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Why Entrepreneurs Should Open a Fitness Business

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Jim ThomasJim Thomas

If you discovered this article, you are likely an entrepreneur considering an investment in a fitness business. In the United States alone, the health and fitness club industry generates over $25.8 billion, with 55 million members. Many entrepreneurs, though, believe they need to be a personal trainer or have fitness experience to open a fitness business; however, that may not be true.

In fact, your business experience as an entrepreneur may give you some advantages. When a bodybuilder, personal trainer or other fitness professional opens a gym or fitness club, he often creates his dream facility. Many of these gyms will fail because they do not appeal to the broader market. As an entrepreneur, you understand the value of targeting the average person.

All that said, there are some tips we can share with entrepreneurs about opening a fitness business:

  • Ensure you do your research and develop a reasonable plan. Make sure to focus on the style of the gym, operating costs, employees needed and any unforeseen obstacles.
  • Ensure you have enough capital to open a fitness business. Your overall startup costs will be determined based on the type of gym or fitness club you are opening. Regardless, it does take time to become profitable.

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