Shapes Fitness for Women

Founded in 1990, Shapes Fitness for Women is an exclusive fitness club for women only that adds extra dynamic solutions for women's health. It not only includes typical cardio and core availability but also adds group sessions like Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, as well as Personal Training and Small Group Training.

Shapes is halting franchise sales for 30 to 60 days as we make updates to our FDD. Nothing to be alarmed or concerned about but please do not submit any territory checks or registrations until further notice.

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Shapes Fitness for Women

Shapes Fitness for Women Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Shapes is the only Female Fitness Club to combine complete weight training and group training...
  • Semi-Absentee OR Owner/Operator
  • Lifestyle business
  • Many Multi-Unit/Area Development markets available
  • HUGE Unit Economics
  • Predictable revenue streams
  • Cashless business
  • Membership based & community driven
  • Top-of-the-line equipment
  • Pre-negotiated leasing & financing in place
  • Founded in 1986 - 30+ years of success
  • Low # of employees
  • HUGE Market:
    • $25.8 billion industry
    • 52% of industry dominated by women
  • Personal training
  • Average of 1500 members per location
    • 70%- members for 5.7 years
  • 100% validation
  • Average closing time- less than 6 weeks

Company Details

Established: 1990
First Unit Franchised: 2013
Franchised Units: 75 licenses sold with 30 franchisees.  7 open as of now.
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: All U.S. States EXCEPT: North Dakota & South Dakota
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Shapes Fitness for Women

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: Shapes offers world-class training at our world-class headquarters in Tampa, FL. It's our expectation that your clients will have zero knowledge of the fitness industry. By the time they leave training, they will be fully vetted in operations, customer service, sales, and marketing.

Our model is simple and can be taught in less than a week. Our follow up support is there to provide assistance for anyone that needs training beyond the initial training course. Other Info: Our only requirement is that franchisees understand our mission. We are the premier women's fitness center dedicated to offering world-class customer service and a non-judgmental environment. Franchisees need to be a part of the community as well as managing the business system which is highly adaptable to absentee and semi-absentee ownership.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Shapes Fitness for Women Franchise.

What does a Shapes Fitness for Women Franchise Cost?

Shapes Fitness for Women franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $191,300
Total Investment: $191,300 - $587,000
Minimum Net Worth: $350,000
Franchise Fee: $ 50,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 4 FT plus some PT
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Shapes Fitness for Women a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Shapes Fitness for Women is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Shapes Fitness for Women a Home Based franchise?

No. Shapes Fitness for Women is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Shapes Fitness for Women Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Shapes Fitness for Women franchisees make. Shapes Fitness for Women offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Shapes Fitness for Women a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Shapes Fitness for Women is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Shapes Fitness for Women Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Shapes Fitness for Women franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Shapes Fitness for Women Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Shapes Fitness for Women franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Shapes Fitness for Women Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Shapes Fitness for Women franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Shapes Fitness for Women Looking for International franchisees?

No. Shapes Fitness for Women franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Shapes Fitness for Women's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Health, Beauty & Nutrition, Fitness, Retail, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Shapes Fitness for Women Franchises for Sale

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