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FINDING A FACILITY: 6 BIGGEST SURPRISES ABOUT OWNING A GYM – PART ONE

Finding a facility doesn’t necessarily fall under “owning a training facility,” but it is definitely important to know about if you’re looking at opening your own gym. In order to own a training facility, you need to find a spot.

A few key points to focus on:

• Cities have different zoning plans and different rules and regulations

• All potential sites have landlords, with some landlords owning local small businesses, others live in different cities, and some are larger corporations

• The more centrally located you are, the larger the population density, the higher the rent is

For us, we searched for over a year to find the “right” spot.

Being in an industrially-zoned building is where we thought it was at. I was a coach at a local crossfit “box” for five years located in an industrial building. Other crossfit “boxes” I visited in the province and country were all located in industrial-type buildings. Having that warehouse feel with high ceilings, echoing walls, rough/raw look, added to the training atmosphere.

Read Article at lvdfitness.com

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