Five things to keep in mind when purchasing gym equipment
Are you about to start your own gym? Then you will need equipment. But what should you pay attention to when purchasing equipment? We looked it up for you. Saves you time ;)
1. Ease of use
You're undoubtedly an expert in fitness, but your customers are probably not (yet). In an era where much has to be done in a short period of time, ease of use is essential. Look for equipment that immediately show what exercises can be done without having to go into a mysterious position. We all know the videos of people who use gym equipment totally wrong…
Of course, you want to build a large customer base, but you need quality equipment for that. Therefore, choose durable and sturdy equipment that you can enjoy for years of intensive use. In the sports industry, the price is often directly related to quality. Since you are ultimately responsible for customer safety, you want to make sure equipment does not fail during the training.
Soft cushions, hand grips with a firm grip and easy adjustability of the equipment make it comfortable to use. Nothing is more annoying than feeling uncomfortable during the training or having to lose a lot of time adjusting the equipment.
Always check that the equipment is safe to use and doens’t have sharp edges. Never exceed the maximum weight indicated and place the equipment firmly on a flat surface. Use the equipment for what they are intended. Not only for the lifetime, but also for safety!
5. The manufacturer
Fitness and CrossFit equipment must always be purchased from an authorized retailer, providing you with sufficient warranty and the highest level of customer service. A good supplier always advises about the equipment if desired.
Now that you know what to look for, it's only a matter of thinking what exactly you need, order and start! Feel free to contact us if you can use our help or advice.