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How to Start an Affiliate Gym or Group Fitness Training Program

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Starting an Affiliate or Group Fitness Gym

So you want to start an Affiliate gym, but you’re not sure where to start? You’re probably wondering things like:

How much does it cost to start up a gym? How much money do you make owning a group fitness training program? What are the steps to opening a gym? Where can I get a loan?

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

1. Starting a Gymhow to start a crossfit gym
David Osorio, from Inside the Affiliate, gives some practical thoughts about starting strong from the ground up. It’s a little dated, but very much relevant for today’s new owners.

2. Economics of an Affiliate Gym

The team over at Investopedia put together a great article helping potential owners understand the risk/reward of opening a group fitness gym.

3. The Cost of Affiliation: Is it worth it? 

BoxRox, one of our favorite outlets for competitive fitness information, offers their perspective on the benefits of becoming an Affiliate.

4. 10 Tips for starting a Box

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Fundera is a website for small business loans. They keep an up-to-date list of tips and have resources to help gyms get off the ground.

5. How much does a gym owner make? 

Affiliate gym owners can make a very nice salary. That doesn’t mean you will make six figures overnight.

In the beginning, a gym owner’s salary depends on factors like: number of owners, consistent membership growth, loan/debt requirements, monthly rent, number of coaches, equipment maintenance, and various fixed operating costs.

Often times, group fitness gyms are profitable within the first year of operation, but this requires a lean approach when you start up, efficient customer acquisition strategies, and consistent growth month-over-month.

Convinced you are ready to start a new gym? Awesome!

Kick-start your planning with this awesome Medium article written by Breaking Muscle: Everything You Need to Know Before Opening a Gym.

Finally, if affiliation is your end-goal, go ahead and check out how to submit your Affiliate Application.

Starting a CrossFit Affiliation Application

Do you have more questions? Send us a message by tapping the chat icon in the bottom right of your screen. We’re excited to share more information about how our member gyms across the globe started their business, and what we’ve seen that ensures you will be successful in your efforts.
Best of luck…  Now go get started!

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