Gyms as a Service For Multifamily Apartment Gyms
GYMS as a SERVICE. With a simple Monthly Service fee, your gym equipment is supplied to you and professionally set up in the best design for your fitness space. Everything is thought out for you and all you need to do is provide the residents to use your GYM.
GYMS as a SERVICE. What is it, and why is it the best choice for your Apartment Gym?
GYMS as a SERVICE is the new way Apartments are providing Gyms across America.
Let me tell you how GYMS as a SERVICE got started and why TODAY, Apartment Gyms all across America are using it.
Hello, my name is Steve Paterson and the founder: GYMS as a SERVICE Industry.
My Journey started right out of College when I got a job selling Gym equipment to Multifamily Apartment properties.
My job as a salesperson was to travel around and visit as many Apartment properties as I could and check out the fitness center facilities that were being provided for the Apartment residents. Then, get to know the managers and see if I could provide a better option than what they were currently offering.
Being a young man and having grown up working out inside the large Health Clubs in the Los Angeles area. I was shocked and severely disappointed at what I found on my visits to these Apartment Gyms.
Later in this article, I will go into detail at what I found and what I DID NOT find as I toured Apartment gyms across America. But to say the least, it was a very disappointing experience.
When I realized how UNDERSERVED the Apartment Gym industry was, I just had to do something about it. This was “MY INDUSTRY,” and the profession I chose to be in for my business career.
I just had to find a SOLUTION, and do it better than any other Company can.
So I began to survey and interview the managers at 100’s of Apartments that were providing an on-site Gym for their residents. And what I learned turned on my big idea, ‘LIGHTBULB,‘ and I got very excited.
I went right to work on my new SOLUTION.
What I created was a new way of serving this Apartment GYM industry. I call it “GYMS as a SERVICE,” and it’s a plug-in and play service, for YOUR Apartment Gym.
I knew building a business of this magnitude would not be easy. This was going to be a
VERY EXPENSIVE project for me and my New Company.
So I had to get my finances in order. I sold my expensive home in Mission Viejo California and moved to a small, but technically advanced, city where I could operate my new business with as low-overhead as possible.
I chose Coeur d’Alene Idaho as my best location to run my virtual business on a shoestring budget. This would free up the Capital I had so I could better serve my clients in hundreds of United States Cities. I took the money I made selling my expensive California home and I used it to buy the Gym equipment to supply all my new clients.
I convinced the investors I needed and I launched my new Company in 2004.
GYMS as a SERVICE was born, and what a simple and POWERFUL business service it is.
For one simple MONTHLY Service fee, your gym equipment is supplied to you and professionally set up in the best design for your fitness space. Everything is thought out for you and all you need to provide are the people to use your GYM.
You never have to concern yourself with the maintenance, quality, safe positioning or the REPAIRS of the Gym machines.
We SERVICE your Apartment Gym better than you or anyone else can.
We handle the expensive costs of purchasing the health Club quality gym equipment, the regular preventive maintenance, and all REPAIRS. We also provide you with a detailed and regularly updated LIABILITY folder.
We look after YOUR best interests and partner with you to provide the best GYM for you to offer your residents. All you have to do is BUDGET the monthly service fee and everything else is taken care of.
Let me ask you a question?
If you could just plug in a Gym with a monthly service. Fix your monthly expenses, and provide a professional GYM that will serve your residents the best. And save you the most amount of money. WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED?
Would you give me your email address and phone # so we can discuss how this service can help your business?
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Let me explain what I found when I was touring Apartment gyms across America, and what I DID NOT FIND.
My conversations with the Apartment managers was one of confusion. These apartment managers were experienced in operating an Apartment living community for residents. But now they were given the task of offering a Gym Amenity that they knew nothing about.
The owners of the Apartment buildings just told the managers to get it done because everybody else was providing a fitness center at their Apartment properties. So we have to offer the same amenity to compete.
When I asked these Apartment managers what they thought about the task? They all said they were a little scared and concerned about how to do it and they had no idea it would be so hard and expensive.
Then I asked; “What was your first step to getting it done?” “We went to Google and looked for local businesses that sold fitness equipment. Gave them a call and told them we needed a fitness center.”
These calls to local vendors invited the SHARKS to come in to sell their products to make a big commission check.
So I asked; “Were these gym equipment sales reps helpful?
The response was; “NO, They just kept asking for the deposit check.”
The more questions the managers asked the more the sales reps just wanted a check to start the order.
When the managers asked questions like; “How does the warranty work?” “What happens when the fitness equipment breaks?” “Why do I need so many fitness machines?” “What if I only have a few people using the Gym at the same time?” “What if we get many users and the equipment starts to break?” “What if we are not happy and our residents are not happy?”
Their answer was always the same. “Don’t worry about all of that, just give us that big check and we will be here for you. You have a 3-year warranty so you have nothing to worry about.” (Owe Really?)
Then I told the managers about all of my experiences when I toured hundreds of Apartment fitness centers across America.
I explained that many of the Apartment Gyms were sold Non-Commercial quality fitness machines.
I asked; “Did you know that if you have residents using your Gym more than 4 hours each day you are legally considered a Commercial gym?”
“Did your sales reps explain the difference between commercial quality gym equipment and non-commercial quality?” They all answered; “NO!”
I explained to them that what I noticed as a big problem was the detailed record keeping of the regular maintenance of each facility. And how important this was from a LIABILITY position. When I asked these Apartment managers to see their detailed maintenance records they received from their maintenance company. Nobody had one to show me.
When I asked them who was doing the regular preventive maintenance most of them said, nobody. The managers just called for service when a fitness machine was broken.
The Apartment gyms that actually had a maintenance/service agreement were not getting regular updates with records showing what was serviced and when, and what was repaired.
Because I understood what a commercial Gym needed as far as safety signs placed inside the gym to reduce the liability RISK for any Company providing a GYM. I asked them if the fitness equipment sales rep offered you advice and gave you proper signage to place in your Apartment Gym? The answer was, NO!
Then my next question was; “Your sales rep told you-you have a 3-year warranty so don’t worry about anything.”
Once your Gym equipment was installed, how often did they come in and do service? ANSWER: Never or sometimes.
I then asked; “Are you happy with your service techs performance?” All agreed that the service from the fitness equipment techs was not good, to say the least. And worn out parts being replaced under the warranty agreement never happened. Because they are wear parts, not covered by the warranty. So we always had to bring out our checkbook and pay for repairs.
My next BIG QUESTION; “Hey Apartment manager, in the last 3 years how much money have you spent repairing and maintaining the gym equipment on your property?” They all answered the same. “WE HAVE NO IDEA.”
So when I told them to go to the bookkeeper and find out. They were all astonished at how much money they had spent on expenses outside the approved budget. The HIDDEN costs were unbelievable.
Then I would ask; “When you had problems that needed to be solved and you called your sales rep, did he even call you back?” Everyone answered the same; “NO!”
So after you paid the big check you were pretty much left on your own? And the answer was; “YES!”
My next question; “If you had to do it again would you do it differently if you could just plug in a GYMS as a SERVICE and have everything handled for you?” They all said; “YES.“
My final question; “What else do I need to say to get you to give me your email address, contact information and let me help you with your on-site fitness facility?”
They all answered; “I am ready to give you a shot to help us provide the best GYM for our residents.”
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