I just came back from a trip to my neighborhood cheesy commercial gym, this is the 3rd time in about 3 weeks that they've been closed for this remodeling project. The only reasons I like the place is that they have a cage, no contracts, and it's 5 minutes from home.
What would starting my own gym entail? Obviously I'd need a place and some equipment. How would I get a commercial property? How much cash would I need? Insurance?
I think a real weightlifting gym could succeed on the west side of Fort Worth but how could I get a better idea of the marketability? The nearest real gyms I know of are atleast 20 minutes away and this area is littered with cheesy commercial gyms that want big contracts, plus you need to hire a personal trainer if you actually want to use the equipment.
Anyone made a go of owning their own gym?