Are you looking to start a gym or replace your current exercise equipment in your existing gym? There are many different choices out there when it comes to purchasing gym equipment you may not know where to start.
Here are a few factors to keep in mind when making the decision on what equipment is right for your gym.
Your most important factor when deciding which equipment is right for your gym is of course going to be how much you can spend on it. You need to determine your budget for equipment before you even start your search.
This will help you avoid getting your heart set on a package and not being able to afford it in the end.
Do your research on this matter as well. You want to make sure you find a good place to buy the equipment from that isn’t going to take advantage of what you are willing to spend. Even better, go with someone that offers gym equipment financing.
While the equipment you have in your gym is important, if you blow your entire budget on equipment and neglect everything else, your members will notice.
While this can go hand in hand with price, you definitely need to determine how much equipment you are going to need. This can be determined by how much space you have to put the equipment in.
Where will you put the weight lifting area? Where are your cardio machines going to be set up?
You have to be sure not to get more equipment than you can fit in your gym. This can lead to overcrowding.
The last thing people want when they are working out and sweating is to be rubbing up against the person next to them. The solution to this problem is to plan ahead.
Print a map of your gym and try to figure a good placement for the fitness equipment you are going to buy. This will ensure that you don’t overcrowd and you get the perfect amount of equipment into your gym.
The amount of time you will be using the equipment in your gym should always be considered when making the initial equipment purchase.
How long are you going to need the equipment to last? Are you able to replace a certain machine if it breaks suddenly?
You need to make sure to go with a brand that is known for durability if you don’t have the funds to replace a machine out of the gate.
You will typically run into this issue when you are purchasing lower end machines. Make sure the machines you buy are built for commercial use. You don’t need a machine breaking after only a week of use.
That’s a bad investment and when opening a gym you need to make as few of those as possible.
New or Used
While some may say new equipment is the only way to go there are others that swear by purchasing used gym equipment. While both have their perks, used gym equipment is typically a lot cheaper than brand new equipment. Some people will tell you to stay away from used gym equipment but this isn’t the best advice.
A lot of the time gym owners will close up shop, or move locations, and have quite a bit of perfectly good equipment left over which they then sell off. This is the equipment you will then buy from our company in bulk for much cheaper than you would’ve paid for it brand new.
Just because they are selling the equipment doesn’t mean the equipment is broken or unusable. This is good news for people that are looking to buy gym equipment they couldn’t afford otherwise.
Keep in mind when purchasing used gym equipment making sure you are fully aware of its condition is key. While most are in perfect working order you may have some try to sell junk.
You want to make sure you are making a solid investment and not spending money on something that is going to fall apart. You can rest assured any equipment we sell is refurbished to near-new condition and is top quality.
If you are new to the gym business and aren’t sure what is popular try doing a search for different brands and sets of equipment that gyms are using today.
This can give you a solid idea of what equipment will be best for your gym. This can also weed out those expensive, flashy brands and get you down to the good stuff faster.