The great thing about starting a gym is that you don’t need to have a ton of equipment to open. Whether you’re ready to start your own gym at home or are getting ready to open a commercial gym, we’ve got you covered with the five types of gym equipment you need to start your own gym.
Treadmills are a staple in any home or commercial gym. They’re great for walking on if you’re just getting into fitness or for running on when you’re ready to take your workouts up in intensity level. Look for an affordable treadmill if you are short on space.
2. Weight machines
Weight machines make it easy to do a lot of different strength exercises without using a lot of equipment. One machine can offer you a dozen or more different types of moves. This is a great way to maximize your floor space in either a home or commercial gym.
3. Free weights
Free weights give you almost endless options for strength training. Get some free weights in different weights, ranging from light to heavy, so you can have the appropriate weight for every type of strength training move. A bench can come in handy for moves like bench presses and rows.
Elliptical machines give you the same cardio benefit as treadmills without the pounding on your joints, which is why they’ve become so popular for fitness enthusiasts. They’re upright and take up relatively little space, so you can put one in any home gym without feeling cramped.
5. Spin bikes
Spin bikes take up a small amount of space compared with treadmills since they’re upright. They’re a great option for people who are just getting into fitness and those with joint issues since the motion of cycling is easier on joints than running.
Filing your gym with these five types of equipment will give you and your clients a lot of options for fitness. If you’re buying gym equipment for a new commercial gym, shop for used commercial equipment to make sure you’re buying the most durable equipment available.