April 29, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
Fitness is booming and with the ever increasing number of corporate wellness programs and health insurance incentives, opening a gym appears to be full of opportunity. However, with all of the different options (trends, facility type, equipment, programming, etc.), taking that first step in opening up a gym can be quite daunting. This 3 part series will hopefully shed some light on where to begin and provide resources for learning more about the gym business.
What type of facility should I open? Deciding what type of facility you’d like to open is an excellent starting point. There are thousands of options ranging from the one stop shop that offers something for everyone to niche facilities. Aligning the type of facility you’re planning on opening with the area demographics is paramount. For example, if the area you’re opening in has a median resident age of 55, the population is over 60% female, and the estimated median household income is $23,000.00 you probably would not want to open up an Mixed Martial Arts facility that focuses on private grappling sessions.
March 21, 2013 // Category: Events
The Life Fitness team is having a blast showing off our newest products, speaking with customers and rubbing elbows with the industry's top influencers at the IHRSA 2013 tradeshow. For those of you who couldn't make the trip to Las Vegas, we've compiled some of the best highlights from the first day in the Life Fitness booth. If you're attending the tradeshow today, make sure to stop by booth #1248 and check out our Discover tablet consoles, new Syrngy360 configurations and LFopen app developers.