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.