What You Need When Setting Up A Fitness Gym
This entry was posted on January 9, 2014.
Here’s an unfortunate fact: the state of Louisiana is among the to four states with the highest obesity rates in the country. About 60 percent of Louisiana adults are either obese or overweight. Health and fitness campaigns have been launched in schools and counties to address the problem. As the need to get back in shape has become even more pressing, setting up a fitness gym is an even more feasible business venture.
There are big fitness gym franchises all over the state but many of them ask for high membership fees. Most would-be first time fitness would be more encouraged if they get a reasonably priced gym membership. Starting up a local gym can offer just what these newbie fitness enthusiasts need.
Assuming you’ve taken care of the financial, marketing and other technical aspects of setting up a fitness gym, let’s go to the necessary fitness equipment and machines you’ll need to have in your gym.
Depending to the size of your gym, you need at least four treadmills. Exercisers begin their workouts by sweating it out on the belts. Treadmills are the staple cardio workout machines for users of all fitness levels. Getting couple or more is a must for your gym.
Better yet, get a cross trainer or an elliptical machine. An elliptical machine not only provides an intense cardio workout, but it also targets upper body muscles and the midsection, giving your clients with a total body workout.
Since these machines are first to get long lines, it would be a plus if you also park a few stationary bikes on the site. Clients who need only a simple cargo to warm them up can use the exercise bikes.
A gym isn’t complete without free weights for weight training. One needs an Olympic barbell (7 feet long) and smaller barbells (4-6 feet long) for bench presses, bent rows, barbell curls and the like. Pair each barbell set with quality adjustable exercise benches, like a flat bench and an incline bench. Get barbells with fixed weight along with ones that you can manually put weights on. Of course, don’t forget corresponding weight plates.
The most basic gym equipment you can secure are stability balls and mats for those who want to do curl ups and other stationary exercise.
Then, get batches of fitness machines that target different muscle groups. Save space for ab curlers, abdominal benches, preacher bench and hyperextension bench. Racks are also important for doing squats and powerlifts.
Get a set of dumbbells (10-15 inches long, 5-100 lbs., in increments of 5lbs) that at least 20 people can use at time. You also need a dumbbell rack, a weigh tree, and a barbell rack to put all your weights, dumbbells and barbells on after workouts.
For you shoulders and upper body strength, get chin up bars and dipping bars.
To target the leg, thighs and hip muscles, get a leg press machine; a hack squat machine; leg extension machine; leg curl machines; calf machine; and a leg abduction machine. For arms and back and chest, get a lateral pull down machine; a pec deck machine; and cable cross over machine.
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