systems, club design, workout system and membership plan presentation. That is why we've provided the chart above so you can compare, not only the franchise systems but also equipment.

Do you want the same design as everyone else?

Fast Fun Fitness manufactures a line of equipment that is unique in design and technology.

 
 

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