• Health
Health Fitness How To Correctly Choose Commercial Gym Equipment

How To Correctly Choose Commercial Gym Equipment

-

When you have decided to open your own gym, it is essential that you take the time to choose the right sort of equipment. It is important to remember that you are not only shopping for yourself, you’re shopping for your future patrons who will come to you to workout. In this article, we have outlined some of our favourite tips for choosing commercial gym equipment.

  1. Determine your space limitations
    It is important to remember that a lot of your gym will be taken up with non-equipment areas (such as lobbies, office, bathrooms and utility rooms). If you’re a franchisee, it’s also important to note that your franchiser may have set up standards that you must follow for how much room these features are required to take up.
  2. Choose your equipment mix
    Once you know how much space you have to work with, it’s time to start looking at the equipment you wish to provide. In many gyms, it tends to be split between 47% strength, 33% cardio and 20% group pieces. If you’re a franchisee, you may have specific rules on how much space you need to devote to each of these areas.
  3. Visualise your gym
    To get an idea of what commercial gym equipment you could invest in, it’s a good idea to visualise your space. Whether you draw a birds eye view on a sheet of paper or whether you use software that allows you to create different floor plans, this can give you an idea of where everything can be placed in order to create the best flow.
  4. Determine financing or leasing
    You need to decide whether you will purchase the equipment outright or whether you will lease it. There are pros and cons to each option, so it is important to weigh them against the needs of your gym. When renting, you can upgrade whenever you like, for example, whilst owning the pieces gives you freedom to use them as you like.
  5. Consider maintenance and warranties
    When you’re investing large amounts of time and money in your equipment choices, you want to ensure that they’re going to withstand the tests of time and consistent usage. This is why it is important to consider how the pieces are going to be maintained and whether they’re covered by a warranty (and, if so, how long it is).
  6. Determine whether you will network
    You will find that offering a networked cardio workout experience is not only beneficial to your patrons, it is beneficial to you. Having a cloud-based platform that patrons can use to keep track of their workouts can keep them motivated, encouraging them to hit the gym on a regular basis and even invite others to join them.

We hope that you found the information and tips provided above useful in choosing commercial gym equipment. At the end of the day, it is important to think about the kinds of workouts and goals that your future patrons may have – this will provide you with plenty of hints as to what you should invest in. And don’t hesitate to seek advice or assistance when required.

How To Correctly Choose Commercial Gym Equipment
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

Latest news

Japanese Owl Meaning and Symbolism

If you're wondering about the Japanese owl meaning and symbolism in Asian cultures, the Owl, along with Maneki Neko...

What Are the Signs of Depression in Women

Gender and depression have long been the scope of research in the field of emotional disorders; most authors believe...

Top 7 Superfoods for Men to Stay Young

Superfoods are generally regarded as targeted foods that provide the maximum nutritional benefit - thus these foods are nutritionally-dense...

Best Brain foods for Kids – Boost Brain Power and Keep Sharp

A child's brain is developing rapidly and if you want them to improve their performance in school and their...

7 of the Best Brain Foods for Studying

The foods that you eat can improve the functioning of your brain. Just like drugs, foods have amino acids,...

B12 Shots for Dogs – 10 Key Benefits

The end of 2010, my little dog -- a 7-pound Papillon -- became very stressed after a flood in...

Must read

Student Loan Rates – 2012

If you are considering going...

Have You Discovered Your Own Cure For Cancer?

A Cure For Cancer? Did you know...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you