MMA Fitness Gym
First came the explosion of the sport of MMA. Now we are seeing the emergence of MMA gyms throughout the country. Even the UFC has partnered with the founder of 24 Hour Fitness Mark Mastrov to develop UFC Gyms. So what are the benefits and disadvantages of an MMA based gym, and what differences are there in the management of these new and exciting gym models? The short answer on management is that they are very much the same. Whether a member is lifting weights, doing Pilates, taking a boxing, a Jiu Jitsu class, or an MMA class, the day to day operation of an MMA gym is basically the same as a typical gym. Sure there are differences, but the similarities are so great that anyone familiar with gym management will find themselves well equipped to operate an MMA based gym. The biggest differences lie in the instructors, and the space and resources devoted to classes.
“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Or so the saying goes. It does make sense though. Working isn’t the chore that people make it out to be. The chore is doing something you don’t like to do. For those of you who love Mixed Martial Arts, the chore is finding a way to make money in the industry. Unlike many other more mature industries, MMA is relatively new, and therefore the opportunities to make money in this emerging industry are few and far between.