The fitness industry is exploding.
One in five Americans are heading to the gym or at least have a gym membership. Fitness trends like Crossfit, Soul Cycle, pilates and yoga are now mainstream and available in most cities.
More and more folks are quitting their 9 to 5 and chasing their passions by jumping full steam into the fitness industry.
However, starting a gym is not just about passion. The bottom line is, it's still a business and most small businesses fail within the first 18 months.
How do you insure that your gym succeeds and does not become a statistic?
Can you turn your passion into a financial success?
To help us answer these questions (and more), we talked to Brian Hassan of Flagship Athletic Performance, a successful gym enterprise in San Francisco. Brian has succeeded by combining his business background with his passion for fitness and he has tons of awesome advice for anyone flirting with the idea of opening a gym.