[quote="JP"]but hey, dreams aside, i think i train in the bet gym i have ever even seen at the moment, but they do have all the disco machines and equipment there too. Basically you just cant get the customer base AND keep the fees low without getting the average gym goer through the door too.
It is them who then finance the hardcore lifters, who actually are pretty expensive per used square metre, and quality of equipment.
The rule of thumb formula for keeping the gym going was when i did the maths about 1 monthly paying customer per square metre of the floor space. And thats with the access control, so its open 24/7 even without staffing (big expense).
Good point. That's a big issue. I know that the big shiny gyms with big joining fees and ongoing monthly fees are the ones that make the most money. I guess I could never go into a thing like this with the $$$ as the main priority, but at the same time, it would obviously need to make a bit just to stay open.