Gym Ownership: Living the Dream

Douglas Perry
Technology, Cycling, Swimming

If you don't own your own gym, you probably think about owning one all the time. It's natural. For any fitness professional, the dream of having a place of one's own is always there. As a coach or trainer, you probably aspire to having your own following, your own community, that you can manage.


You have the equipment that you want and need. You have your classroom. You have your lab. You have your feet firmly planted as a professional in the fitness industry.


Now, imagine you open your gym just as you beging to build your life in a new country, a country with the most developed fitness market in the world. In fact, you are going to the very heart of it all: Southern California.


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A career as a coach or trainer is a never ending opportunity to learn, grow, and re-invent yourself.


You don’t get to pick the problems you solve because everyone who you come across is different: Different genders, ages, fitness levels, disposable time, disposable income, and almost always unsure of their commitment.


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There are no simple answers to how to be a good pro. No one can sell your services for you. There is no silver bullet for success.



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