How Do I Get Advice on Buying a Gym?

Buy a Gym Today - Profit When? There's an old saying that states, "Free advice is worth [only] what you pay for it." While this is true in many situations in life, how does this homily apply to buying a gym? After all, anyone who wants to buy a gym will need some serious advice on the matter. They will want answers to such questions as, "What kind of gym should I buy?" and "What's the advantage of a franchise over an existing gym?" and "How do I know it's a good price?" and so many more. Additional concerns arise once the reality of buying a gym starts to sink in. Then buyers will want to know, "How much money do I need to operate the gym properly?" and "When will I start to show a profit?" The novice may not even know which questions to ask, not to mention having a clue about the answers. In this situation, free advice is both available and worthwhile. Even the cost of paying for such advice is nominal. Advice on Buying a Gym So do you settle for free advice, or pay som…
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How to Buy a Gym for Sale

Buying a Gym for Sale Gyms for sale are all around us. There are a number of factors to consider when buying a gym, and plenty of questions to ask once you have settled on a couple of possibilities. Learn as much as you can before taking the big leap. Examine the Financials Check over the gym’s profit-and-loss sheets and cash flow statements. You should know everything there is to know about how much money has come into the gym, where it went, and what are the projections for future earnings. Enlist the services of an accountant or CPA to assist with these efforts. Pay special attention to the gym’s liabilities, as new owners usually acquire these along with the gym’s assets. The due diligence package should also include the gym’s income tax returns, legal filings, articles of incorporation, and information on lawsuits both past and pending. Understand Why the Gym is For Sale Everyone has his or her own reason for wanting to sell a gym or health club. Retirement is a p…
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Finding Gyms for Sale with Seller Financing

Financing a Gym Purchase Few people who wish to buy a gym have the kind of cash it takes to pay 100 percent of the purchase price up front. Some sort of financing is almost always necessary. The traditional path to financing the purchase of a gym involves sitting down with a banker, filling out a loan application, and waiting to see if you qualify. Once the loan is approved - assuming everything is in order - you have the funds you need to proceed. Whether you are buying an existing gym, starting one from scratch, the path to gym ownership almost always runs through some sort of financial institution, whether commercial bank, credit union, or private equity firm. But there is another route available to you, if you happen to be buying a gym that is already up and running - having the existing gym owner provide some or all of the financing. What is Seller Financing? In its simplest terms, seller financing means that the current owner of a gym offers to carry some or all of t…
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Can a Health Club Broker help you Buy a Gym?

If you are considering a health club broker to help you purchase a gym, it is important that you understand exactly what health club brokers do, what help they offer, and what you should look for in a health club brokerage firm. A health club broker works with you to access your needs and help you through the buying process. In most cases, the health club broker's fee is a percentage of the selling price, and is paid once the sale is complete, either by the buyer or the seller. Health Club brokers work somewhat like realtors. A good health club broker will evaluate the gym, and provide you with financial statements and cash flow statements for the gym you are considering. While they do not provide financing, they will usually work with you to find financing, or help the seller to owner finance the gym in a way that protects both parties. A health club broker that is working for you will ask you several questions, including why you want to start a gym, what your educational …
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Reasons to Buy a Gym Today

With today’s rising unemployment, there is a corresponding rise in the number of prospective buyers looking for gyms, health clubs and fitness centers for sale. Many people dream of owning their own gym, being the boss, setting the rules, controlling their lives, and earning for themselves. Starting a gym can be difficult. You have to spend a lot of time and money coming up with an idea or service; testing it; developing its production or operation, marketing and selling it; hiring people; finding a location; sourcing equipment and vendors, and attracting new members. Many of these start-up frustrations are bypassed when you buy an existing gym. There is no better time than today to pursue your dream of owning your own gym. Why should you buy a gym? 1. The gym has immediate cash flow from day one. You start earning as soon as you sign the purchase contract. 2. Existing membership base is already in place. Start-up ventures sometimes fail because new members do not co…
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