Curves Tops CNBC List of "10 Ideas That Made $100 Million"

Curves has been mentioned in CNBC's List of "10 Ideas That Made $100 Million".

Online PR News – 22-July-2011 – – Curves has been mentioned in CNBC's List of "10 Ideas That Made $100 Million".

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Gary and Diane Heavin, Curves
Gary and Diane Heavin opened their first Curves in 1992 with the idea of targeting women who were not being by served conventional gyms. Their idea was to create a place that would give women a supportive and comfortable atmosphere. The couple also focused on busy women's time constraints with their 30-minute fitness concept.

The club caught on quickly and the business soon expanded. Curves franchised a few years later and now there are nearly 10,000 locations around the globe. System-wide revenue reached about $1 billion in 2010.

Chances are, just about anyone you talk to will have an idea for a business with the hopes that one day it will help them make millions. Although business ideas may be easy to come by, turning those ideas into huge successes is an entirely different ballgame. However, many entrepreneurs with simple ideas and humble beginnings have been able to effectively turn those ideas into booming businesses.

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About Curves

Curves, the world's largest fitness franchise and the global leader in women's fitness, is the brand recognized and trusted by millions of women worldwide. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to millions of women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first time.

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