Since you are looking at this as a job, you have a bit more lea way, yet you don’t. Since if this goes under you have nothing left for support. Since you are running the place open to close you minimze labour expenses.
It truly doesn’t matter how many gyms are in the area, so long as your income is greater than your expenses. So, if this is going to work, learn what you can now about the systems. There are basically two ways to make money 1)cost per unit, 2)# of units sold (volume). The trade off is along that scale. Customer satisfaction is what allows you to bend and mold that scale to a degree. Learn how to repair equipment ( saves money and time plus adds to the customer service) learn what supps and brands people are using and charge a % above wholesale, pretty much you want to be cheapest ( Or at least if they are members right). Pretty much need to cater to females, period. Early twenties to late forties as a guess. So guess what…cardio classes in all shapes and forms. If you are going to charge more than the next club, you better be showing why. If you are going to a bank for financing experience as a manager is a must. Make note of what equipment has a waiting line and what equip doesn’t get used. If you are here you probably know more than the average joe, offer beginners classes, or free program set-up. Visit other gyms and see what people are using there.
Customer service, customer service, customer service, it keeps them coming back and their word of mouth gets them coming.