My name is Fionn, my wife’s name is Roisin. We own and operate 3 Curves clubs in the Republic of Ireland. It all began when my wife joined as a member back in 2009.
She loved it from day one, the concept, the workout, the energetic and supportive staff- it all resonated with her. In fact it resonated so much that Roisin was soon working with the owner of our local club.
In 2012 that lady decided to retire and we jumped at the opportunity of owning the club ourselves. Even though the country was deep in recession we were confident that the club and the concept would prevail and prevail they did. With a bit of hard work alongside the support and training we received from the Curves team our little club flourished.
In 2015 we began to look for a suitable location for our second club and duly opened our Kilkenny branch. Even though we had never actually opened a club before from scratch we felt sure that with Curves behind us and using their template for club openings things would be fine.
Within a short time we had trained staff and a membership that meant we could go again. In 2017 we took on the challenge of our Galway club. Things were easier and less daunting the second time around again a lot of support came our way which made success
that much more certain.
Neither one of us worked in the exercise realm before (I used to be a teacher and my wife was a company trainer) so this was a leap for us both but one that we both feel really happy and lucky to have had the chance to take.
Fionn Mc Donagh & Roisin Hearns.
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