Gear you need every month would encompass the movements that aren’t crucial to your every day or weekly programming, but will help provide your members with a well-rounded training experience, or purely give you a professional edge.
For example, many gyms won’t include very regular work with sandbags or deadballs, but experience with this element of training once every 1 -2 months is a great way to provide a varied exercise stimulus for your clients. Not only this, purchasing these types of equipment will provide you with flexibility to cater to members of all different needs, and can be extremely helpful when scaling for injured clients, or those doing pre/rehab. A bonus of this is that your clients will recognise your care and effort, and appreciate what you are doing for them.
Also think about planning a month in advance about what equipment you’d like to buy next. This will allow you to set a schedule to budget for, as well as mould ideas for your next round of programming which will be based on your developing clients needs.
When you are comfortably running, buying equipment such as the incredibly useful 15kg plates will help ease demand in large group classes (no-one likes it when the 2.5kg plates run out). Also varied dumbbell weights ease demand in class, but also give your clients a better chance to get as close to the weight that best suits them (i.e getting those ‘in-between’ weights). Wallballs of different weights are also highly useful tools that while not essential, make a huge difference in workouts, being able to cater for athletes of all stages, which means that they will get closer to achieving the true intent of the workout you programmed.
Obviously the type of equipment you choose to buy and when will also depend on the growth of the gym, and what sort of demographic you are catering for, so bear this in mind when making your purchases.
If you ever need guidance on what gear to buy and when, please don’t hesitate to give us at Again Faster a call.