Hello, I am a CFO for a private club in Michigan. Our members would like the club to build a fitness facility. The proposed facility will be 5,000 sq. feet with machines, free weights, locker facilities, and a smoothie bar. How many housekeeping and maintenance employees are necessary? Should we hire a manager for the fitness center?
Is your club as part a golf course? For a 5000 sq.ft usually a crew of 1-2 cleaning personnel might be enough especially if you have them work on a split shift. Probably 2-3 hours during the day and then a couple more hours in the evening could be a good option. As for maintenance having someone on call should be adequate for your facility. Your biggest expense would be staffing the place with a trainer or a fitness attendant because they usually cost more than your typical cleaning and maintenance crew. Nancy gave you some good points here. I hope this helps.