Hi, I am considering opening up my own business, and one of my choices are to open up an MMA or kickboxing facility somewhere in northern VA for people to come for open training and sparring.
The goal of this thread is to gather each of your experiences at various schools and explain what you liked and disliked, and what you would expect from a great gym. You don't need to give any specific names where you trained. I have personally trained a few years at various kick boxing schools through out northern VA. In my experience, there are lots of problems I've encountered, such as location, training methods, instructors, drills, equipment, sanitation, rules, costs, etc. I know that running any business is serious, and it takes a great deal of dedication and commitment. This discussion would be a good starting point.
So, please share your experiences and thoughts.