STARTING A BOXING GYM, PART 3-THE MINI GYM
There is an idea from the early 1980's that has made its way back into the American sports society, The
Mini Gym. Fitness, wrestling, Pilates, Yoga and kickboxing pros are moving toward the idea of going small.
If you do not have the desire or the money to start a big gym and do not want to train the multitudes, the mini gym is
a great idea for you.
The appeal for the small gym is good for the instructor who would like to give his clientele individualized
attention. The mini gym is good for the part time instructor. It is good for the instructor that splits his time
training groups at larger gyms, which he may not own or operate. He can personally train select students at his or her
Mini gyms, which first surfaced in the late 1970's to the early 1980's were called micro gyms.
These gyms are usually marketed to a higher paying clientele that wanted the individual training without the interruption
from other individuals in the gym.
These small gyms are less than 2000 square feet. They are lightly or heavily equipped depending on the
type of training. Some mini gyms are constructed in industrial areas, others are in commercial areas. There are
others that are built in the instructor's home.
Women partcularly like the individual training especially in the self-defense orientated sports and fitness.
They particularly like the quiet concentration that personal training provides without the embarassment of people observing
their workouts and men hitting on them for dates and telephone numbers.
Men love the exclusivity and the fact that they can push their limits without other people interrupting.
If you are a trainer at a boxing, fitness or self-defense oriented facility and you feel that you want to
earn bigger bucks; start a mini gym. You will enjoy the rewards of growing closer to
your clients, as well as watching them excel faster.