When people are building their Clinic/Gym, I've seen them forget about this over and over again.
It NEVER fails to come up at some point. If you don't pay attention to it, it's certainly going to become a problem.
The biggest issues I see are storage and cleaning.
A lot of people want a lot of equipment, but that all eats up square footage. And people just underestimate how much room it takes to store stuff. They also forget about all the dust bunnies and dirt that come with them.
So, first of all, remember to get storage boxes. When you're storing mini bands and sliders and yoga blocks, having plastic milk crates is awesome to have that stuff organized.
If you have a bunch of weight bar collars, it's important to have a place for them as well.
And if you have heavy dumbbells, you'll see the ones that don't get used stay on the rack and develop dust underneath them. If you notice it, your clients will definitely notice it.
Remember these little things even if they sound kind of ridiculous. Even having a trash can that's in a prominent location – or people will just put trash in strange locations.
Another important factor about storage is having a little area for the person running the classes to set down stuff, check people in, check people out, maybe collect payment.
And you also have to have a place for clients to put down their stuff.
They might want to change shoes or have a sweatshirt or jacket on. Their keys, their phone. Where do we put those things during their class?
Having some cubbies for your patients or your gym members is very important.
All this sounds like small details, but man, you see some funky stuff when you own a gym.
Thinking about storage and having little storage areas for client gear and your own gear just makes the place look nicer and keeps it organized. Plus, it's a lot easier to work with.
And it also increases the chances of having patients who feel welcomed into that space.
And you know what else makes them feel welcomed? Having a personal and helpful method of communication even before their first visit.
Clinic Gym Connect gives you the opportunity to wow all your new patients and to connect with your current ones.
They'll feel welcomed into your space even before they visit it for the first time