If I were opening next month and had to pay for everything, that’s a different list than what would be my ideal. I could start with a much smaller operation and earn into my “ideal” location. So, my “starter” list would be:
A big open space with rubberized floor an mirrors with as much natural light as possible.
A Freemotion or similar adjustable machine with many functions.
A rack to hang CrossCore, rings, bags, pull-up bars, and weight bars.
CrossCore (high-end suspension / rotational bodyweight trainer)
High quality mats
Lebert Equalizers and buddy systems
I actually have everything except the studio and the freemotion machine. If not for two small kids, if the right space presented itself, I could go into business and have enough to get started.
Over time, I would love to add gyrotronic or pilates reformers.