Fitness clubs can come in all shapes and sizes from the no-frills gym to the deluxe health clubs offering all the trimmings. Complimentary towels aside though, the main requirement of a gym is that it offers an appropriate range of equipment to provide the best possible workout.
The kBox and kPulley can be used in a gym to perform standard training, rehabilitation or more sports-specific drills depending on the member’s goals. Once members complete an orientation session with a trainer and are shown how to use the device, they’ll be able to perform a large variety of flywheel exercises to cater to their training program.
Alternatively, gyms can offer the use of the kBox or kPulley exclusively with personal training packages. This can entice members to sign up with a PT, an attractive prospect for fitness clubs where PT clients make up a large proportion of revenue. Exxentric operate “Train the Trainer” courses world-wide, providing health clubs with the opportunity to equip their staff with the knowledge to deliver this innovative training technique.
A common frustration of many gym goers is having to wait for the piece of equipment that they want e.g. all of the squat racks being used. By using the kBox, members are able to perform most of their entire training program on the one device, including both upper and lower body as well as core exercises. No longer do they have to swap between machines to perform supersets.
Flywheel training is perfect for clients going through rehabilitation as they are still able to perform strength training whilst limiting the resistance applied or restrict their range of movement if required.
The kMeter feedback unit can be used by staff for member assessment in their initial induction appointment and also to check progress of strength and power during training packages.
Fitness clubs often have limited amounts of room and equipment can consume valuable floor space. It is beneficial to have a single machine that works upper and lower body as well as the trunk all on the one device. The kPulley is incredibly space efficient as it attaches to the wall and also can be used to perform a large variety of exercises.
The kBox and kPulley provide a point of difference that members often enjoy having, something new that they don’t see in standard gyms that will give them an extra edge to their training. It will also help to retain current members who may be considering taking their business elsewhere.
If it becomes known by physiotherapists that a certain gym has a kBox they may refer patients specifically to the gym or build a relationship where they perform treatment/training sessions with their patients inside the club, building business. It can also add a performance element to the gym which can attract high level clients as well as general fitness enthusiasts.
By incorporating flywheel training, it may lead to clients seeking out personal training sessions to learn how to use the device, increasing the use of PTs and revenue for the club.
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