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Making Money in the Fitness Business Paperback – Aug 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Coaches Choice; 2 edition (August 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585187097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585187096
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.7 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #693,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gives some some useful insights but that's all. Much more current industry and business knowledge is needed to make money in the fitness business today - example: what tribes(groups created around interests) are present/dominant in today's industry and how do you develop and cultivate them to make a profitable business model.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book April 19 2008
By Steve Nichols - Published on
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I'm a personal trainer and this industry is full meat heads and corporate idiots that know zero about the fitness world. There main goal is to make numbers and get paid, while the trainer works his/her butt off to make a living. I saw Plummer speak at a seminar and he owns a chain of gyms in Colorado but he explains that in order to run a business you have to first take care of the employees and second creative a great workout atmosphere. Unlike Gold's gym or 24 hour fitness, kid's should be involved as well as grandma and grandpa.

Not meat heads that slam the weights down or overcrowded gyms where people ignore the 30 minute rule on the cardio equipment. Health problems in this country is on the high side of things just look at ur friends and family everyones getting fat and out of shape. We owe it to ourselves as Americans and to our families as fathers, mothers, etc to take care of our fitness and health cause its important.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fitness Business is the Hospitality Business Nov. 2 2007
By Lynn Hoffman, author:Radiation Days: A Comedy - Published on
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This is the book that I used in a college-level hospitality course.
My department-hospitality management-was interested in showing that
the principles and orientations of a successful hotel or restaurant
applied to many other businesses as well.
One of the obvious choices was the fitness/spa business which depends
on customer perception of value received and on a strict attention to
cost controls and sales and marketing. This book was the only one that
had a useful perspective and that covered all the relevant aspects
of running a fitness operation. Of course, no book can prepare you with
all the answers about any business, but this one certainly started
students out with the right questions.

Lynn Hoffman, who interested in fitness, but really loves wine. New Short Course in Wine,The
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Struggling gym owners can learn how to make money, for real! July 22 1999
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I have been in the fitness business for 2 years and I 've been just breaking even, until I received this book from a friend that has a Gold's Gym. I was doing what was wrong with most gyms and trying to make it work. This book has given me a new perspective and by implementing just a few of the suggestions in this book, things are already turning around. My next 6 months should be very interesting. I would highly suggest this book for any owner even the ones that are making money, because you could always make more.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The simplest ideas with the best results! Jan. 10 2002
By David Tremblay - Published on
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Being in the fitness business has many rewards as well as many challenges to meet. Most of us learned the ins and outs of this business the hard way. Thomas Plummer pulls no punches! He is truly a man who knows his stuff. My staff and I have used many of his techniques with great results. I recommend this book to anyone who sees themselves being a success well into the future.
5.0 out of 5 stars This book made me buy my fitness center! March 30 2009
By Anita Mar - Published on
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All I can say: a fantastic book. After having read it and studied it thoroughly, I feel confident that I will be successfull in running my new gym. I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone who is in the fitness industry: it will give you a fresh view on how things are done.