Gym ownership can be an incredible business with many benefits. From a financial standpoint, it could provide great financial stability, from a personal satisfaction standpoint, it can be a very gratifying business filled with a great day-to-day work environment. Here are some of the things you can expect when owning a gym. Hopefully this information will be valuable to help you evaluate this business.

The Gym Business Is a Long Term Investment

Where as other business are cyclical and some reach the maturity stage much faster than expected, typical in the technology industry where a new technology knocks a product off the market, the health and fitness industry has continued growth and there is no real maturity. As long as we live, being fit and health are a need that is not going away. This is the first thing you need to consider about owning a gym.

This is a People Business

Many businesses are about the product, technology, or other characteristics. However, the gym business is about people. Each person has an individual goal whether it is to lose weight, drop their blood pressure, or gain muscle. Being able to create a work out atmosphere that helps people feel comfortable, with a helpful staff that encourages and educates members, is the key to success. As a very successful health club franchise, we at Zoo Gym, know that catering to the members and making them feel like more than a number, is huge. It’s important to know who is going to the gym and what their fitness goals are. This is what separates us from the big box gyms that are usually more cold and not as personable/approachable. So, if you are a people person, than owning a gym may be the right business for you.

You Must Have An Interest in Health and Wellness

There is nothing worse than working in a business or industry that is of no interest to you. Some of our most successful franchisees started as personal trainers or members. Their enthusiasm for what they do can be seen in every detail of the gym experience they offer their members. Furthermore, they do not view what they do as work. Many of them love what they do and enjoy spending time at the gym.

If You Have Little Experience, Go With A Franchise

The health club business is definitely one that requires experience. Unless you have managed a gym, don’t try to reinvent the wheel. We have been in the industry for over 40 years and when you purchase a franchise, all this experience is shared with you. The cost of opening up a gym can be much more if you do not know how to buy equipment, how to build out the site properly, and what resources, people, and tools you need. All this is provided to our franchisees allowing the startup process to be painless. Not to mention the ongoing support to help make sure you are successful.

For more information on the exact cost of a Zoo Gym franchise and other details, we ask that you fill out the form below and request a Free Franchise Toolkit for Success. This will tell you everything you need to know so you can make an educated decision on whether this opportunity is right for you.