Gym equipment is the biggest class of capital assets (and possibly of hassles too) you'll have to deal with when you're starting your own gym. Whether you run a small gym or a national franchise location, there are some things that must be addressed with enough quality to make your investment worthwhile. Once you have the equipment in place you need to ensure that it stays in working order for as long as you need it. Gym equipment is the bread and butter of your enterprise. It may be more or less important, depending on the type of gym you [...]Read more...
I last wrote about leasing one year ago and, as it's such an important issue, I decided that it's time once again. Leasing should be something that every gym owner is aware of as an ownership alternative. In fact I want to make the claim that gym equipment leasing is part of something that I think is much bigger, even a mindset. It's all part of creating your own options and being able to respond to changing situations with flexibility and agility. Your overhead and capital outlays can really be tough to meet in any business. Gym specific items such [...]Read more...
New Year's Day is right around the corner, and that means gyms can expect the annual rush of resolution-fueled gym members. Although the short-lived swarm of new clients each January is great, gyms should be doing more to market themselves throughout the year - and doing it in more innovative ways. People hesitate to join gyms for many reasons: cost, location, fear of commitment (both time and money). Although there is usually a gym membership for most anyone's income range - some gyms offer monthly memberships for as low as $10, while memberships to "luxury" gyms can rival the cost [...]Read more...
Unusual fitness equipment has its advantages in both attracting new customers to your fitness business and retaining current members. Encouraging New Gym Goers Join Your Gym When new customer walks through your door that has never had a gym membership, emphasize why the variety of your gym equipment is important to their overall fitness regimen. Inform them that gym equipment is scientifically designed to ensure that when you use it, you are actually burning more calories as well as increasing the strength in your muscles. The reason why personal trainers and fitness instructors emphasize the use of the equipment is [...]Read more...
Swimming and other pool related activities are a great way for people to relax, stay cool and be fit at the same time. Swimming in a pool regularly helps reduce weight as well as improve your cardio endurance. The following is a list of pool equipment and some general exercises that can accompany them. Hand-held pool aerobic equipment Pool aerobics is very effective for those who are focused on losing weight. There are many types of hand-held equipments that you can use to help you perform pool aerobic exercises. One of them is a water bar bell. These are hand [...]Read more...
I am aware that I am listing 4 accessories and not a more normal "top" number of either 3 or 5 or even 10. I did that for a reason and not to be an overachiever if you think there should only be 3 listed or lazy if you believe that 5 listed accessories would have been a better well rounded number for this article. In a sense, I do agree that 5 sounds better, so I am going to ask you at the end of this article to add in the comment section what the 5th most important gym [...]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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