Shine - April 5, 2018
Coach Spotlight: Krista W.
How has your experience owning a Curves been so far?
I have loved every minute of being an owner. I couldn't imagine doing anything else now. This has been my calling all along and I never realized it. The one-on-one support that I have received from my business development manager, and the overall support for my club from the Operations team, has been amazing. Additionally, the recognition, since taking over my club, makes me push to the top.
Have you always seen yourself as owning a business?
In 2016, I decided I’d had enough of working for others. After long consideration and my husband's support, I became a work-from-home mom and wife. I enjoyed what I was doing but it wasn't for me long-term. That same day, the opportunity to purchase the local Curves fell into my lap. I love being my own boss, making the decisions to improve what I can, and having the flexibility to be there more for my family.
What trait do you have that you think will make you most successful?
I’m very determined and a bit of a perfectionist. I like to climb the ladder and I didn't think that was possible owning my own business–but with Curves, it is. I want to be at the top!
What advice would you share with someone who is considering opening a Curves?
Do it! If you are determined, like I am, and want to succeed, it is possible. No matter what size town you are in, and mine is a very small community, Curves will work if YOU work your business.
How would you describe what it’s like to operate a Curves on a day-to-day basis? What’s your favorite part?
Operating my own Curves is simply amazing. I find myself standing in the middle of my club off in “la la land” and realizing that this is MINE, I own this and I IMPROVED this club to be AWESOME in just 8 months. I love what I'm doing, I love the members, I love seeing them get an amazing 30-minute workout.
Compared to traditional gyms, what do you think is the Curves difference?
We care. We want to see our members achieve their goals, we want to improve their lifestyle for the better. At a traditional gym, members are just a number. At Curves, they are our fitness family!
What does “Curves Strong” mean to you and how do you apply this to your club?
For me, it means that every day you walk through my door and jump onto the circuit, you're heading in the right direction to improve YOU, making yourself happier, stronger, and gaining the confidence to tackle anything in your life. Each new member and every coaching session I say, "I can't do this FOR you but, you walk though my door, I will make sure you get the best 30-minute workout that you deserve."
How have you seen Curves impact your local community and what are you most excited about looking ahead to the future?
I've heard the "gossip" of members or new members walking in telling me how awesome the local Curves is now and they want to see what all the fuss is about. I'm excited about everything. I want to see my club continue to grow. I want to see where Curves takes us in the future with the amazing 30-minute workout. It's awesome now, I can only imagine what the future holds for us owners and members.