There is not a shortage of a variety of fitness equipment. Whatever your heart's desire is, there is probably a piece of equipment for it.
If you train athletes, you probably have a squat rack and S.A.Q (speed, agility and quickness) toys. If you train seniors, you probably have bands and balance tools. If you train everyone in between, you probably have dumbbells, body weight straps, a Bosu Ball and battle ropes.
All of these pieces of fitness equipment will get the job done. As studio owners, there is usually limited space. With the space that is available, you want to maximize it. So, what if you could only train your clients with three pieces of equipment in the space you have? What would choose?
Here are my three pieces of fitness equipment every studio owner should have and why:
1. DVRT Ultimate Sandbag
The DVRT system
uses sandbags to train the human body functionally in 360 degrees of range of motion. Similar to a dumbbell, yet much more versatile, the ultimate sandbag is limitless in terms of functionality. It's portable and does not take up a lot of space. The leaders of the DVRT system have done an excellent job of putting together a modifiable system that works for all types of clients.
2. MCore Bench
The MCore Bench
is one of the most unknown and underutilized benches on the market. Because of its design only covering the mid to upper back, the bench forces the core to engage, particularly the gluteals, transverse abdominals and psoas when one lies on their back. The bench can switch from flat, to incline and decline within a matter of seconds. In addition, the back support can be taken off and replaced with a plyo box. Lastly, there are welded hand pieces on the bottom of the bench that allows you to do band exercises and have several people using the bench at the same time for semi-private or small group circuit training.
3. Penalty Box
The Penalty Box
is such a simple and smart design that one will look at it and say why wasn't this designed years ago? It is an agility grid and hurdle all in one that can be used for not only S.A.Q drills, but exercises such as push-ups. When it is flat on the floor you can use it for agility. With the simple pull of a few fingers into the middle of grid, it quickly turns into a hurdle. Also, the cloth design of it makes it safe to accidentally step on and easily collapse to the ground without anyone getting hurt.
As a fitness studio owner, your goal is to maximize the space you have with the right amount of equipment to help your clientele succeed. While there is a plethora of fitness equipment to choose from, not all them fit your wants and needs. The DVRT system, MCore Bench and Penalty Box all are great pieces of equipment for any fitness studio owner.
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