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How to Start a Gym Business - Gym Business Plan PDF

Are you considering starting a Gym Business and are in need of a gym business plan PDF? if yes, you'll find this free book to be extremely helpful.

This is a practical guide that will walk you step by step through all the essentials of starting your business. The book is packed with guides, worksheets and checklists. These strategies are absolutely crucial to your business' success yet are simple and easy to apply.

Don’t Start a New Gym Business Unless You Watch This Video First!

Checklist for Starting a Business: Essential Ingredients for Success

If you are thinking about going into business, it is imperative that you watch this video first! it will take you by the hand and walk you through each and every phase of starting a business. It features all the essential aspects you must consider BEFORE you start a business. This will allow you to predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas. Ignore it at your own peril!

Here’s a Valuable Free Gift for You
This is a high quality, full blown business plan template complete with detailed instructions and all related spreadsheets. You can download it to your PC and easily prepare a professional business plan for your business.
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The Single Most Important Ingredient for Business Success

The first and most important thing you need to acquire in order to succeed in a small business is... knowledge.

Sounds exaggerated? Listen to this...

According to research conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all small business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of knowledge.

This is backed up by my own personal observations. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to small businesses, I've seen practically dozens of small business owners go under and lose their businesses -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work.

Conclusion: if you are really serious about succeeding in a business... If you want to avoid the common traps and mistakes... it is absolutely imperative that you acquire the right knowledge.

"Why Invent Mediocrity, When You Can Copy Genius?"

That's an excellent quote I picked up from a fellow business owner a few years back. What this means is that you should see what is working and try to duplicate it. Why go through all the trouble of inventing something new, that you don't even know will ever work, when you can easily learn from and duplicate something that has been a proven success?

[ Note: One of the BIGGEST mistakes almost all new businesses make is that they WASTE tons of valuable time, energy and money on trying to create something "new", that has never been tested or proven... only to find out later that it was a total loss. Don't make the same mistake! ]

Hi! My name is Meir. I'm the founder and president of, a successful Internet based information business. I'm also the author of numerous books, mostly in the area of small business management.

I've been involved in small business for the past 31 years of my life, as a business coach, manager of a Gym firm, a seminar leader and as the owner of five successful businesses.

During my career as a business coach and consultant I've helped dozens of business owners start their businesses, market, expand, get out of troubles, sell their businesses and do practically every other small business activity you can think of.
You see, I have been there .... done it ... and bought the Small Business t-shirt! -- This free book contains techniques and strategies I've learned during my 31 year small business career.

Here's what you'll discover in the 'How to Start a Gym Business' book:

How to determine the feasibility of your business idea - a complete fill in the blanks template system that will help you predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas.

A detailed manual that will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting your business

A complete gym business plan PDF template. This fill-in-the-blanks template includes every section of your business plan, including Executive Summary, Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Projections and more (a similar template is sold elsewhere for $69.95).

All this and much much more.

Success Tip: Setting Goals

Good management is the key to success and good management starts with setting goals. Set goals for yourself for the accomplishment of the many tasks necessary in starting and managing your business successfully. Be specific. Write down the goals in measurable terms of performance. Break major goals down into sub-goals, showing what you expect to achieve in the next two to three months, the next six months, the next year, and the next five years. Beside each goal and sub-goal place a specific date showing when it is to be achieved.

Plan the action you must take to attain the goals. While the effort required to reach each sub-goal should be great enough to challenge you, it should not be so great or unreasonable as to discourage you. Do not plan to reach too many goals all at one time.

Establish priorities. Plan in advance how to measure results so you can know exactly how well you are doing. This is what is meant by "measurable" goals. If you can’t keep score as you go along you are likely to lose motivation. Re-work your plan of action to allow for obstacles which may stand in your way. Try to foresee obstacles and plan ways to avert or minimize them.

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Here's a Sample 'Executive Summary' for a Gym Business plan:

COMPANY NAME is a fitness training center that will provide both members and casual users an opportunity to participate in a continuous sports and fitness programs by getting expert help without time limitations.


1.1 Objectives

The main objectives for the COMPANY NAME are:

  • To expand the current facility
  • To update equipment offering the best for the company's clientele.
  • To offer state of the art facilities, training and classes.
  • To treat every client like family and not like a nameless paying customer.
  • Show a net profit margin in the first year of operation.

1.2 Mission

COMPANY NAME is a fitness complex designed to be used by the residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.
It is the company's mission to provide the best programs, staff, and equipment to fully meet the various sport and fitness needs of all members, while generating a profit for the owners and investors.
Besides providing an excellent value to COMPANY NAME customers, the company is determined to create an unmatched sporting atmosphere that will add to the enjoyment of every member and employee of the facility.
Dedicated to the community, COMPANY NAME strives to support through the use of its facility, members' enjoyment and appreciation for physical activities, fitness, and for life will be enhanced.

1.3 Keys to Success

  • Marketing: The Company must make the COMPANY NAME a distinguished name in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and creatively market the services and programs to each of the market segments.
  • Atmosphere of facility: By creating an unmatched "stimulating" atmosphere in the COMPANY NAME through the use of first class equipment and targeting facilities, elegant and comfortable lobby, showers and changing rooms, floors, colors and decoration, people will want to frequent the facility often and recommend it to their colleagues and friends. Furthermore, the company's ability to retain members will be enhanced.
  • Knowledgeable/qualified staff and management: By providing the users of the facility with knowledgeable and qualified staff who show genuine concern for the patrons, people will feel comfortable and confident that the COMPANY NAME can meet all of their fitness needs.

COMPANY NAME is a fitness center that will provide both members and casual users an opportunity to participate in a continuous sports and fitness programs by getting expert help and a family atmosphere.

2.1 Company Ownership

COMPANY NAME is an S Corporation owned by OWNER’S NAME.

2.2 Company History

OWNER’S NAME, owner of COMPANY NAME, has worked in the fitness industry for many years.  OWNER’S NAME has owned and operated the facility since April of 1996.  As there are many facilities in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area to compete with, OWNER’S NAME expertise and personal one-on-one interaction with the client make COMPANY NAME stand out above the rest.

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3.0 Products and Services

COMPANY NAME is a fitness center that will provide its users with the following services:

  • Training by professionals.
  • Many fitness education and training programs.
  • Tanning facilities
  • State of the Art equipment and facility

COMPANY NAME offers professional training (private or group programs), performance analysis for members, fitness programs and un-paralleled access to further fitness education for families and the community.  

How to Manage People Effectively - Management Of People At Work

The ten below (and there are surely more) are a good yardstick to determine your profit potential through people management (Management Of People At Work).

1. Create Expectations

Tell people up front what is expected of them.

2. Set a Stretch Challenge

Make people grow and coach them along the way.

3. Never move too slowly on critical personnel decisions

Dragging your feet here will really hurt your business.

4. Involve people in both DEVELOPING and IMPLEMENTING strategy

Too much tops down brings the top down.

5. Call a Spade a Spade

Address poor performance or it'll cost you -- BIG.

6. Reward your stars!

Pay good performers what they're worth, and it will be returned to you tenfold.

7. Get the Right Person for the job

Define the job and find the person who can do it rather than redefining the job to fit the capabilities of the incumbent.

8. Require that People do Their Homework

When people are not prepared for meetings, the company is not prepared to make decisions. Stop the presses!

9. Constantly Upgrade Skills

Provide continuous training to keep people at their best.

10. Recognize That Pride Drives Performance More Than Money

Complement people for a job well done.


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