This is something I have done, relocated and done again and again. I teach CECs to fintess professionals, but business isn’t one of them. So, I wouldn’t mind answering a few questions if anyone is interested in hearing what I have to say on the subject. Check out my website if you want to email me. www.hawaiifitnessacademy.com
Take a look at your market niche too, as a Studio if you don’t hit your niche right you can be seen as not small enough to be “personal” and not big enough to be a “real gym”, but get your niche and marketing right and you’ll be seen as the best of both worlds.
Check out http://www.usedgymequipment.com/ and check out their refurbished packages for personal training studios then add what you need according to your target market.
You can set up a basic studio fairly cheap $1000-$1500 depending on what equipment you are familiar with(rent not included). ATRX strap system, squat rack, benches, weights, bands and other misc equipment can be bought fairly cheap if you shop around, but quality does matter.
I personally use Rogue fitness, Perform Better, and Power Systems for most of my new purchases.
Hello Stephanie Mckinney,
You may also want to think about working for or with a studio owner to find out more about the day to day details and how they run their place.
You will want to make sure you have a market first; no clients, no business.
There is much to consider as the others already mention.