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How to Create a Great Kids' Area for Your Club

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Bruce CarterBruce Carter

The question on whether to offer a kids' area is a continuing one in the health and fitness club industry.

Some say very few members use the area, so why waste the needed space and add to the payroll? This is especially true if a club is offering lower prices or if it is smaller in size.

Yet, others say it's a necessity to attract parents who could not join, unless they had a place to leave their kid(s).

The purpose of this article is to assume that you are planning to have an area for kids, and therefore, how do you achieve the optimal kids' space?

Kids' offerings in clubs fall into three general categories:

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