Automate a proshop in a gym to make money while you sleep.
When i chose to turn my gym into a 24 hour fully automated facility, I knew I hadto automate everything i possibly could to futurize the gym industry.
One problem i had was being able to sell all my energy, protein, and NO2 drinks without being there or having to worry about someone taking drinks out of the old glass front freezer because no one was at the counter at the time, or they said they forgot to pay us when they seen us. This was costing us a minimum of $100 a month in drinks.
I researched glass front drink machines that accept up to $5 bills and found a company in Atlanta, Georgia that offered a guarantee and it was only 3 hours from my house. So i went to there warehouse and they were an excellent family owned company that totally redid every part of the machines they got in.
I bought refurbished because they are like new and are about a 1/4 of the cost.
Anyway, i took a can and bottle of each drink i was gonna sell, and made sure they would work.A word of warning, Red Bull small cans wont work in these machines and you can’t buy shims either, coke is the only one that has special machines and makes shims but wont sell them.
I found the right machine at a cost of $1,800 and it was the best investment i could have made.
The company’s name is A & M equipment in Atlanta, GA. I found them on ebay, i believe they ship for a fee.
I highly recommend them for all your vending machine needs because i saw them redoing the machines with my own eyes and they are good.
I also checked into automated machines they carry for snacks and protein bars, and even tanning lotion paks.
My gym isn’t that big so i decided not to carry all that right now.
I have had my machine for over a year without problems yet.
Look for ways to automate everything you can, if your like me and want freedom and less headaches.
Shannon Cook can be reached by either leaving a comment on this blog or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Shannon specializes in marketing fitness centers and turning your fitness center into a 24 hour gym.