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Opening a Health Club

Starting your own gym is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.  But without proper planning, it will be difficult to succeed

In today’s competitive health club and fitness industries, it’s not as simple as “If you build it, they will come”.  Opening a new gym takes lots of planning, hours upon hours of research, loads of patience, and the ability to distinguish between a good and a bad business opportunity. 

  • How are you securing funding for the business?
  • Have you performed a break even analysis?
  • Do you have a location for your facility picked out?
  • What indicators lead you to believe it is a good location?
  • Have you done an extensive competitive analysis?
  • Is there a need in the community, or is it simply YOUR community?
  • Do you have a business plan?  (Better yet, is it a good one?)
  • Have you planned the layout and design of your facility?
  • What is your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) going to be?
  • Have you gathered information on all of the best vendors?
  • Do you understand the needs of your target market?

These are but a small sampling of questions you need to have answered long before you plan to open the doors of your new fitness center.  Twenty years ago you could have gotten away with throwing some equipment in a big room and succeeded no problem.  Today, making money in the fitness industry is not quite as easy.  Without proper planning, the business you always dreamed about can quite literally become your worst nightmare. 

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail

We will provide you all of the articles, startup checklists, pre-designed templates, business forms, financing information, and tutorials to help you successfully launch your new health club business.

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How to Buy a Health Club…Step 3
How to Buy a Health Club…Step 3 The reality is that brokers, sellers, franchises, equipment manufacturers, landlords and almost everyone else who is providing answers to these questions is trying to make a profit off of you. . . . keep reading
How to Buy a Health Club…Step 2
How to Buy a Health Club…Step 2 7 out of 10 health club owners feel they over paid for their business. They have been oversold buy a seller or a franchise did not properly estimate the total investment necessary to reach viability. . . . keep reading
How to Buy a Health Club…Step 1
How to Buy a Health Club…Step 1 Did you know that 7 out of 10 health club purchasers feel that they were misled or over paid for their fitness business? . . . keep reading
Considerations for Selling Memberships Prior to Opening
Considerations for Selling Memberships Prior to Opening It is very important to have a presale event for your new health club, but when setting it up you need to be sure to follow all of the rules and guidelines involved in the process. . . . keep reading
What financing resources are available to your startup
What financing resources are available to your startup You want to own a gym and you see an opportunity, but you don't know where to go to find capital for your startup. Learn some popular methods for financing your gym . . . keep reading
Do you have what it takes to be a club owner?
Do you have what it takes to be a club owner? There are a lot of things you need to be aware of before you venture down this path. Learn some of the aspects of what it takes to be an owner, from an owner's perspective. . . . keep reading
How to determine the best price structure for your services
How to determine the best price structure for your services The importance of effectively pricing your memberships and your various services is often overlooked. You need to understand how to best come up with appropriate prices …Keep Reading . . . keep reading
How to Set Up a successful pre-sale membership launch
How to Set Up a successful pre-sale membership launch Simply building your facility and opening the doors is not enough. You need to have a plan in place to get people signing up immediately, even before your doors are open! . . . keep reading
To franchise or not to franchise
To franchise or not to franchise Franchises definitely offer support that can help you be successful, but do they offer enough value for the cost? There are some advantages and disadvantages of both to explore . . . keep reading
The Importance of a Quality Business Plan
The Importance of a Quality Business Plan Don't even think about starting your new gym without having a solid business plan in place. Your business plan is the single most important element in the planning process . . . keep reading
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