Cultivating Health Benefits from GYM and Fitness Apps

June 06, 2024, by Tom Jawado

Cultivating Health Benefits from GYM and Fitness Apps by Tom Jawado
On average, an individual should engage in 150 minutes of aerobic activity 
or 75 minutes of intense aerobic activity per week, ideally spread out 
throughout the week, or a combination of the two”
 The American Heart Association (AHA)

As you are well aware, in this fast-paced world of today, maintaining one's 
physical fitness and health has become crucial for everyone on the planet, 
not just athletes. To witness this I got the chance to go to a neighborhood 
gym in my area and appreciate how committed individuals are to their 
physical and overall well-being. From being simple leisure facilities to active 
business hubs, nowadays gyms serves as centers for both improved life and 
increased income.  People workout under the guidance of certified trainers, 
driven by a shared dedication to well-being. 

As abstract as the idea of owning a gym is, owning a gym is profitable more 
than you think because beyond the individual benefits owners profit from 
providing upscale services like spa treatments, nutrition counseling, and 
personal training. Gyms' attractiveness as lifestyle destinations is further 
enhanced by celebrity endorsements and partnerships with wellness brands.

Although the capital costs of the gyms equipment and facilities can be 
substantial, the ongoing operating costs are relatively low compared to 
other businesses.

“Gym equipment and facilities can require a large initial investment, but 
compared to other enterprises, the continuous operating expenditures are 
quite minimal”
Nick bare (a fitness couch and founder of BPN-bare performance nutrition

In contrast to the golden age when gyms solely featured equipment, 
technology is now extensively utilized. Everything has changed with the 
introduction of fitness apps.Fitness apps are estimated to have an annual 
income range of hundreds to millions of dollars. Numerous fitness apps have 
achieved success through in-app purchases, subscription models, and 
collaborations with other fitness firms in response to the growing need for 
digital fitness solutions. For instance, Nike Inc., the company that controls 
the "Nike Training Club" app, claims that its 18 million users bring in about
$54 million a year. Similarly apps like MapMyRun and Runkeeper are used 
by millions and generates lots of money. 

While fitness apps offer easy, customized exercise solutions, money 
management is one area that every gym owner masters in order to develop 
maximum profits. For fitness applications and clubs to be profitable and 
sustainable, effective financial management is essential. 

To maintain a healthy cash flow, tracking and analysis of income and 
expenses are required. Adopting sound budgeting procedures facilitates 
resource allocation that is efficient, reduces wasteful spending, and 
maximizes operating expenses. Frequent performance evaluations and 
financial audits help pinpoint areas that could benefit from investments and 
cost reductions.

Overall, according to Vincent Liam, a certified trainer with a B.S. in
kinesiology, “when run well, gyms and fitness apps can offer individuals a
number of health benefits, including improved mental, emotional, and
cognitive functions”
. Hence, it is crucial that every individual harvests these 
benefits for a better life.

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