Gary Heavin, the founder and the owner of the Curves Fitness franchise empire, gives money from the profits that he earns from his business to charitable organizations in Texas.
One of them operates a pregnancy crisis centre that is designed to dissuade pregnant women from having abortions. It will receive 1 million dollars. Another recipient of Heavin’s generosity is an teen education project. As a matter of policy it promotes sexual abstinence and its staff will not discuss abortion when making presentations to its teen groups. It gets about 50,000 a year.
Curves is the largest fitness franchise in the world. It operates over 7,000 fitness and weight centres around the globe. Curves exercise clubs are strictly for women.