Why did I start a gym? Why did I start a gym without a bunch of capital, without a niche, and in Columbus, Ohio where gyms are everywhere. What was I thinking? This week I got a new client which would normally make me very happy but this week I also lost a client. Last week I lost a client. To make matters even worse one person is very late and four people have not done what they have said they will do.
My account is negative $236, my gas tank is on 1/8 of a tank, I have no cash, my fridge is almost empty, my lease is ending at the end of this month, and to top it all off I owe $1200 for my title loan. I am so close to losing my shit right now. The joys of entrepreneurship and doing paid in fulls as a gym owner. Sure it is great to get $400-$1000 at a time but that cuts into the recurring revenue and then I have to do it again. When that happens and something bad like your significant other quitting their job and totaling your car occurs then what?
We lost about $5000 in income and were already struggling. My bank account goes negative almost every month. I think I am great at what I do but maybe I am not. The only other group training thing I ever went to was a cult like gym. I know I am hundreds of times better than them as a trainer and person. There in lies the problem I do not like this cult gym, the lifts they concentrate on, or the craze that has ensued as a result of this phenomenon. I want to join them but feel like I would be selling my soul. I would need just 4 clients per year to make it worth it but I do not have the funds at this time.
What do I do? Go work 3rd shift, do random gigs for $10 an hour, go door to door as a trainer, do a salon weight loss promotion, cancel morning sessions and get a day job, hire a trainer and get a day job, hire a night trainer and get a second shift job, or say FEAR fuck everything and run. It is so damn tempting. I could sell all of my stuff for a couple thousand bucks, fly to a third world country, and live like a king for a few months. Who knows it might be good for my soul.