What should you look for when choosing a gym consultancy or supplier for your gym project?
From gym design and installation through to gym equipment and maintenance, it’s a good idea to look at a company’s credentials, experience and range of services.
Speaking to people from the project team can give you a feel for how you will work together. And seeing a portfolio of previous work can provide a good indication of the quality and range of work a gym consultancy can deliver.
But it’s industry accreditations that can really help to give you the independent assurances that you’ve got the right partner for your gym project.
Quality, trust and responsibility
Finding a gym or leisure consultancy you can trust is vital. It is important to be open and transparent about decisions throughout the gym design and installation journey.
In the same way you might not choose an unlicensed doctor or lawyer, finding a gym consultancy with accreditations provides reassurance that you have found professionals with the required experience and specialist knowledge.
For example, at motive8 we are ISO 9001 accredited. This internationally recognised accreditation is only awarded to organisations that can consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Our industry accreditations for CHAS, Construction Line and Safe Contractor also show we take the health and safety of everyone involved in the project seriously, from gym and spa users to the team working on the job.
Technical knowledge and expertise
You will need to make sure your gym consultancy has the expertise you need, whether it’s for different sectors such as residential, build to rent and corporate wellness or specialist technical knowledge for complex spa and pool equipment.
You can check if your preferred partner is an accredited member of industry bodies. At motive8, we are members of both the The Association of Residential Managing Agents(ARMA) and the UK Apartment Association (UKAA) for the build to rent sector.
“At motive8, we have over 20 years of industry experience and our experienced team are experts in their field,” says Rob Clarke, residential leisure expert at motive8.
“Our professional membership gives confidence that we are a trusted collaborator when it comes to creating, delivering, managing and maintaining any commercial, residential or workplace wellbeing offering.”
Cutting-edge technology and standards
Accreditations help to demonstrate an organisation meets the latest compliance and sustainable and ethical practices.
A gym consultancy is also more likely to be up to date with the latest standards, technologies and legal changes. Accredited companies undergo regular and rigorous checks to make sure they meet the requirements of the awarding body.
“At motive8, we constantly evolve our services to meet the needs of our customers and to adapt to health, fitness and leisure trends,” says Rob Clarke.
“Whether it’s developing our own gym equipment brand Erimus or making use of the latest computer-aided facility management (CAFM) applications, we make sure we are at the cutting edge of innovation.”
Strong, unified working culture
Companies can offer guarantees and put in place policies to reassure potential clients, but a successful project relationship often comes down to the working culture.
And that’s where gym and leisure consultancies with accreditations stand out. Accreditations help to give employees an understanding of how they contribute to the organisation’s mission and the quality standards they are expected to achieve.
“motive8 offers a comprehensive insurance policy for all projects. It’s a reassuring safety net,” says Rob Clarke. “But it’s our people that give us the competitive edge. Teamwork, training and good communication are the foundations of our culture of safety, quality and best practice.”
“At motive8, everyone has a quality control mindset and applies it throughout the unique 360-degree approach we take to every project.”
“Qualified personal trainers, rehab and massage therapists, swimming pool operatives and maintenance staff are all trained to industry-leading standards. Building a strong working culture ensures we always provide you with the highest standards of performance.”
Get in touch to find out more about our quality services and accreditations. You can contact us on 020 8481 9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.