What is the best way to open a fitness center ?

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    julywithjoyposted 7 years ago

    What is the best way to open a fitness center ?

    My wife wants to open a fitness center in our small town for women only but doesn't want to use a franchise. What are some of the pitfalls to watch for ? Who offers the best equipment and what type is best to use.

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    vivekcomedyposted 7 years ago

    Associations may be a good avenue to explore. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you'll inevitably have as well as many you haven't anticipated yet. See the source box for some relevant links.

    Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can about the industry. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

    * Gym Biz: Starting and Running Your Own Gym for Profit by Lou Ravelle
    * Small Club Start-up: A Personal Trainer's Guide by Ron Fay
    * The Business of Fitness: Understanding the Financial Side of Owning a Fitness Business by Thomas Plummer
    * Making Money in the Fitness Business by Thomas Plummer

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    ragumychoiceposted 7 years ago

    http://www.ezinearticles.com/?Health-and… – Health and Fitness Franchises by Christian N
    http://www.allbusiness.com/periodicals/a… -- Weighing Your Options...by Kevin Newell
    http://www.allbusiness.com/periodicals/a… -- A First Person Account of Running a Small Business by Conor Dougherty