Free weights are an essential part of the foundation of any gym. They are available in a wide variety of formats from standard, grip plates, inter-locking, rubber coated, urethane coated and more. Plates and bars are available for all applications and in any quantity.
Before making an equipment decision, determine whether or not your facility is going to be supervised or unsupervised. If your facility is going to be supervised, meaning you have personal trainers or other staff members available to assist users, you can have more specialty and complex pieces in your facility. If your facility is not going to be supervised, then you’ll need to outfit your facility with intuitive, user-friendly, and easy to understand pieces that people can just walk up to and easily use. Same thing is true for free weights, i.e. dumbbells, plates, weight bars, benches, etc. Not only are small things like dumbbells a potential safety hazard, but anything small and portable like that can be easily stolen. Even the most prestigious, fully-staff facilities have theft, so if your facility is unsupervised think twice before bringing in free weights.
Consider rejuvenating your space by trading in one or a few old, tired pieces of equipment for a new state-of-the art commercial piece of cardio or strength equipment. Subtle changes in your equipment offerings break up the “monotony” and keep your clients feeling refreshed. We promise you, your members will thank you!
It is important to design a fitness amenity based on it’s users. Student Housing facilities are much different than Senior Living and County Clubs are much different than Fire Stations fitness rooms. Let us help you design your space towards your population.
Make sure you have commercial equipment in a commercial fitness amenity. If a fitness room has home grade fitness equipment and a user gets injured, the facility is responsible for improper equipment placed in an inappropriate setting.
Fitness equipment is broken down into a few categories: Full commercial, light commercial, specialty home fitness and sporting good fitness. Ask us which one best suits your needs.
Several fitness companies are selling you on their programming. Every month today’s technology outdates itself. Look for quality manufactures with machines that fit your fitness needs. The classes available in cyberspace nowadays are endless, don’t limit yourself to just one virtual fitness company.
The equipment should satisfy your interests and needs. The activities you can do with this fitness equipment should be challenging and enjoyable. Just buying an equipment piece does not mean that you will really use it, especially since it is something new, which makes it harder to use. Make sure you already know the equipment and that it is something that you have already tried in a gym. Start by buying small sets of equipment that match your interests.
Before buying fitness equipment, make sure you know where you can put it and how much space can be spared for it. Try to think where to place a treadmill before buying it. Measure to see if your space can accommodate the equipment. Plan ahead and ensure that the equipment can be brought into your home without creating problems. Is it safe for you? If you have pre-existing health issues, consult with your to ensure that the equipment is suitable for you. Some fitness equipment may not be easy to use and can cause injury to your body.
Don’t be fooled by the thought that you will gain more satisfaction from the fitness equipment because you spent too much money on them. Always consider how much you are willing to pay for a certain fitness equipment. Also, ask yourself if it is worth so much. Just because an equipment is expensive it does not mean the quality is great. Always check the quality or consult with an expert before you buy the fitness equipment.
Ignore claims that an exercise machine or device can provide long-lasting, easy, “no-sweat” results in a short time. These claims are false: You can’t get the benefits of exercise unless you exercise with right piece of equipment.
Question claims that a product can burn fat off a particular part of the body — for example, the buttocks, hips or stomach. Achieving a major change in your appearance requires sensible eating and regular exercise that works the whole body.