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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 1

June 1, 2017

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Just as any decent coach would not have a client perform a heavy deadlift without first conducting a fitness or movement assessment, a potential facility owner should not move forward without assessing the state of their current business. This article explains three steps for conducting an assessment.

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Is Now the Right Time to Start Your Own Fitness Studio or Gym? From Personal Perspective

July 1, 2014

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For anyone who is considering starting their own fitness business, there are a few questions that should be considered. For example, why is the studio market booming? Is it the right time for you to make the leap? To answer these questions, there are several considerations that might help in this decision-making process.

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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 3

October 29, 2018

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In the final stage of the gym opening process everything starts to feel very real. Once a location has been chosen, the next steps are to negotiate and sign a lease, create an opening timeline, and plan the grand opening event for the facility.

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Before You Jump—Considerations Prior to Opening Your Own Facility

June 1, 2017

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Before taking any steps toward opening a facility, the personal trainer should review the following considerations to ensure they are making the right decision.

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Considerations for Opening a Personal Training Studio or Small Gym—It All Adds Up

April 1, 2015

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To assist future personal training entrepreneurs in preparing for the next step in their careers, this article focuses on four facility design components that every studio or small gym should address before opening the doors.

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From Successful Trainer to Gym Owner—9 Steps to Open Your First Facility: Part 2

August 24, 2018

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Before opening a facility, fitness professionals should perform the proper due diligence of researching and obtaining all the required documents to legally operate in a given municipality, learn the different types of commercial property, and build an equipment list that is in alignment with their business model.

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Bridging the Gap between Personal Training and Physical Therapy

April 22, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to define the roles of personal trainers and physical therapists and to learn how their combined expertise can influence long-term physical health improvements for their clients.

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Training Considerations for People with Disabilities

July 1, 2014

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Most people suffer from some degree of injury, illness, or disease at some point. As a result, there is a need for strength and conditioning professionals who can develop effective exercise programs for people with disabilities.

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