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Start Your Own Fitness Club
How to Open an Athletic Club, Exercise Studio, Fitness Center, Gym, Health Club, Personal Training Studio or Workout Center Imagine owning a fun and financially rewarding business helping people get and stay healthy, strong, and fit. You can when you open a fitness club.

Opening a fitness club (also known as an athletic club, exercise studio, fitness center, gym, health club, personal training studio, or workout center) lets you own a creativeand exciting business in a recession-resistant industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the outlook for the fitness industry is excellent as increasing numbers of baby boomers join fitness clubs to get fit and stay healthy. Fitness club membership is over 50 million in the United States alone, double the number of members a decade ago. If you aren't a fitness trainer yourself, you can hire trainers for your gym. If you are currently a fitness trainer, starting your own fitness club gives you the freedom of being your own boss. When you open your fitness club, you have the luxury of designing the type of fitness center, health club, or gym that you want, and provide the types of services and productsyou want.  You can open a fitness club offering exercise facilities and classes to all types of clients, or you can open a fitness center that caters to a select type of client, such as olderadults, young people, women only, men only, professionalathletes, or people with special physical needs.

Your fitness center can have cardio and strengthequipment for members to use during club hours. You canchoose to offer services such as personal training or massage, cardio classes such as aerobics or kick boxing, and mind/body/spirit classes such as yoga or Pilates. Plus, you can increase your income by selling productssuch as exercise balls, yoga mats, sports drinks, supplements, exercise clothing, and more. As a fitness club owner and a business professional in aleadership role, you can earn...
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