Fitness Center Budget Proposal
The fitness center budget proposal is presented in the pages following this summary. Multiple options are presented in this proposal, but the recommendations are listed below:
Max class size of 20 veterans.
3 classes held each day
Based on the recommendations, the equipment budget is $49,087.78 and the annual budget for trainers will be $23,400.00. The total cost for FY1 will be $72,487.78 with an estimated cost of $25,854.39 for FY2-FY5.
The spreadsheets in the subsequent sections present an equipment list, class schedule, and annual budget.
About Endurance for Veterans
Endurance for Veterans was founded in 2015 by Robert Estrada, with the mission of reducing the number of veterans who take their own lives, by providing the opportunity to heal and rehabilitate through physical fitness.
Robert served in the Marine Corps for eight years, six of which were spent overseas. During his time in the Marine Corps, Robert was deployed to multiple conflict zones and spent two consecutive years serving in the Middle East. After getting out of the Marine Corps in 2006, Robert started experiencing PTSD symptoms and was formally diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder in 2009. Robert found solace, healing and comradery in physical fitness and started Endurance for Veterans to help share the benefits of physical fitness to other veterans in need.
The objective of Endurance for Veterans is to provide veterans the opportunity to improve their state of mind through physical fitness. We believe physical fitness is a valuable component of a comprehensive mental health treatment plan and provide the following to help with the fight against PTSD:
- Over 130 supporting organizations across the United States that provide subsidized or free memberships to veterans in need.
- Provide veterans a reduced membership fee to local gyms and CrossFit affiliates.
- Provide home equipment to veterans who do not have the ability to visit a local gym.
- Help veterans pursue a career in physical fitness.
- Research the impact community-based physical fitness has on PTSD symptoms.
Endurance for Veterans has built a team of subject-matter experts, who are authorities in their specific physical fitness discipline, to provide the best to veterans. Our team is also includes trainers specializing in master's athletes (40+ years of age) and adaptive athletes (veterans with physical disabilities).
Products and Services Provided
The fitness center will provide customized, specific programs geared to all levels of fitness. All classes will be taught by trained and certified instructors. This structure also allows for “open gym” time where veterans can work out on their own. Functional fitness, yoga, and martial arts are listed as the three main services provided, but the equipment/layout provides the opportunity for growth and other activities.
Functional fitness: Functional fitness delivers a regimen that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Functional fitness is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. Training programs are designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience, age, or gender. Below are some videos that highlight the wide range of age groups/disabilities that benefit from functional fitness.
Yoga: Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.
Martial Arts: There are multiple forms of martial arts, but they all provide the same benefits. Beyond contributing to physical fitness, martial arts training also has benefits for mental health, contributing to self-esteem, self-control, emotional and spiritual well-being.
The following assumptions were made when drafting this proposal:
- Janitorial services will be covered in the overall budget proposal.
- Utility (water, electricity, heating/air-conditioning, etc.) cost will be covered by the facility.
- Liability coverage will be included in the overall insurance policy.
- 2,500 sq ft workout area will be provided (size can be modified as needed).
Below is the proposed equipment list for a standard facility and accounts for three class sizes: 10, 20, and 30 participants.
Below is an estimated annual budget based on the following criteria:
Average class size of 20 or fewer participants
3 classes held/day
5% replacement cost for equipment each year.