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A premier women's only fitness club"
ShapeXpress, founded in September 2002, has had almost unprecedented growth and success within the franchise industry. In just 2.5 years ShapeXpress has become one of the fastest growing franchises in America. We have sold over 250 franchise licenses, opened over 60 fitness clubs in 26 states and were recently included in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2005 Hot List of Franchises.
ShapeXpress is a win-win franchise opportunity that can quickly provide positive cash flow from a total start up investment of as little as 95K and operate with only 3 to 4 employees on staff, while providing you the owner recurring "residual" income from your business.
Unparalleled franchise support
When you become a ShapeXpress Franchisee our entire support team is immediately engaged to assist you in every area of training, staffing, opening, operating, marketing, and membership sales of your ShapeXpress Fitness Club. We have divided our ShapeXpress Franchise Support Team into three departments; Operations Support; Marketing & Membership Sales Support; and Marketing Production Support. In addition to our Franchise Support Team, our franchisees benefit from intensive, comprehensive FREE 5 day training.
Emerging growth of women's only fitness
In the last several years women's only fitness has become the fastest growing segment of the dynamic health and fitness industry. Yet with a potential market of 122 million women, this industry is anything but saturated.
Competitive advantages over other women's only fitness centers
ShapeXpress is setting the standard for women's only fitness clubs. Other women's only fitness clubs are small and one dimensional, offering little more than a small circuit of equipment. While ShapeXpress isn't an impersonal mega club of 10,000-20,000 sq. ft. (a ShapeXpress averages about 2600 sq. ft.), our clubs are big enough and designed to allow for a full service fitness facility with many different services and programs to meet the needs of today's women. A ShapeXpress Club has an upscale spa-like environment that adds value and spa-type services that add multiple streams of revenue. With distinctive interior design, fun upbeat music, professional cue tape and personal fitness instructors providing individual attention to members, a ShapeXpress Club creates loyalty, renewals and referrals.
ShapeXpress' experienced management and leadership team
Though ShapeXpress was founded in 2002, President and CEO Linden Wood had already founded 2 other successful businesses in the 8 years previous. The original company already had the sales, marketing and operations infrastructure and experience in place to launch a dynamic new company-ShapeXpress. As a franchisee, you will benefit directly from that entrepreneurial and business experience.
Unique and diverse business model for franchisees
Is ShapeXpress® the right franchise alternative for today's marketplace? You decide! Here's what we've discovered about the fitness industry as a whole, as well as the specific segment we've opted to target with our top quality, ladies-only fitness clubs:
• In 2003, total annual fitness industry revenues were $14.1 billion… and growing strong. The number of health clubs and gyms in the U.S. has increased consistently over the past five years, up 39 percent since 1997.
• There has been a 63 percent increase in gym membership from 1990-2001, and a corresponding jump of 104 percent in frequent participants who worked out at a club at least 100+ times in a year.
• ShapeXpress® proprietors are uniquely positioned to cash in on growth in the health and fitness sector as consumer demand for health clubs remains strong, surpassing 33.8 million memberships in the U.S. this year;
• Strength training is one of the fastest growing fitness activities with nearly 20 million Americans now performing this activity at least 100+ days a year… a figure that represents 53 percent growth over the past 10 years.
• From 1987-2001, the number of Americans who exercised 100+ days a year on cardio equipment (i.e. treadmills, stationary bikes, stair-climbers, rowers, etc.) increased from nine million to over 18 million.
We have expressly designed ShapeXpress® Fitness Clubs to meet the needs of today's active women, offering a refuge from everyday stress and - with just 30 minutes per session - fitting easily into even the most hectic lifestyles. ShapeXpress® allows you to provide a positive alternative for women who are not comfortable in a traditional co-ed gym setting but still want and need the health and fitness benefits of regular exercise.
Choose from among the diverse revenue streams available from ShapeXpress® - including tanning, therapeutic dry sauna, nutritional product sales, exercise classes and more - and you may quickly capitalize on multiple revenue streams! Just imagine multiplying this earning potential across several ShapeXpress® locations!
When you search for a sound business opportunity, you want to find consumer interest and a market with endurance. These qualities are present in the industry of women's health and fitness. ShapeXpress wants to improve the quality of life for women and we want to make our franchisees successful, because their success is the only way to measure ours.
ShapeXpress clubs are different, designed expressly with women's needs in mind and based upon an effective, efficient workout that easily fits into today's hectic lifestyles With a business model that delivers multiple streams of revenue based upon established consumer buying habits and residual income over time with contractual memberships. Our superior product means ShapeXpress clubs attract and keep members.