Is Buying a Niche Fitness Center or Gym Part of Your New Year?

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If you're like most Americans your New Year's resolutions include getting a better job and getting in shape. Buy a fitness center like curves and get both your physical and financial self shaped up. USABizMart lists existing Curves franchises and other fitness centers for sale.

People set new goals to get in shape starting in January. Then closer to summer they get nervous about not fitting into their swimsuit

Weight loss and getting a better job top most people's list of New Year's resolutions. Why not buy an existing fitness center for sale and get both? USABizMart lists thousands of small businesses, including fitness clubs.

Perhaps the universal New Year's resolution is to lose weight or get into shape. That's what makes January through April the busiest time of year for gyms. "People set new goals to get in shape starting in January. Then closer to summer they get nervous about not fitting into their swimsuit," said Rosemarie Evan, owner of four Curves franchises in California said. It also makes it an ideal time to buy a fitness center. That's exactly what Evans did.

There wasn't a Curves franchise in California close to where Evans lives, so she opened four. As a small business owner she not only works out every morning, but she encourages and motivates other women to achieve better health. Curves, based in Texas has over 9,000-units and offers 30-minute circuit workouts for women only.

The ideal owner of a Curves franchise likes to motivate and inspire women to reach their potential. They educate women and encourage them to take care of their health. Each club becomes a community of women who give to and support each other. Curves franchises exist around the country. Most Curves franchises are sold out, so there are many opportunities to buy an existing Curves franchise for sale.

Curves caters to women over 45, and is just one example of niche fitness centers for sale across the country. In recent years lady fitness clubs, circuit training centers for men, fitness clubs for kids, yoga or Pilates-only centers, and other specialized gyms have opened. These smaller, niche gyms are appealing to small business owners. The benefit is a lower purchase price, less square footage, and less inventory, which makes them costly than large gyms to buy and operate.

Smaller, more specialized gyms are a continuing trend. Like Curves they target a specific demographic, location, cost, or group. They may be neighborhood gyms located in the suburbs or be low cost gyms with no frills.

Another New Year's resolution is to get a better job. Sometimes the ideal job isn't found, it's created. People who are tired of corporate America, or who have lost their jobs make ideal candidates for "buying a job". Whatever your motivation, find a Curves for sale or other niche gym for sale and make this a year of financial and physical fitness.

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