I opened my first gym in 2009 - a 3,100-square-foot workout and training facility.
It quickly consumed practically every waking hour.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED helping people achieve their health and fitness goals… but the long hours and endless demands turned my dream of gym ownership into a nightmare!
At one point, I even realized I had grown to resent owning a gym… and briefly wished I could just walk away from it all.
But with all the people who were counting on me, I wasn’t about to do that. Plus, I wasn’t going to give any of my “trash talkers” the satisfaction of saying, “I told you so.”
I’m not going to say the climb was easy. I made a TON of mistakes trying to figure out how to run a gym successfully. The hours I spent working in my gym seemed to never be enough to get ahead.
Over time, though, I perfected these five key systems. That process gave me back the time and mental space to actually work on growing the business.
Today, I run a thriving 8,000-square foot gym facility that generates more than $1 million in annual revenue. (It’s also ranked as the top fitness facility in Arizona.) And I have plenty of time left to coach gym owners, enjoy friends and family, and attend to my own fitness goals.