Curves in Sayville is looking for new ownership and if the current operator can’t find one within a few weeks the popular fitness franchise will have to shutter its doors.
The women’s exercise center, which opened under its initial owner in 2003, has been owned by Sharon Boyle since 2008 and the five years as owner has been a wonderful experience, Boyle told Patch in a phone interview Thursday.
“I need to find a new owner due to personal needs. I love this place and want to keep coming here and staying in touch with all the great customers and friends I’ve met. It’s doing very well as a business, it just needs a new owner or partnership duo to own it,” said Boyle, noting she herself has lost 57 pounds since running the center. “I feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life and it’s because of Curves,” she added.
The exercise franchise is tucked, literally, in the corner of the Stop and Shop supermarket center on Montauk Highway in Sayville. There is a possibility of relocating to a larger and more prominent space within the same center, said Boyle.
“This is a great business for anyone who loves exercise and fitness and Sayville is such a friendly great town to run a business,” said Boyle. “I just can’t stay as the owner but I will be around to help the new owner and I’ll continue to promote curves everywhere I can,” she said.
Running a franchise, she explained, takes various skills such as computer knowledge to managing staff and a passion for getting and staying in shape.
“It’s really a great business for two partners as they can split up the work and the hours so that it doesn’t become all consuming,” she explained.
The closest nearby Curve locations are in Holbrook and East Islip. While she believes many of her current customers will move to those locations if her place closes, Boyle is really hoping a new owner will appear so that the customers don’t have to make a move.
“This isn’t just a place to get in shape. People have forged great friendships and it’s a very social place for women to exercise and also find help and answers to things from fellow members. It’s a great group of people,” said Boyle.
Anyone interested in buying the franchise can call Boyle at 631-834-3495.