From Paycheck to Payback: Why Investment in Interns Is Worth It

I have talked to many fitness and training facility owners about the importance of having a solid internship program. Almost all are receptive to the idea, but many are unsure how it can help grow their business.


Taking on interns does take up more of your time, and it can be tough. More staff means more management. But if you create a proper internship program with the intention to build your business around it, the time and effort you put into developing your interns will give you a much bigger payback.

Justin Grinnell is the Owner of State of Fitness in East Lansing, Michigan. State of Fitness opened up six years ago and is already one of the leading training facilities in the Midwest. State of Fitness has over 350 members who train everyday under his leadership. He also operates a Corporate Wellness facility at Jackson National Life in Okemos, Michigan. In addition to being a facility owner, Justin has his own blog, Grinnell Training , and has been a featured writer for over seven years in...Read more