It is not enough to have the right set of skills. A good personal trainer must also have a good set of fitness equipment and accessories.
The investment you are willing to make will have an effect on the quantity and quality of your purchased equipment. If money is not a concern, you can always invest in a complete set of top-of-the-line equipment and accessories right after completion of a personal training course.
But if you are still learning the ropes, perhaps investing in the basics is a more sound decision. Here are a few of the inexpensive yet equally important pieces of equipment for your new personal trainer facility:
There is more to flooring than what trainers think. On the contrary, flooring serves as the sturdy foundation for your students. An often overlooked matter, well-designed flooring provides safety and comfort for your clients as they perform floor activities, such as stretching or simple warm-ups before the real workout.
Weights such as dumbbells and barbells are a given in any personal training facility. Your students will use these to build some muscle. They are mainstays among physical fitness equipment because of their low price and low maintenance requirements.
Resistance and balance equipment
A good set of resistance equipment such as resistance bands, trapeze bars, and bench presses does wonders for fitness students. This selection provides your potential students the opportunity to gauge their progress by comparing their current resistance levels to baseline data.
Also, do not forget the need for balancing equipment. These include balance balls, abdominal or abs wheels, and balance beams or pads. With this equipment, your client will learn to control his centre of gravity, a very important concept in fitness training.
A good gym is not complete without a suitable sound system to dictate the tempo of the exercises, as well as provide a break to the monotony of equipment noise. Also, consider floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall mirrors to provide clients instant reference of their performance. Digital measurement devices such as weighing scales and calorimeters will also be a good addition to your facility.
Equip your centre with the right equipment. This way, you build others’ bodies while building your reputation as well.