Just curious if any of the memebers here are gym owners or have been? In the area that I live there are a few places to workout. A lot of 24hr franchises, a couple Gold’s gym franchises (I used to work for them and the owners are people of no integrity so I refuse to work out there, and the have decided to go the $10/month route), a Planet fitness, and a “Botique(spell) Style Club”. Long story short. No place that I would truly like to workout at. Only places that I can make do with. So, Im seriously considering putting a business plan together and opening my own gym.
I know enough people in the area that I will have the ability to get funding, legal, real estate, etc… Also, I know enough people that I have talked with that feel the same way I do and would be willing to join a gym like the one Im proposing. It’d be a niche gym probably topping out in the 1500-2000 member range.
However, although I feel I have a sound ideas and the ability to create something special in this area I am open to hearing suggestions from anyone who has had ownership/operations experience to give thier best advice and thoughts on operations and ownership of a gym.
If Im going to do this. Im going to do it well and create a place that I would be confident a Dave Tate, Jim Wendler, or any T-Nation type of mentality would want to workout in. So, again Id love advice and insight so I can cover all my bases and be prepared as possible as I move forward.
Thank you for your time