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How important is the fitness equipment that I choose for my club?

The most important element to consider once you’ve selected where to open your gym is the commercial fitness equipment. It is not about choosing THE BRAND necessarily, but the fact that it’s new and under warranty. This is why your members are coming in the door, and why they are paying you – to use your commercial fitness equipment.  Some new gym owner’s look to cut costs and purchase used gym equipment, but this can give their potential members a bad first impression and, after the equipment starts breaking down, a good reason for them to quit your new gym.

New equipment will make a statement to your members that you are serious about your new gym, and that you are as committed to their fitness as they are. Open your gym with high-quality, new commercial fitness equipment. Your new gym is someplace special for them to train at – not just another cookie cutter gym.

Is GYMCRAFTERS equipment comparable to other brands?

ABSOLUTELY. Here at GYMCRAFTERS, we are experts in how to open a gym. We have either sold or sold against every main manufacturer in the fitness equipment industry including: Life Fitness, Paramount, BH Fitness, Pro Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Techno Gym, Nautilus, Matrix…you name it, we are familiar with it!  We know how to recognize quality construction, durability, and pieces that will last. Rather than pay for the “privilege” of advertising a company’s name on the side of your gym equipment, or get outdated or inferior quality pieces, GYMCRAFTERS does the research and builds the relationships to get our members the best value in commercial gym equipment.

How do we keep our prices so low?

GYMCRAFTERS buys direct from the dealers we work with and we pass those savings along to you. At GYMCRAFTERS, you pay wholesale dealer pricing for everything. Our concept is simple. We are a membership club just like Sam’s Club, COSTCO, or Direct Buy. Become a member with GYMCRAFTERS and receive the lowest pricing available on cutting edge fitness equipment and accessories. Never pay retail!

How do I get started?

Fill out our contact form on the website or call us at 800-942-7211 and talk to a representative.

How much money will I need to open a gym and what are my startup costs?

Every gym is different. Typically your cost to open a new gym or fitness center can vary from location depending on your lease rental rates, build out construction expenses, and your concept. GYMCRAFTERS will work with you to determine lease and build out costs and create a feasible budget for your new health club. GYMCRAFTERS can assist with business planning, lease negotiations, fitness center design, fitness equipment layouts and will help you in obtaining financing or leasing, etc. Call GYMCRAFTERS at 800-942-7211 to discuss your new gym startup costs.

Why not open a Snap Fitness, Curves, Gold’s Gym or other franchise?

When you open a gym or health club it can be a very rewarding career decision, but many people make the mistake of signing with a franchise gym.  While you may get some initial name recognition, you will pay for it with hefty franchise fees that can add up to tens of thousands of dollars.  At GYMCRAFTERS, we work closely with you on how to open a gym, and we don’t charge our members anything for our consulting services.  Don’t open a gym with the weight of monthly franchise fees on your shoulders.  At GYMCRAFTERS, we never charge you a franchise fee, you retain control of YOUR business, and we ensure you get the best pricing available.

How can I compete with other gym franchises?

GYMCRAFTERS NEVER charges any franchise fees. This means lower overhead and an edge on the competition! Compare GYMCRAFTERS services and pricing against the typical gym franchises like Snap Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Planet Fitness, Curves, Powerhouse Gym, Gold’s Gym, Contours Fitness, Fitness 19, etc. and you will quickly realize you are working for them, not for yourself. GYMCRAFTERS is the only non-franchise gym set up where we give you the one on one help and total support and systems you will need in opening your fitness center business, without franchise fees or royalties. This literally saves you thousands of dollars that could be growing your OWN brand. GYMCRAFTERS has over 80 years of combined ownership and management experience to show you how!

How long does it take me to open a gym after contacting GYMCRAFTERS?

No two clubs are the same, but if you already have your location and concept, GYMCRAFTERS can get you set up in to your new gym and open in about 2-3 months.

What experience does GYMCRAFTERS have?

GYMCRAFTERS has over 80 years of combined ownership and management experience, with many successful clients. Here is what John and Jessica Pokorski have to say about their experience with GYMCRAFTERS. http://youtu.be/E9ypftMU4E0

I don’t have any prior experience running a gym business; do I need experience to open one?

No, you do not have to have prior experience to open a successful gym! GYMCRAFTERS will work with you every step of the way in teaching you our proven concepts and systems. We have many members who are successful gym owners who started out with no prior gym experience!

What type of fitness center does GYMCRAFTERS support?

GYMCRAFTERS supports all fitness models: coed, 24-7 always open gyms, ladies only gyms, CrossFit boxes, PT studios, large warehouse style gyms, etc.

Can GYMCRAFTERS help me to find a location and building to open my own gym?

Yes, GYMCRAFTERS will take a look at the area you want to put a fitness center in and will do a demographics study to guide you in what area location and size gym you should open there. Once you settle on the area you want, GYMCRAFTERS will then negotiate the best possible leasing terms or building purchase terms that are available to you.

How does the GYMCRAFTERS system compare to the other typical gym franchises?

GYMCRAFTERS will provide you with the same training, guidance as the typical franchises with continual support after you open your gym for as long as you are a member- all with no franchise or royalty fees ever, saving you thousands!

Does GYMCRAFTERS help me in financing or leasing for my new gym?

GYMCRAFTERS can help you to obtain bank financing or leasing. Our finance team are experts in bank loans, leasing, mortgage refinance, 401k and IRA Rollovers and we they will work to get you the very best possible financing for your needs.

Since GYMCRAFTERS doesn’t charge franchise fees, how do they generate revenue?

GYMCRAFTERS generates revenue on all of our complete gym start up packages. We deal directly with our sources, manufacturers and suppliers buying in volume with the best discounts available then passing the savings directly to our members.

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