How do you know when it’s time to make upgrades to a fitness facility? From the small issues to the glaringly large ones, we’ll help you answer this question with our simple quiz: check off any of the 25 most common facility mishaps below that apply.
Rusty Vintage kettlebells and/or dumbbells
2 or more out of order machines
Cracked yoga mats
Deflated stability balls
A collection of snapped resistance bands
Jump ropes missing adjustable screws
Constantly-clogged soap dispensers
Moldy shower curtains
Disappearing gym towels
Slick/wet locker room floors
At least one out of order toilet
Unclaimed yet locked lockers
Worn-out gym towels
Dripping soap dispensers
Out of order sauna
Safety & Hygiene
A mysterious case of missing spray bottles
Overflowing trash cans
Dirty fitness equipment
Unmanageably dirty floors
A weak-stream water fountain that
requires impressive body contortions
Fewer personal training clients
Dwindling group exercise attendees
Tally up your results:
- More than 16: I hate to break it to you but your facility needs a major upgrade. If it isn’t already affecting your membership retention, it is bound to.
- 10 - 15: Your facility is in decent shape but remember, to be able to compete with the new and shiny gyms popping up in your area, you might want to address some issues.
- Less than 10: Congrats, your facility is in great shape! That doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for improvement, though. Be on the lookout for opportunities to address and stay on top of burgeoning issues.
Ready to upgrade? Take a look at some more resources to help improve your facility: