健身房怎麽开?如何购置健身器材?

爱健身爱到想开健身房吗?开一间健身房或运动中心和其他健身爱好者分享自己的兴趣,或是帮助其他人变得更健康,是最棒的职业了!但就像经营其他类型的业务一样,开一间自己的健身房或运动中心并不是个容易的过程。从规划到建整,无论是经济上还是精神上,制定一个详细的计划是很重要的。

首先,要有远见

在您规划各种细节之前,首先要有一个愿景:您想要这间健身房有怎样的氛围、市场定位…?

每个健身房各有特色,也有很多不同类型的健身房,如小型健身工作室、专业健身体育馆、迎合老年人的健身房等。建议多了解地点周边住宅区的居民年龄层,来决定什么样的健身房对您来说是最好的选择。

寻找合适的地点

健身房或运动中心的地点一定要容易到达、位置明显且最好有停车场,这些元素都能让人多停留。想要做足准备,您还可以分析地点周遭的人口统计数据,包括平均年龄、收入、竞争对手等等。掌控大局,您越知道您能开什么样的健身房。

把法律工作交给专业人士

请律师可能是昂贵的,但这在创业初期时必不可少。法律文书工作都是关乎细节的,一名高水平的律师能帮您处理和浏览所有表格和归档文件,避免法律漏洞,某程度上来说反而还省了一笔费用。您必须先申请营业执照,资格和申请程序因地方而异,在美国,有时您还必须同时申请当地和州的营业执照。

大多数健身房业主也会投保公众责任保险,若有人在您的健身房受伤或财产受损,而属健身房过失,该保险可以依照保单条款涵盖赔偿费用与法律费用。

筹备资金、估算成本

开一间健身房的总费用相当高昂,很多人手里根本没有那麽多现金。您可以邀请投资者为您提供资金,或是到银行贷款。务必拟定一个详细的商业计划,更快速得赚取利润。

筹备资金时也须适当估算成本,健身器材除了本身的器材费用,您还要考虑以下三点来估算真正的健身器材成本:

1) 转售价值

健身器材需要定期更新,要么是将旧器材转售;要么在必要时除旧换新。无论是哪种方式,转售价值都会大大影响您的盈利。

2) 器材保养

许多健身房业主在计算成本时,很容易忽略器材的维护成本。长远来看,需要维护的频率越少,相对的您需要的新设备就越少。必要时,可以考虑以静态器材(如可调式训练椅和哑铃放置架)取代电子器材(如跑步机和阶梯机),因为这些电子器材日后需要较多保养成本。

3) 器材尺寸

举例而言,多功能训练站很棒,但这些器材会占用很多空间,在做空间规划时,务必考虑到”器材尺寸:使用价值”比。

为您的健身房购置健身器材

在比较不同类型的健身运动器材时,您应该已经有一个清楚的概念,您知道您想要的健身器材有哪些。当然,这些也取决于您想要吸引什么样的会员。

如果您想营造一个以专业健身为主的运动氛围,您会需要深蹲练习架、重量训练架、哑铃、槓铃…等;如果您想做的更像是健身俱乐部,您可能会需要椭圆训练机(elliptical machine)、功能训练机(functional trainer)、跑步机和壶铃…。

除此之外,您可以选择新器材或二手器材。新器材非常昂贵,但若您的健身房地点选在高端住宅区,这也许可行,因为会员们负担得起更高的会员费;您也可以租用健身房器材,但最大缺点就是,您永远不可能完全拥有租的器材,永远有一笔支出租金的费用。二手健身器材相对较便宜,商用级健身器材经过维修、清洁,甚至翻新后就像新品一样可以持续使用,您不只实际拥有这些健身器材,我们还能为您的健身房客製健身器材组。

大多数健身房确实提供组合器材,但这通常取决于业主想吸引的会员类型,以及该地方的可用空间大小。

还记得我们刚刚提到的”器材尺寸:使用价值”比吗?

我们假设一台功能训练机批发价2,300美元,一个拥有20位以上会员的健身房会需要两台功能训练机,大约是20平方英尺耗资4,600美元。

一套五个哑铃加上支架,假设花费320美元,您可能也需要两套。

两架的哑铃会比两台功能训练机占地多一些,但同时只有一人可以使用功能训练机,却有五个人可以使用哑铃训练。因此,我们可以说哑铃不只价格相对便宜,也拥有较高的使用价值,它们一次可以为多位会员提供服务,再加上维护起来也较便宜。

要能准确批发大量器材,又要兼具实用性时,时刻考虑”器材尺寸:使用价值”比。

如何辨别器材水平

在决定购买何种批发健身器材上有许多主观因素,健身器材水平则是很客观的,几分钱、几分货!

在比较批发健身器材时,价格是第一个最重要的考虑因素,事实上,您的确可以当作一个比较点,因为健身器材有别于葡萄酒或食品,价格的不同代表的是其所用的材料、制造技术等,例如使用的是钢或塑料,是螺栓或焊接。

还有很重要的一点,切勿将专业的健身器材与家用健身器材相比!

个人在打造家庭健身环境时,他们和专业健身房业者关心的地方不同。零售商知道这些家用健身器材业者需要经常移动器材,所以他们会以”轻器材”作为亮点。但这不是专业健身房业者着重的,轻器材对他们来说可能重量不足。

家用健身环境正常只有一人使用家里的健身器材,因此,他们更需要选择多功能、高使用价值的器材如交叉训练机和功能训练机。同样地,这未必是专业健身房业者的最佳选择。

有时不要被品牌名称左右您的决定,有些品牌为了迎合零售市场,他们的目标是寻找家用健身者。专业健身器材业没那么知名,是因为他们针对的是健身房业主,而非大众主流。仅仅因为用户不熟悉品牌,并不意味着该品牌是劣等的。

雇佣专业的健身教练

毫无疑问,优秀的教练是健身房的最大亮点。许多会员愿意付钱买服务,优秀的教练能让会员不断回到您的健身房。健身教练不仅指导锻炼,也能帮助会员改变饮食习惯和给予健身动机。确保您的健身教练受过认证,并有良好的业绩记录和正面的客户反馈。

以上只是在开健身房时应该考虑的几个要点,还有无数的小细节需要注意,若您担心有考虑不周的地方,需要正确的协助,欢迎联繫我们的专家,做全方位的谘询。

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购买二手健身器材要注意什么?为什么要选择Primo Fitness?

当您在预算有限的情况下要经营一间健身房或健身中心,购买二手健身器材是一个好选择,这不像服饰或生活用品,二手健身器材不表示劣质品,只要经过适当翻新,二手健身器材也可以像新品一样运作。

在购买之前有什么小窍门呢?

  1. 了解您有哪些选择

服务如“翻新”、“改制”、“原样”、“维修和清洁”、“转手”、“ 展示样品”等等,对买方来说,了解您有哪些服务是很重要的。在洽询过程中,务必像销售人员询问清楚。有些二手健身器材已经换了新零件;有些设备只是经过清洁和测试,以拥有应有的功能;有些设备是在原样条件下出售。

  1. 研究品牌、型号

长久以来的经验是,购买知名品牌长期下来通常能节省更多钱。曾经有一位购买家用健身器材用户和我分享,他购买一家不知名品牌的”全新”跑步机,以相当便宜的价格购入。使用后立刻发现到框架是多么地脆弱,每当动作时,都能听到器材在哀号。他还差点在跑步时跌倒,因为跑带很滑,但后来发现是因为马达出了问题。由此可见,若以接近价格购买一台知名品牌的二手跑步机,使用寿命能更久,似乎是更划算的。知名品牌往往能够符合您的期待。

  1. 购买前一定要试用

不要因为价格就仓促购买。您一定要试用您想买的器材,且不只一遍。销售员不应该阻止您试跑您感兴趣的跑步机,或是不让您触碰操控面板,您一定要亲身确保它们正常运作。既然投资了金钱,就要避免器材在几个月内无法使用的情况。

购买时,需要如何确切检查器材?

以下是最受欢迎的两大器材:跑步机和椭圆交叉训练机,大家可以运用相同逻辑检查所有健身器材。

跑步机(Treadmill)

首先,让我们来注意跑步机的跑带。

我们可以很自信地说:Primo Fitness用的跑带是最高品质且是美国制造的。然而,许多公司是从国外进口便宜的,甚至重新粉刷的旧跑带。想知道是不是高品质的跑带,关键在跑带背面的制造商标志。劣质的跑带会对您的马达产生过度的压力,我们会更换每个马达上的每个轴承、支座。有些不良业者也会直接将跑板翻面继续使用,这么做会破坏跑板的弹性,用不久后便会开始出现问题。我们不这么做,所有我们翻新的跑步机都有全新的跑板。

在与销售人员接洽时,可以试问以下问题:跑带是新的吗?在哪里制造?多少钱?一般来说,质量好的跑带约要250美元以上。

再来是跑步机的滚筒承轴。我们使用全新滚筒承轴,确保使用者在使用时不会发出嘎嘎的器械噪音,确保流畅、平滑度,以及滚筒的用电量效率。跑步机经常被忽视的零件还有张力滑轮和传动装置,我们一样更换张力滑轮的轴承和全新的驱动器。

接着来看看斜坡功能,改制的跑步机在这方面应该要完全通过测试,并回归到工厂规格。现在让我们看一下显示屏,有时又称为下板或PCB板,故障的跑带或马达可能会影响这个昂贵的零件。我们的显示屏都是经过工厂培训的技术人员精心测试后,确保器材合乎工厂规格。许多公司使用抛光打蜡来掩盖这些缺陷。翻新后的跑步机应该要有一个新的操作面板,操作面板的下方有一层薄膜,这层薄膜是(一个输入组件)告诉底下的电子面板要做哪些反应。适当翻新后的跑步机应该也要有一層新的薄膜。

椭圆交叉训练器(Elliptical Crosstrainer)

不是我自夸,Primo Fitness更换和翻新的零件比其他业者都要来得多。我们将每台器材的每个框架都去绣并重新上漆,许多人只是重新粉刷,叠附在旧的涂层上。我们更换器材上的所有轴套和所有轴承,我相信很多人也只是重新清洁并继续使用,因为这是一项大工程。所有的跑带和交替带都是使用原厂皮带做更换。每台器材也有全新的操作面板,让整体外观看起来更一致。

以下是您在购买椭圆交叉训练机时应该注意到的部分:

  1. 器材应该要全新粉刷
  2. 全新的轴套和轴承
  3. 原厂翻新的输送跑带和交替带
  4. 原厂替换的输送跑带和交替带
  5. 全新操作面板

我们位在加利福尼亚的展示仓库拥有各式各样的健身器材,欢迎线上与我们联系或亲自检查我们各种二手和全新的健身器材。我们很乐意提供建议给需要帮助的您,Primo Fitness的销售人员拥有专业的器材和健身知识,能从使用者的角度出发,协助您选择合适的器材。我们能送货到世界各地,欢迎国际经销商、批发商和健身房业者与我们联系,搜索最好的价格和服务。现在就向我们发电子邮件Sales@PrimoFitnessUSA.com,或拨打电话给我们(714)955-2565,我们将提供您最优质的服务!  Can you add Wechat ID as a contact info please?

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为什么要从美国进口健身器材?

在国内经营健身事业,您可能会问自己,从美国进口健身器材是否值得?国际航运一定比国内交易复杂得多,所以这真的值得吗?每个国家都至少有数十家运动器材制造商,既然有那麽多选择,为什么那麽多健身房和二手器材经销商仍从我们这里进口呢?以下让我们告诉您。

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一、美国有更多商业级的健身器材。

全球两大顶级健身品牌Precor和Life Fitness总部都在美国。大多数的美国商业健身房都备有这些品牌的健身器材,因此,与其他国家相比,美国的库存要多上许多。美国的健身房也倾向于租用器材,待两至三年后旧换新。这形成了一个庞大的二手健身器材市场,让我们能以更低的价格购买,帮您省钱。

二、美国健身器材更高水平

美国健身器材品牌如Preor和Life Fitness,如此知名不是没原因的,他们的器材都是最高质量的。这些公司亲自设计他们的器材,以承受来自数百人每天24小时的大量使用量。他们的商业级器材非常耐用,这就是为什么全新器材需要花费数千美元。所谓一分钱、一分货,我们Primo Fitness能够为您批发购买这些器材,甚至以零售建议价格的三成出售二手健身器材,非常实惠。

三、我们提供最优惠的健身器材价格。

在许多国家,直接在当地购买商业级健身器材的费用,实际上比直接从我们这边进口来得更高。这是因为许多商业健身房负担不起顶级品牌的全新健身器材,所以当地没有二手健身器材市场。若您问为什麽我在国内一样买得到这些知名的美国健身器材,通常是因为进口到那裡,可想而知,价格自然也是高于直接从美国公司进口器材。

国际航运健身器材靠普吗?

我们以20呎和40呎的集装箱国际运送健身器材。若您需要帮助,我们可以为您安排航运,或者与您的托运人合作。我们的团队具有多年的集装箱装运经验,这些集装箱运往世界各地,包括亚洲、中东、中美洲、南美、欧洲和非洲等。值得注意的是,由于潜在的责任问题和价格变化,目前不安排运输不足一个集装箱的货载量。我们能为个人订单包装完整,但需要麻烦您自行安排LCL服务。

预订航运是我们的服务,不会向您收取额外费用。您在集装箱离开美国后直接付款给托运人,我们将提供商业发票、装箱单和托运人指示书。

请与贵国的进口代理商联系,确保您知道进口关税和税款,还要了解是否有任何装运前检查、记录序列号或附加文件…等当地要求。如果您需要我们在运输前检查健身器材,我们很乐意为您服务。

我们的集装箱从美国长滩港(洛杉矶)出发,通常运送到最近的海运港。我们也可以为您安排内陆运输,但建议您联繫当地公司,通常会得到更好的价格。

想要航运报价,请与我们微信联系: PrimoFitnessUSA,并告诉我们离您最近的远洋港口,我们很乐意帮助您。

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购买批发二手健身器材的注意事项

假如您是第一次在茫茫大海中选购二手健身器材,您可能不太清楚该从哪里开始或如何开始,这是件很正常的事,这也是为什麽您需要一名健身器材专家的协助。

究竟您的健身场地需要哪些器材?您应该去哪裡找到这些器材?价格多少?二手健身器材值得买吗?

我们知道您有许多疑问,而我们能给予您专业的回答!

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以下是购买批发二手健身器材的五大注意事项:

一、了解二手健身器材3种状态条件

想要购买二手健身器材,器材的状态条件有三种:原样、维修和清洁以及翻新。

它们的定价是非常不同的:最实惠、最便宜的是保持原样,也就是说,您买的器材是直接热腾腾地从仓库出炉。如果您想要加上一些服务,那么可以选择维修和清洁后的器材,二手设备可能会有一些配件磨损得较厉害,这部份建议您更换所有严重磨损的部分,为器材延长寿命。但是,假设您想要一台全新的器材的话,没问题,您可以选择重新翻新。翻新的器材基本上就是重建,操作上和感官上就像全新的一样─从机械零件到器材整体的涂漆。依据经销商的不同,质量可以有很大的不同。

我们的健身器材专家拥有超过40年收购和销售二手健身器材的经验,所有的原样健身器材都经过我们技术团队在功能上的测试。我们也是翻新器材方面的专家,客户对我们的工作品质有热烈的迴响。我们全程只使用OEM(器材原始制造商)的替换零件来进行翻新,我们的技术人员不只受过认证,并有数十年的实务经验,可以让您的旧器材重新恢復生命力!

二、熟悉不同类型的器材、功能和品牌

了解不同类型的健身器材,对您的选择上绝对有帮助,毕竟您不会想要买个没人感兴趣的器材,对吧?跑步机、椭圆机、健身车(直立、卧式)和重量训练器材(自由重量、槓片加重、重量选择)。

那麽器材上的一些重要功能呢?有什麽功能?我应该要知道吗?好问题!

跑步机、椭圆机和健身车…等各种有氧器材有很多标准功能,如心率监测;根据您的重量不同,有多种阻力或槓片选择;斜度或下降程度…等等。能够站在会员的角度想,实际测试原样器材,这一点很重要,检查一下基本功能是否正常运作。一些受欢迎的健身品牌不是没有原因的,知名品牌通常实至名归。

三、内心有明确的预算和需求

假如您正在寻找一些批发二手或全新健身器材的建议,在脑海中已经有一个明确的预算,那么您在抉择时,更能缩小选择范围,找到您想要的器材。这些器材类型不仅符合您的预算,而且是您的需要。我们的健身器材专家在协助您的过程中,除了给予专业的建议外,还会帮您找到符合或低于您的预算的健身器材,这是我们对您的承诺。

四、购买二手健身器材可以节省很多时间和金钱

从过去客户的反馈中,我们了解,大家在购买“二手商品”时都带有怀疑,在这裡让我们打破这项迷思,至少对于健身器材是这样。购买任何一件全新的健身器材都很贵、非常贵!然而,购买二手健身器材的最大好处之一就是节省巨额资金。即使您决定翻新一台器材,对您而言,最终成本将远低于您购买一台崭新的器材。我们愿您能从每一美元中得到最大的价值。

五、器材经销商值得信赖并享有高度信誉

有这么多公司销售二手健身器材,您要如何选择一个合作伙伴?您怎么知道最终是否能获得您要的?您要如何避免花上大把血汗钱,结果买到无法长期运作的器材?

首先,您能做的预防措施是,确定您的合作对象、公司是合法的,并拥有优良的信誉。

 

我们PrimoFitnessUSA欢迎所有客户来到我们的仓库,让您亲自浏览、选择和测试所有的器材。我们甚至有健身器材专业人员带领您走过维修和清洁过程中的每一个步骤,或者如果您想知道的话,翻新过程也将不私藏地与您分享。我们在健身器材产业拥有超过40年的经验,我们对我们的专长和知识相当有信心,每一次的展示机会对我们来说都是很宝贵的。

假如您已经拥有专业的健身器材知识,只是希望第一次购买时有人给予专业建议,那么让我们知道我们能够提供什么帮助!前往我们的网站,浏览我们广受欢迎的二手跑步机、二手椭圆机、二手健行车…。别让我们错过帮助您的机会!欢迎致电我们1-765-460-6FIT(348),我们将尽力提供您各种服务,帮助您找到理想中的健身器材!

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Life Fitness操作介面的特色

假如计划购买Life Fitness的有氧运动产品,可能会不熟悉操作介面上的一些专有名词。 Life Fitness是健身领域的领导者之一,他们不断精进和挑战健身器材的技术极限以领先行业。这意味着他们不断更新他们的健身器材操作介面。四个主要的操作介面为AchieveInspireEngageDiscovery这些操作介面在市场上仍很常见因此购买二手的Life Fitness有氧健身器材时,熟悉所有操作介面非常重要。我们将详细介绍每个操作介面及其功能。

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Achieve操作介面

Life Fitness Achieve是最早发售的操作介面,但这不表示它过时。操作介面拥有简约的LED屏幕和电子读数。 Achieve根据附属的健身器材内置训练模式,能感测到无线心率胸带和心率相关的健身训练。

依照不同训练模式,操作介面还包含以下电子读数:

  • 时间
  • 已锻炼时间
  • 剩余时间
  • 时区
  • 时刻
  • 速度(英里/公里/小时)
  • 距离
  • 已爬升距离
  • 剩余距离
  • 步速
  • 心率
  • 目标心率
  • 卡路里
  • 每小时消耗卡路里
  • 功率
  • 运动强度
  • 显示屏幕:7英吋LCD触控操控面板,以及3LED训练数据显示
  • 训练数据显示:7LED显示器

如果您并不一定要有触控屏幕或一系列按键,那么Achieve操作介面就足以满足您的日常健身目标。

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Inspire操作介面

Achieve的下一代操作介面 Inspire,在娱乐和连接选项方面有卓越的进步。 Inspire操作介面拥有彩色的触控屏幕,您可以用来监测和设置您的训练模式。除了触控屏幕,Inspire操作介面还拥有一系列按钮以控制倾斜度(适用特定器材以及快速启动按键和步行/慢跑/跑步预设按钮。甚至还有一个选项面板,让您可以连接耳机、iPod,甚至USB来保存您的训练纪录。当然,显示屏幕可以让您看到自己的基本健身数据如距离、心率和消耗的卡路里

一般来说,大多数Achieve操作介面只有内置6个左右的训练模式,但Inspire操作介面大幅提升到36个训练模式。依照您的健身目标提供各种不同的训练选项,如心率训练、5k运动训练、速度训练、卡路里目标训练等等。

娱乐方面,Inspire操作介面可以连接到电视。如果您喜欢听音乐胜过看电视,Inspire操作介面还具有iPod连接阜。

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Engage操作介面

Engage操作介面是Life Fitness提供的最新顶级操作介面。从美学角度来说,您可以看出这是一个代结合现先进技术的健身操作介面。与其前身一样,它拥有触控屏幕,但尺寸是Inspire的两倍大。 Inspire的触控屏幕为7英寸,而Engage15英寸

InspireEngage操作介面均配有36个训练模式以及方便的快速启动选项。为了获得更详细和准确的数据Engage操作介面还会向您询问个人信息(如体重年龄和性别),以便进行更准确的健测试。虽然Inspire提供了连接电视的功能,但Engage操作介面内置了电视。过触控屏幕操控电视,您可以直接将有线电视连接到操作介面。它还内置了FM收音机。更棒的是,在观赏电视时,您仍然可以在电视下方的屏幕上看到您的健身纪录。电视也可连接iPod

以上是目前市场上最常见的三种Life Fitness操作介面之间的主要特色别忘了有许多有氧健身器材都可以多种不同类型的操作介面兼容。希望这些信息可以帮助您选择最适合您的健身器材!

 

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Buyer’s Guide: Finding High-Quality Gym Equipment for Sale

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Shopping for gym equipment can be a daunting task. From choosing the right manufacturer to checking that everything fits within your budget, what seems like a simple task can actually be an extremely challenging process.

Luckily, there are several steps that you can take to make the process of finding and buying new or used equipment for your gym easier.

From asking for recommendations from other gym owners to buying used instead of new, we’ve listed six tips to help you locate gym equipment for sale, negotiate a competitive deal and fit out your gym with minimal stress, spending, and setbacks.

Before You Shop, Create an “Essentials” List

As a gym owner, nothing is harder than buying the equipment you need for your gym without a clear plan.

Start the purchasing process without a clear, well-defined list of essential items and it’s easy to end up spending significantly more than you expected, often on equipment that isn’t necessary for your gym.

To avoid overspending, it’s important to create an “essentials” list that features all of the cardio, strength and functional training machines your gym needs. As well as the machines you need, it’s important to list the quantities, especially for popular machines such as treadmills.

Once you’ve put your list together, you’ll find it easier to shop. You’ll also give yourself a great deal of extra bargaining power by showing suppliers of gym equipment that you’re a serious, organized and motivated customer.

Buy Equipment as a Complete Package

Searching for gym equipment for sale can be a slow process, especially if you’re shopping for items individually. One easy way to speed up the process of completing your gym equipment shopping list is to buy multiple pieces of equipment together as a complete package.

Our commercial gym equipment packages include everything from strength training equipment to cardio machines, all in mid-sized or large batches that are perfect for commercial gyms and small fitness centers alike.

By buying a package, not only do you save time and avoid stress — you can also significantly reduce your costs by accessing exclusive discounts that simply aren’t available to customers that buy their fitness equipment on a piece by piece basis.

Choose a Reliable Brand That’s Built to Last

Gym equipment isn’t just a purchase — it’s an investment. Instead of buying cheap equipment that reduces your costs in the short term, it’s almost always worth investing in high-quality gym equipment from a brand with a reputation for quality.

When you’re shopping for gym equipment, make sure you choose products from reliable brands that produce equipment that’s built to last. Our list of the brands most frequently recommended by gym owners includes five companies that are known for their focus on build quality.

Remember, short-term savings aren’t worth it if they mean larger long-term maintenance, repair and servicing costs. Instead of cutting corners on a low budget, treat your gym equipment as an investment and you’ll enjoy a stronger value proposition and lower long-term costs.

Reduce Your Costs By Buying Pre-Owned Equipment

High-quality fitness equipment is built to last, meaning you can often get the same quality level at a lower price by purchasing pre-owned equipment instead of outfitting your gym with brand new products.

From lifting racks to stationary bikes, many pieces of gym equipment can last for years as long as they’re properly maintained. This makes fitting out your gym with pre-owned equipment an excellent way to save money if you’re opening your first fitness center on a limited budget.

Another great way to save money and get optimal bang for your buck is to combine new and pre-owned equipment for your gym. For example, a pre-owned strength training package with new cardio machines offer a great mix of value for money and reliability.

Lease Your Equipment to Manage Cash Flow

Can’t afford to purchase your gym equipment outright? Don’t worry — you’re not alone. Buying enough equipment to fill an entire gym is an expensive process, and it’s far from uncommon for new gym owners to struggle with the cost of equipment in the first stages of opening a gym.

Luckily, there are several ways to manage the cost of buying equipment for your gym and keep your cash flow steady.

The first option is to lease your equipment. Leasing your gym equipment lets you pay for your equipment on a monthly basis as part of a rental agreement. As the agreement comes to an end, you can often upgrade the equipment to newer models for a modest fee.

This makes it easy to keep your gym modern, fresh and high end, all without the cost of having to buy, maintain and rebuy your own equipment.

Another option is to finance your gym equipment. This lets you spread out the cost of paying for your cardio machines, lifting racks and other equipment over several monthly payments, making the cash flow side of running your gym far simpler.

Both options have unique advantages and disadvantages. With leasing, you never truly “own” your equipment, but gain a range of other benefits. With financing, you pay slightly more over the long term, but gain control over your cash flow and avoid spending too much at once.

Regardless of which option is best for your business, both are worth considering, especially if you’re opening your first gym and lack the capital to invest in your own equipment from the first day of business.

Factor in the Cost of Servicing, Repairs, and Maintenance

Finally, it’s absolutely essential that you factor in the cost of servicing, maintaining and repairing the equipment you purchase for your gym.

Just like vehicles, industrial machinery and other equipment with moving parts, gym equipment is subject to wear and tear over time. Keeping it working at its best is an ongoing process — one that can cost a significant amount of money over the long term.

If you’re buying new equipment for your gym, make sure you talk to the supplier about the cost of maintaining it (as well as warranty and maintenance coverage, if it’s available). If you opt to use a lease, check that maintenance, servicing and other costs are included in the payments.

Either way, it’s important to know how much you’ll need to spend maintaining your equipment over the long term, as failing to calculate this cost could potentially result in a significant cut to your gym’s earnings.

Looking For Gym Equipment for Sale?

Searching for high-quality equipment for your gym? From cardio machines to barbells, weight plates, and power racks, we stock a complete range of fitness equipment from the world’s best manufacturers.

For more information about our range of product, advice on the optimal solutions for your gym or simply to request a quote for your project, please contact us now to talk to a member of our team.

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Top 5 Commercial Fitness Equipment Brands Gym Owners Recommend

life-fitness-signature-gym-packageShopping for commercial gym equipment? From small brands to some of the world’s leading manufacturers, there are hundreds of companies out there producing everything from cardio machines to racks, barbells, weight plates and other fitness equipment.

As a result, knowing which brand to choose can be a challenge. Should choose a mid-priced brand aimed at providing optimal value for money, or invest slightly more of your budget into equipment from a high-end brand dedicated to providing the best equipment available?

As with many things, one of the best ways to choose the right brand of fitness equipment for your gym is to look at feedback from previous owners.

Below, we’ve listed five of the most frequently recommended and acclaimed commercial gym equipment brands, ranging from high-end European brands to manufacturers of reliable, well-made gym equipment based right here in the USA.

Life Fitness

Based in Illinois, Life Fitness is one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of high-quality fitness equipment. Founded in 1977, the company has been building everything from racks, cable machines and gym systems to cardio equipment for more than 40 years.

Life Fitness gym equipment is known for its solid build quality, modern design, and range of modern features. The company offers more than 400 different products in total, meaning it’s possible to fit out an entire gym using nothing but Life Fitness equipment.

As one of the most popular commercial gym equipment brands in the United States, it’s very common to see Life Fitness equipment in both large and small gyms across the country.

The popularity of Life Fitness equipment also means it’s easy to find pre-owned Life Fitness equipment available for sale, making it easy to reduce your costs when opening a new gym, training facility or wellness club.    

Hammer Strength

Developed by Gary Jones, the son of Nautilus, Inc. founder Arthur Jones, Hammer Strength is one of the best-known brands in the world of heavy-duty, durable fitness equipment.

Unlike Life Fitness, which is known as a large brand that produces everything from weights and cable machines to cardio equipment, Hammer Strength mainly focuses on equipment for weight training, with few or no cardio machines.

Hammer Strength has been producing gym equipment for decades and was even acquired by Life Fitness in the late 1990s.

As a brand, Hammer Strength has a reputation for producing durable equipment that can hold heavy weights and handle impacts without any issues, making it a great choice for sports and powerlifting gyms.

Cybex

Run by Cybex International, Cybex is one of the world’s top manufacturers of high-quality fitness equipment. Like Life Fitness, Cybex offers a complete range of gym equipment, from machines for cardiovascular training to racks, frames, and machines for resistance training.

Cybex is best known for its range of cardio machines, making the brand a popular sight in spin studios and cardio-focused gyms. One of Cybex’s most popular products is the Arc Trainer — a specialized cardio machine that offers efficient calorie burning with minimal joint impact.

Beyond the Arc Trainer, Cybex also manufactures a wide range of high-quality treadmills, bikes, rowing machines and other equipment, making the brand a great choice if you need to set up a dedicated cardio area in your gym.

Cybex equipment is also known as well made and reliable, with a great durability record and a lot of happy equipment owners. Despite being high-tech, Cybex equipment is generally built to last, with a lot of attention paid to durability and build quality.

In short, if you’re searching for the optimal brand for your cardio area or cardio-focused gym, it’s definitely worth keeping Cybex in mind.

TechnoGym

Based in Cesena, Italy, TechnoGym is one of Europe’s biggest manufacturers of high-end gym equipment. The company was founded in 1983 and grew massively throughout the 1990s and early 2000s to become one of the world’s top commercial gym equipment brands.

Chosen as one of the exclusive suppliers for the 2016 Summer Olympics, TechnoGym has a reputation for producing high quality, durable and technology-focused gym equipment with the needs of a discerning audience in mind.

Many TechnoGym machines incorporate modern technology, such as LED displays and tablets, to help users monitor their workouts. In 2014, the company launched a line of equipment with a built-in VISIOWEB Android tablet platform for tracking reps, sets, rest time and other factors.

As you’d expect from a premium manufacturer, TechnoGym’s equipment isn’t the cheapest on the market. However, it offers a great combination of modern design, high-quality materials and reasonable value for money.

It’s also extremely reliable, with a reputation for durability that makes it a worthwhile investment if you’re interested in purchasing gym equipment that’s built to last.

Like many other fitness equipment manufacturers, TechnoGym offers a complete range of gym items, from cardiovascular machines such as treadmills and upright bikes to resistance training equipment.

Precor

Founded in Woodinville, WA by industrial engineer David Cruz in the early 1980s, Precor USA is one of the world’s top commercial gym equipment brands. The company is famous for its focus on incorporating modern engineering into proven, timeless exercise equipment designs.

Widely used in high-end commercial gyms, hotels, spas and other workout spaces, Precor gym equipment is durable, reliable and stylishly designed. The company offers a complete range of workout equipment, from cardio machines to stretch trainers, modular stations and more.

Precor also manufactures a range of plate-loaded machines, making the brand a great option if you prefer plate-loaded equipment to conventional cable resistance machines.

Add fair pricing into the equation (while Precor is by no means a cheap brand, it’s also far from overly expensive) and it’s easy to understand why so many gym owners have opted for Precor equipment when fitting out their facilities over the decades.

Need Help Choosing Your Fitness Equipment?

From top brands like Precor, Technogym, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength to smaller brands and less well-known manufacturers, we stock a complete range of commercial gym equipment from the world’s top manufacturers.

Do you need help choosing the right equipment for your gym? From specific recommendations to a complete quote for your project, contact us now to talk to a member of our team and learn more about how we can help you.

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