“When choosing fitness equipment, match your budget with your personal preferences and your needs. You might be tempted to spend less on residential equipment, but that might come back to bite you if you’re running a gym and want to have equipment that lasts a long time. Knowing the differences between residential and commercial gym equipment can help you save lots of money, time and energy down the road.
Commercial fitness equipment is designed for a commercial fitness setting, like a gym, personal training studio or recreation center. The manufacturers know many people will be using the equipment, and it needs to stand up to the wear and tear. Generally, manufacturers make commercial gym equipment with sturdiness and quality in mind.
The sturdiness of commercial gym equipment is one of its major benefits. Manufacturers such as Life Fitness, Precor, Cybex, Technogym, Matrix, etc built these machines to last, and you can feel confident they will withstand heavy useage in line with its intended purpose. Commercial gym equipment tends to be on the forefront of fitness technology — like treadmills and ellipticals with personal TVs, MP3 docks and USB ports. They’re not very necessary, but they can pique the interest of potential members. Withcommercial gym equipment, you can also purchase a variety of equipment in variable configurations that meet the needs of your facility and your members. For example, if you have a smaller fitness facility, you could purchase a multi-gym and cable crossover which offer multiple workouts in compact form.
When buying commercial gym equipment, you generally have to call a sales consultant from the company, and he/she will provide you with a quote for the equipment. Most commercial equipment has to be built after it’s purchased, so once you’ve accepted the bid, you can expect to wait anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to receive the equipment.
However, you can also purchase fully remanufactured commercial gym equipment, save anywhere from 25-40% and get machines delivered to your gym much quicker! These machines will be completely rebuilt to a brand new condition and will LOOK and WORK as BRAND NEW! For more information and pricing,