From free weights to racks to high-end cardio machines, there are so many different pieces of gym equipment to help gym users stay in shape.
State-of-the-art gym facilities are now expected in most residential developments and making sure the space offers exceptional gym equipment for residents, is key to the success of the facility and gym users’ experience.
Why is it important to have the right equipment?
Having the correct equipment in your training facility is essential for the long-term performance of your site. Specialist equipment can help attract long term tenants and increase the rental income in BTR developments, increasing property value and setting you apart from your competitors.
Providing appropriate equipment also creates a safe, and professional fitness facility for residents to perform their workouts effectively, making the most out of their efforts to engage in physical exercise.
What are the top 10 types of gym equipment that are ideal for residential developments?
Rig’s allow for functional training, such as pull-ups and hanging leg raises, and the ability to train with TRX, which delivers a fast, effective total-body workout. Custom built rigs can be designed to suit the needs of your users, facility size and budget, maximising the use of your fitness facility, or gym.
Racks are an adjustable type of equipment used for performing dynamic weight exercises, including squats, deadlifts and shoulder press. Some racks are designed to save space within a fitness facility, whereas others come with attachments to allow a wider range of muscle-building exercises.
Multistations are a great option for facilities with limited space or an unusual layout. They take up less space but still provide the same range of exercises that requisite pieces of strength equipment take up and they are durable plus highly reliable for adding a range of exercises to your workout. Multistations are also cost effective and limit the number of individual types of equipment that are often required or requested.
4. Dumbbell sets and racks
Dumbbells allow you to work all major body parts, including bicep, triceps and core leg muscles. Dumbbells are relatively inexpensive and can be bought in bulk. Including dumbbells in a facility is an essential type of gym equipment for residents to perform their best during their workout.
5. Benches/Exercise mats
Benches can be combined with racks to create the ability to train your chest, and to engage in hip thrusts for glute exercises. Both pieces of equipment in combination take up the same area of space in a fitness facility.
6. Functional equipment – such as kettlebells & medicine balls
Functional equipment, such as kettlebells and medicine balls, are a core component to HIIT cardio workouts, where including weight can push you towards your fitness goals. Both pieces of equipment are also great for training your glutes, and abdominals, alongside being relatively cheap in price, a win-win!
Treadmills are a great type of gym equipment for simulating walking or running outdoors and are known to cause less impact on the joints thanks to the cushioning and even surface they provide. Treadmills also allow you complete control over your workout and offer a wide choice of different entertainment options to keep you occupied whilst working out!
Rowing is a viable workout for all abilities, ages, sizes, and fitness levels and is a low-impact sport, which means you can add a high-intensity workout to your programme without putting a lot of stress on your body. There is now a wide choice of rowing machines on offer from the popular Concept 2 rower to the aesthetically pleasing water rowers.
Cycling is a low impact cardio workout, which makes it ideal for beginners or anyone with joint issues. There are two main types of exercise bike, a static bike and spin bikes; both offering an excellent cardio workout.
If you suffer from long-lasting, or chronic, injuries, using an elliptical for your cardio-based workouts is a great way to reduce pressure on the joints, as a result of the impact of exercise. This stationary cardio machine can be used for stair climbing, walking and running, and is important to include within an accessible fitness facility.
Eriumus and motive8 Refurb
As the UK market leader in full-service premium health, fitness and leisure solutions, we understand what makes great gym equipment. At motive8, we have created our own gym equipment brand, Erimus. Erimus represents top quality gym equipment that will ensure you are able to provide an excellent fitness facility in your residency, at a competitive price.
In addition, we have also developed motive8 Refurb, a new service that offers professionally refurbished second-hand gym equipment from top equipment suppliers. This benefits those who are on a restricted budget to develop their fitness facility, enable them to replace broken equipment at a reduced price, or be able to rapidly expand their fitness facility to allow for more members. To find out more, you can visit the M8 refurb website.
Gym equipment services
At motive8, our in-house experts can help you every step of the way to launching your first fitness facility or updating your current facility. They are more than willing to guide you through the entire process, from the initial design of your proposed gym space to equipment selection and the final installation. Our experts can help you assess the optimum layout and equipment choice that will benefit your residents the most in achieving their fitness goals.
All our gym equipment installation services are completed by registered experts in their field and ensure that all regulated health and safety measures are followed during installation, and to ensure your equipment is safe to use.
motive8 work closely with top industry gym equipment brands, such as TechnoGym, Concept 2 and Wattbike, to provide leading gym equipment to residential developments across the UK. Considering every detail in the design process to ensure the chosen equipment is right for the needs of the residents, per project.