Karen Johnston, Gym Owner


Owner, Curves Topsfield

Topsfield, MA


Tell us about you! (who you are and what you do)

 I own Curves Topsfield, a facility specially designed for women featuring a complete 30-minute workout that is fun, fast, and safe. My passion is helping women live longer, healthier, happier lives through strength training at Curves. My staff and I coach women every day to challenge themselves and get stronger. I joined Curves Topsfield as a member in 2011, was hired as a coach in 2012, and bought the franchise from the previous owner in 2018. I love the supportive environment and believe it is the best workout out for women of all ages.


What would your clients say about you and your business?

  They would say that Curves Topsfield is a fun, supportive community of women where the staff truly cares about the members and that it’s a great workout. 


What is something few people know about you?

   I was an editor and writer in my former career. 


What advice would you give to new entrepreneurs?

   Make a list of priority tasks to do each day and attack them with energy first thing in the morning. Cultivate relationships with women you can go to for advice and support. Put yourself out there in front of people, even if it takes you out of your comfort zone. Learn how to communicate your passion for your business. 


What is your go-to app or tool to use in your business?

  Quickbooks Online/Facebook (maybe someday soon: Canva) 


Where would you like to be in your career in five years?

   I would like to have 300 members and be able to pay myself back what I put into the business. 


How has Women Entrepreneurs Network helped you?

The meetings have provided me with a lot of helpful information on marketing tools I didn’t know much about or was afraid to use previously and the chance to engage with other women business owners. 


1 Comment

  1. Kelley Braun

    Karen, It was great to meet you yesterday on our meeting. I would love to meet and see how we can support one another. My cell is 617-784-3502 FB is Kelley S. Braun

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January 22, 2021