Are you thinking about opening your own gym? Before you hang the metaphorical ‘open’ sign on your doors, you need to decide whether you’re doing this as a business or a hobby. It’s great if you’re really passionate about it but if you want to turn your passion into a profitable business, you need to take some very important steps first.

I opened my first gym back in 2003 and since then, I’ve learned a lot about leadership, training, coaching and how to build a thriving business. It’s not enough to just be passionate about something, if you’re serious about growing a profitable gym, you need to master all the things “off the mat” too.

Join me in this episode of the Beyond the Mat podcast, where I share everything you need to know before starting your own gym. Don’t worry if you’ve already opened your doors, a lot of these tips act as a great refresher to enlighten and inspire you to take your gym business to the next level.

Before You Open Your Doors

Takeaways From This Episode

  • The basic costs involved with running a gym

  • The importance of creating a great team with an attorney and accountant

  • How to find the perfect gym building

  • How much time I spend running my gym every week

  • Why you can never have too much insurance

  • Why it’s important to make mistakes and learn from them

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