We understand that choosing home and commercial gym equipment can be difficult due to the sheer variety that is available. This is why it’s important that you consider your own personal goals (if purchasing home fitness equipment) or the goals of your clientele (if purchasing commercial exercise equipment) when making your selection.
Are you trying to lose weight? If so, you’ll find that cardio equipment best meets your needs. This includes cross trainers, rowers, upper body ergometers, exercise bikes and treadmills (to name a few).
Are you trying to build or tone muscle? If so, you’ll find that weights or strength equipment best meets your needs. This includes dumbbells, weight plates, Olympic bars and multi station gyms (to name a few).
And this isn’t even taking into account other pieces of training equipment – such as body weight (dip stations and ab boards) and accessories – that are designed to further enhance a workout.
At the end of the day, it’s essential that you have selected home and commercial fitness equipment that is of the highest quality as well as meets your needs. This will not only ensure that the equipment lasts you many years without issue, it will ensure that your clientele can workout without fear of injury. We can supply you with some of the biggest brands on the market.
Many gym owners prefer multi stations because they don’t take up as much space as other machines and patrons prefer them because they can provide a full-body workout without the need to change machines. They also allow up to three people to workout simultaneously, which is great if you prefer to exercise with others or are performing a circuit.
Being able to determine exactly how much weight you’re lifting is essential for toning and building muscle. This is where weight plates are advantageous, as they come in a variety of loads (from 1kg to 25kg or even heavier). The plates are available in cast steel, rubber coated, rubber edged and training disc varieties, each of which is highly durable and long lasting.
Contrary to their name, these bars actually have little to do with the Olympics (although they are the standard used in competitive weightlifting, such as the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics). Instead, the name refers to a particular style of bar. There are a variety of shapes to choose from, the most popular including straight, curl and diamond trap.
Also known as ellipticals, cross trainers provide a full body low impact cardio workout. This makes them popular amongst those with joint problems or who are recovering from an injury. It’s also popular amongst those looking to tone muscle, as it targets the arms, shoulders, legs and core all in one smooth, single motion – it can’t get much better than this!
This cardio equipment is actually quite similar to an exercise bike – except that you use your hands to pedal instead of your feet. It provides an effective upper body workout – as well as the cardio aspect (the adrenalin really gets pumping), it works essentially every muscle in the upper body (so it’s great for toning, too). This equipment is also suitable for those in wheelchairs.
If you really want to workout but don’t have a whole lot of time on your hands, the rower should be your machine of choice. Not only do they provide an effective cardiovascular workout (which strengthens both your heart and lungs), they also offer full body toning (as they target your arm, leg and core muscles). You really will get the best of both worlds.
Many people prefer exercise bikes for a cardiovascular workout because they allow you to burn maximum calories without placing stress on the knees, ankles and feet. They also enable you to tone your leg muscles, including the glutes, quads and hamstrings. There are two different models to choose from – the upright or recumbent (seated) bike.
This equipment is probably the most popular when it comes to losing weight and getting fit. Treadmills offer a variety of settings that you can be used to achieve your fitness goals, from walking through to sprinting. It also offers the ability to simulate walking uphill, which is handy if you can only exercise late at night when you don’t really want to be roaming the streets.
A number of toning and muscle building exercises can be performed using dumbbells, which are generally designed to be held in one hand (although some exercises require you to use two hands). Some people prefer hex dumbbells, as there is no chance of them rolling away, whereas others are happy with the standard round design. A variety of weights are available.