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Friday, December 30, 2016

Managing a Gym: Quick and Easy Updates

Attention to details matter a lot to guests. When managing a gym, consider the entire gym experience, from the looks of the interiors to how the equipment functions. If you’re on a budget, then it can be a bit more challenging to find ways to make your gym look polished.
Here are some suggestions for keeping your gym looking fresh and up-to-date:
1. New carpet
Laying down a new carpet can take a gym from looking less-than-spectacular to looking newly cleaned. Pick a carpet color that’s relevant and that makes the surroundings look fresh.
2. Fresh coat of paint
Consider a fresh coat of paint to freshen up interior spaces. Paint color trends change over time, so you might be surprised at how different your gym spaces look with a different color of paint on the walls. It could help to choose colors that open up spaces and make rooms look light and clean.
3. Updated mats and new hand weights
Guests notice how gym equipment looks — such as hand weight and stretch mat condition. These items tend to show telltale signs of how well a gym is maintained. Keep your gym equipment looking nice with regular cleaning, and consider buying fresh sets of hand weights and mats if yours look beyond repair.
4. A few new exercise machines
If necessary, spend some extra money on a few new exercise machines. While you may not need to buy entire new sets of machines, two or three new options could show guests you care without breaking the bank.
If you would like more personalized advice about running a gym, contact us.
Jim Thomas is the founder and president of Fitness Management USA Inc., a management consulting, turnaround and brokerage firm specializing in the fitness and health club industry. With more than 25 years of experience owning, operating and managing clubs of all sizes, Thomas lectures and delivers seminars, webinars and workshops across the globe on the practical skills required to successfully to overcome obscurity, improve sales, build teamwork and market fitness programs and products. Visit his Web site at:www.fmconsulting.net orwww.jimthomasondemand.com.

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