Since I was in middle school, fitness has been a crucial section of my life. I played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. When I graduated from high school, I was lucky enough to continue playing baseball at university and the physical training was especially intense. It was always my goal to eventually own and operate my own gym. I’ve taken extensive courses in activity science and physical therapy. I’m certified as a personal trainer and have finished all the necessary first aid courses. The most difficult thing was finding a suitable and affordable location for my gym. I seriously needed to locate the right sized building with plenty of parking available. The investment into equipment was a pretty major thing. Installing locker rooms with showers, an office section and a commercial heating and cooling device added up abruptly. I knew there would be a good deal of ongoing overhead and service, however with people coming and going throughout the daytime and evening, a ton of dirt gets tracked in. Weather extremes demand either heating or cooling regularly. The stink of sweat needs to be handled by an effective filtration system. When I finally opened up my fitness center, I didn’t pay enough attention to the crucialness of the plumbing system. The sizable number of people passing through the gym puts a lot of demands on the plumbing… Every person utilizes the plumbing system in some way or another. They are always washing their hands, using the toilet, taking showers and certainly use the drinking fountain. For the first couple of weeks of operation, I was spending most of my time combatting clogs and leaks. I can’t have my gym smelling something like a septic system or flooding with water. I finally signed up for service program with a professional plumbing supplier.