So after 30+ years lifting iron, and finding the standard and quality of modern gyms rapidly going downhill - at least here in London, UK - I have finally got the opportunity to create and open my very own independent gym! I have 4000 sq.ft and am looking at squat racks, power racks/cages, a couple of heavy duty leg presses (for those of us with older, dodgy knees and lower backs!) flat, incline and decline benches, a couple of Smiths/Jones machines (I have no friends... I usually train alone!) and some other heavy duty machines for calves, back, shoulders etc.. and a shed load of iron plates and bars... I will have a couple of treadmills, a couple of rowers and a couple of stationary bikes. I will sell protein powders and a selection of other appropriate supplements, and branded clothing. I will also have a small cafe bar area, and sell a decent quality espresso coffee, green tea, some fruit and maybe some other food stuffs. There will be male and female changing rooms with showers. I will offer yearly contracts, monthly contracts and pay-as-you-go. There is a large supermarket car-park opposite and cheap street parking. I intend to open from 6am or 7am on weekdays, (slightly later at weekends) and close about 10pm most nights. I am very new to running a business or gym, even though I have spent my whole adult life, and some, in various gyms, so I am open to absolutely any advice or constructive criticism. What do you want to see in your gym? What do you not like?? Thanks in advance.