For the millennial generation, fitness isn’t just a hobby. It’s a way of life. To that end, it’s no surprise that younger Americans are hitting the gym in record numbers. In fact, 36 percent of millennials currently hold gym memberships, and many of them prefer boutique fitness facilities to larger gyms. Offering a more intimate workout experience, small gyms create a sense of community that this demographic values while allowing members to benefit from instructors’ one-on-one attention. And for owners, opening a small group fitness training center is often less costly than launching a larger gym.
Offering gym equipment and consulting for more than three decades, Used Gym Equipment support a wide array of fitness centers, including yoga and pilates studios, spin gyms, and more. Our goal is to provide the state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment your gym needs to stay competitive while controlling for your bottom line.
Why Start a Boutique Fitness Studio
Health club membership rates reached an all-time high in 2016, and boutique fitness studios are a large reason behind the trend. Here are some of the various benefits associated with opening a small group fitness training facility:
Lower Startup Costs
One of the best reasons to open a boutique fitness studio instead of a full-size gym is that the startup costs are significantly lower. While the average large gym costs between $500,000 and $1 million, you can open a small yoga studio or spin center for considerably less cash. Along with lower rent payments, these facilities require less equipment to operate.
Smaller Staff Requirements
Similarly, small fitness facilities can function with reduced staff. These neighborhood gyms typically feature just a handful of trainers,each of whom is responsible for keeping the facility tidy and organized. In fact, micro-gyms have a reputation for being cleaner than other fitness centers, something their members appreciate.
Loyal Customer Base
Boutique fitness facilities tend to boast loyal customer bases. Provided that they’re satisfied with the facility, class offerings, and instructors, members tend to hang around for the long haul. Additionally, many customers appreciate the community feel that stems from small class sizes.
Build Your Boutique Fitness Center With Used Gym Equipment
Starting a new fitness center can be daunting. Understanding that gym owners have multiple obligations competing for their time, Used Gym Equipment strives to be a one-stop shop for equipment and consulting. Along with providing brand-name new and pre-owned fitness machines, we offer branding assistance, technical support, financing, and more. Read on for some of the top reasons to choose Used Gym Equipment as your fitness partner:
Premium Gym Equipment
Just because you operate a small gym doesn’t mean you can afford to use substandard equipment. At Used Gym Equipment, we supply a wide range of new and refurbished fitness machines by brand-name manufacturers like Life Fitness, Star-Trac, Precor, and more. Our access to gym liquidations and manufacturer lease returns means we can procure high-end equipment at a discounted rate, passing these savings on to you the customer. Additionally, we offer convenient national and international shipping to ensure you get your orders quickly.
Equipment Remanufacturing and Refurbishing
When it comes to maintaining customer loyalty, broken or malfunctioning equipment is a major deal breaker. At Used Gym Equipment, we operate a 35,000-square-foot custom remanufacturing facility to keep your new and pre-owned machines in top shape. Additionally, we offer multiple preventative maintenance programs to prevent problems before they can occur. Protect your equipment investment with a standard or extended warranty option based on your needs and budget.
The best boutique fitness facilities provide a uniformity of appearance that lets members know they’re in a professional environment. To that end, Used Gym Equipment remanufactures cardio and strength machines using custom colors and embroidery that meld well with your existing decor. From flooring to equipment placement, we provide advice and support on every aspect of your fitness business.
Multiple Financing Options
Don’t let funding issues prevent you from realizing your dream of gym ownership. At Used Gym Equipment, we offer multiple financing plans to support you in buying, leasing, renting, or financing new and pre-owned gym equipment. Call today to see how you can save up to half on the cost of a boutique fitness package.