We are all aware that buying commercial gym equipment, whether to completely stock a gym or to top up existing fitness and weight machines, is an expensive undertaking. For any gym owner it is probably the most capital intensive undertaking they will undertake.
That is why it is essential that you buy quality. But with so many companies offering supposed quality how do you know what it is you should be looking for? How do you decide from the companies and commercial gym equipment manufacturers who are offering their wares? By assessing what they offer, and measuring them against set criteria. So let us study the most important criteria that you can judge them by.
Is the gym equipment sturdy?
It is no secret that gym equipment can take a huge amount of stress in a very short time. Treadmills have large numbers of feet pounding them, chest presses have weight smashing up and down, cables taking huge amounts of strain.
To this end it is vital that you are sure that the commercial gym equipment is sturdy and unlikely to break. Check the tolerances, the thickness of cables and how ‘solid’ the frames are. The less you have to fix or replace the better value for money.
Is the gym equipment easy to maintain?
Parts break, even the most sturdy pieces of commercial gym equipment have a certain shelf life. But how easy is it to maintain these pieces of equipment and prolong their lives, giving more value for money?
Look for equipment that you are easily and cheaply able to get parts for, that have simple instructions for replacing high pressure parts and that can be easily fixed. It will help with long term value for money if you can replace parts and fix machines quickly and cheaply.
Attractive equipment is important in a gym
Pieces of equipment that look good in your gym aren’t just vanity pieces, they are essential for bringing in new gym users. The better your gym looks the more likely a new customer is to sign up. Bring in attractive pieces of equipment and you will bring in new customers and so more money for the gym.
Effective for customers?
Gym equipment is there to be used by your customers. For the customers to stay they have to be getting results. Therefore it is essential that you look for equipment that is able to target what you want it to, whether that certain speeds of treadmills or specific muscle groups.
By bringing in quality, effective pieces of commercial gym equipment you will be giving your customers exactly what they want and ensuring yourself that vital repeat custom.
Reputation is usually over emphasized and media biased, a good marketing campaign can build a reputation that isn’t deserved. Instead look for recommendations before investing in commercial gym equipment. Ask around gym owners to see what they might recommend. Ask the potential company you will be purchasing from for testimonials and references.
There’s no hiding from it, commercial gym equipment is a big, though very worthwhile, investment. Price is a factor. If the equipment is able to meet all your other needs than price should be important, and all equipment should be within the budget you know you have.
Fit-equip-commercial are able to provide success in meeting all these criteria, allowing you value for money, repeat customers and peace of mind. Check out their catalogue online or contact them via their website to see just what they are able to provide you with.