What About Those Specialty Classes?

by Patricia Ryan, MS on Jul 01, 2002

Do you charge for specialty classes? A few years ago when specialty classes requiring specific equipment or more highly trained—and hence, more expensive instructors—grew on the fitness scene, owners and managers played with the idea of charging fees in addition to membership fees. What happened? It appears that the extra charges never became part of the game, and facilities instead chose to absorb the costs. What is the balance between charging extra to cover costs and upsetting the membership?

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Patricia Ryan, MS

Patricia Ryan, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Patricia Ryan is the Vice President of Education for the International Council on Active Aging, which is headquartered in Vancouver, BC.