i have never heard of this being done before. i think its a great and creative idea. it could potentially put a spin on the whole buying memberships program that is currently in place at every health club. in terms of how much should be charged that would depend on how much your overhead costs are, this is why health clubs have membership packages to garuntee the money is coming in.
It does sound like a good idea at first.
It might have merit, but usually things like this can go sour. Companies have had programs like this in place- incentives for weight loss. The problem is that sometimes people can take it too far. For example- some people may try unhealthy routes to keep coming to your classes by starving themselves.
The other problem is how often will you weigh people?
It’ll be time consuming if you do it every time, and people’s weight fluctuates by several lbs every few days.
If you do it once less often will it be enough to be worth it to the members?
If you do it will you have to bring in more people to reach your desired bottom line?
Hello Jim Hensrud,
I do not particularly like the idea of putting two stresses together: weight and money.
Dropping the excess poundage should be done for health reasons, and health reasons alone.
I do not desire to lose weight…do I get to train for free? People are all different sizes; how to handle that? Why “ten” pounds?
There is much to go wrong with combining these two, sorry.