Curves, an international fitness franchise, was co-founded by Gary and Diane Heavin in 1992. Currently the chain operates over 10,000 locations worldwide, with more than 7,800 having roots in the United States. Each location is specifically designed to cater and focus on strictly women clientele, with most prohibiting males from joining. The health clubs offer a multitude of programs most revolving around the concept of circuit training.

Hours and Locations

Most Curve locations have different schedules on when they are going to be open throughout the week. A lot of this is predicated on what classes are being taught on which days. In most gyms there will be classes beginning as early as 6:30am, on other days the earliest class might not be until 7:30 am. With the varying schedules it is always best to research the closest location to you before leaving to go to a Curves. It’s also a good idea to keep in mind operating hours may change during holidays like New Year's day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Black Friday. is often used by people who are trying to find out if “there is a Curves near me, that’s open today”.

Our gym locator will help you find both the location and hours of operation of any store. With over 10,000 locations spread across the globe, it is easy for members to find a nearby gym. This is especially true if you find yourself in either California, Florida, or New York as each state boasts a large number of Curve franchises.

5 Things you didn’t Know About Curves

With millions of members and a prominent role in the fitness community, Curves has developed a dedicated fan base that does the advertising for the gym. Word-of-mouth is the biggest marketing strategy for the chain and has worked well as there are more than 10,000 locations worldwide. Even with its popularity there are still some things that people don’t know about the club. Below you will find 5 of these facts:

  1. The official 30-minute Circuit at the gym is proven to burn up to 500 calories within 30 minutes.
  2. You can get the Curves Complete program which offers women a fully integrated and personalized weight loss and weight management solution, along with a coach and meal planning.
  3. Most locations are only between 1,200 and 2,500 sq. ft.
  4. Curves is recognized as one of the biggest fitness center chains for women in the entire world.
  5. The CEO is recognized as a leading figure in the wellness and nutrition sector.

Products & Services

Curves provides fitness and wellness services to millions of women every year. Some of those services ar generalized such as cardio and strength training, total body workouts, nutrition programs, and diet solutions. Other more specialized offerings include vitamins, supplements, one on one coaching, meal planning, workout specific training, and wellness classes. The gym chain also offers other products that don’t involve sweating like books, athletic wear and gear, cushioned socks, towels, and lunch totes.

A Brief History

Curves, founded by Gary and Diane Heavin in 1992, opened its first location in Harlingen, TX. Their concept of 30-minute fitness routines geared towards women, was incredibly successful. Quickly Gary and Diane capitalized on their success and moved to trying to franchise their plan and company. In 1999 they opened the first franchise location and since then have went on to open more than 10,000 locations globally.

More Gyms in the US

Curves closed? Then try one of the other Gyms nearby.