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.