I am new here but do any of you have tips/advice on how to approach a martial arts school, rec center, or other ‘space provider’ in regards to starting a fitness bootcamp? I am looking to do something this summer and ongoing. I am in Chicagoland area and I personally prefer indoors. Outdoors would be ok, but with our park districts there are rules against just rolling up and setting up shop. Working on starting my business!!
Hi Raven. Chicago native here! 🙂 I’d say that they best thing to remember WHEN you finally begin approaching potential sites for your bootcamp is to always present your idea as a ‘win-win.’ Make sure that you lead with how your putting on your bootcamp at their facility will benefit THEM! Without that, you’ll probably not be very successful in finding the space you want. Yep, it can be as simple as the added revenue that your renting their space could bring, but if you’re more creative than that in your thinking (e.g. potential new clients to the facility etc.) you’ll probably be more successful in winning them over.
Good luck! Very exciting to be trying something new 🙂