Running a fitness and overall wellness facility comes with different challenges depending on your target market and the health traditions in your area. Whether you share the same practices that other gyms have, or you’ve developed a unique scheme for your company, one of the most important things to keep in mind is maintenance.
Many commercial gym equipment become prone to damage because they are not maintained correctly. Neglect is a mistake you don’t want to make because it could result in serious consequences for your business as a whole.
Here are some of the maintenance tips you should consider if you want to retain the trust of your customers and patrons.
Lubricants should be a mainstay in your gym. Most commercial gym equipment is made of a material that could rust through time. The best way to keep them in top shape at all times is to lubricate these machines or items regularly.
- Daily Checks
You should train your gym staff to check on all the tools and equipment in your gym before it opens and after each shift. It is vital to check cables and belts to ensure that your customers are safe whenever they use any apparatus in the gym.
It is best to be extra careful when you’re running a gym. There are heavy materials that could pose risks to the safety of each gym-goer. The last thing you need is someone getting into an accident because some of the cables on a particular equipment gets lose or broken.
- Test Frames
Test the durability of equipment frames and components twice a week. Sometimes, a faulty component could damage the performance of a multi-part gym device. This is why it’s important to do weekly tests under safe measures. You will pinpoint potential problems and early signs of damage that need immediate attention.
- Daily Cleaning
Yes. You need to clean the equipment daily. It’s not good enough to check the machines or apparatus daily. They need to be cleaned as well. You are preventing early damage if you commit to clean your gym tools and every corner of the facility before and after closing time.
Aside from extending the life of your gym equipment, you are also building trust with your customers. Clean surroundings speak so much about you as a business owner, even if you don’t talk regularly to each client. If they see that you keep the facility and all of your apparatus maintained, they will trust you.
Don’t just run a business! Be a brand worthy of your clients’ trust and confidence.