A gym suddenly closes and you’re left stranded and your money is gone. This happened recently and left many members angry and frustrated. Why do gyms do this to their loyal members? When a gym is going out of business here are some red flags to watch out for.
Red Flag #1
Who do you speak to about problems with the gym? If the owner is not accessible, then how can problems get solved? When you have never seen or spoken to the owner, then odds are they probably won’t show up. It’s often very difficult to get someone on the phone after multiple attempts.
Red Flag #2
Has the business has changed ownership multiple times? This often indicates the owner is losing money and the business isn’t profitable. Owners who invest in franchises tend to get out when the going is rough. They try to cut their losses and run!
Red Flag #3
Employees who are happy stay where they work. If you don’t see any staff at all then it means the ownership isn’t up to par. When you constantly see new employees coming in and out of the facility, it can indicate a poor working environment.
Red Flag #4
Keep an eye out for equipment that is poorly maintained and if the facility is dirty. This indicates there’s no pride of ownership. Poorly maintained equipment is also a safety hazard. Whoever owns the gym isn’t interested in keeping the gym running.
When you have found a facility that cares about your well-being, it shows! Any good owner fosters a warm and inviting environment. When the facility is not up to par, perhaps it’s time for a change.
When it comes to your health,
You should never accept anything less than the best.