So you are opening up your own fitness center. Congratulations! I am sure your head is spinning with how to implement your business plan and to start your build out. On top of everything else, you also start thinking about all the necessities that you believe your members will want and that will set your fitness business apart from the rest of the overwhelming competition out there. Finding your niche is the hard part, but that is not what this particular post is about. Sorry :( However, what I want to help with is the consideration of a disguised accessory [...]Read more...
As an owner or operator of a fitness center you’re probably going to find in the near future that your clientele will include more members of special populations. By this I mean groups such as seniors and people with fitness and diet related health issues. These are growing segments of the population and there is a market to be found by catering to their needs. Start With Special Population Certified Trainers The reason special populations are distinct categories; separate from your average gym member is that they start from such a delicate level of health. They need to work with [...]Read more...
If you are planning on opening a health club, gym, or fitness studio, location is going to be vital for your new business. This is because people primarily choose health clubs that are nearest to their homes or those locations that are the most convenient and accommodates their daily routines. Additionally, you will need to consider whether you will be buying or renting the commercial space. If you are opening a health club for the first time, here are some factors to consider on choosing a place that will set up your fitness business for success. Which Part of the [...]Read more...
If your gym is in a bad shape when it comes to revenue or profit, rule number one is – do not panic! Jumping the gun and rushing to Randy Couture does not have to be your first option. The positive side of allowing him to “rescue your gym” is that it certainly gives you a lot more publicity among fitness enthusiasts. However, that same publicity may tarnish the goodwill you have created with your present members. Here are some ways to save your own gym. 1) Analyze the Problem Make sure you first understand what is wrong before you [...]Read more...
Fitness facilities generally involve a large amount of investment in the beginning and high maintenance costs throughout. On top of this, keeping up with the competition in terms of technology and training is another expense. Returns come much after this chunk of money is being fueled into the heart and soul of the business. What this implies is that you must have a great start to break-even as soon as possible. Your facility deserves a huge opening so that people know that a lot of effort and money has been put into a project for their benefit. Here are some [...]Read more...
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Summer is the time when people start finding time to relax and have some fun. As people are becoming more and more health conscious by the day, health clubs are becoming a popular hangout for people of all age groups. Health clubs can leverage this demand to their advantage, and come up with events or promotions that people enjoy. This will also increase the popularity of the health club significantly. Here are a few and simple to implement ideas for cool summertime events and promotions in your health club. Discounts or Free Trials One of the best promotions you can [...]Read more...
If you are a fitness freak, you will find that opening a health club is a good way of doing something that you love. People are getting more and more health conscious by the day, owing to the unhealthy corporate lifestyle that has become very common in the modern way of life. One of the mistakes that owners do with health clubs is that they don’t treat it like a business. Since they feel that it is a place where people relate to, they tend to take it in a more personal way. A good business plan is vital for [...]Read more...
Encourage Your Gym Members Review Your Facility and "Check-in" on Social Media People are very health conscious these days, which has led to a surge in fitness business. This high demand for fitness programs and gym memberships has also led to a large number of businesses cropping up, which have made it necessary that gyms reach out to their members to stay competitive. While traditional means of advertising in the gym business are still effective, they often fall short in comparison to social media, which people access all the time. To make your social media campaign truly work, you need [...]Read more...
Everything I read on fitness blogs and in trade magazines lately keeps following the same B.S. mantra of “differentiate your gym through customer service.” While I agree that excellent customer service should always be a cornerstone of any business, all of these bloggers and writers are ignoring the sea change that’s happing in the industry. If they follow their own advice, they’re going to end up with a small handful of extremely happy members – unfortunately for them, a small group of very happy members won’t pay the bills. If I had to predict how to properly position your gym [...]Read more...