We frequently come across these questions in our day to day business,.
- How do I start a gym business in Kenya?
- Which equipment do I need to start a gym?
- How profitable is the gym business in Kenya?
- What are the basic gym equipment and how can I get gym equipment price list in Kenya?
If you have these and more questions, read on.
Gyms vary in size, functionality and use. We generally classify them as :
- Home gym – This is a basic gym for a family of between 1 to 8 people.
- Corporate/Apartment gym – This is a gym that is set up in a corporate office, apartment,hotel,club, school etc . This can be used by up to 80 people.
- Commercial gym – This is more capital intensive to set up. It is meant for paying clients. It is generally bigger in size and can take traffic of more than 200 people at a time.
- Hospital and Physiotherapy gyms – These are set up in hospitals and at times require specialized equipment.
A well-equipped gym should have a variety of equipment to cater to different fitness goals and preferences. Here is a list of basic equipment that every gym should consider having:
- Cardio Equipment: These emphasize whole-body exercises that require sustained movement, raising your heart rate, and giving your heart the necessary workout. they include;
- Strength Training Equipment: These involve the performance of physical exercises that are designed to improve strength and endurance.
- Dumbbells (a range of weights)
- Barbells and weight plates
- Adjustable benches (flat, incline, and decline)
- Smith machine or power rack
- Cable machines or functional trainers
- Leg press machine
- Leg extension and leg curl machines
- Lat pulldown and seated row machines
- Chest press and shoulder press machines
- Free Weight Area:
- Squat racks or power cages
- Olympic lifting platforms
- Kettle bells
- Medicine balls
- Functional Training Equipment:
- Plyometric boxes
- Battle ropes
- TRX suspension trainers
- Agility ladder
- Aerobic Equipment:
- Aerobic dumbbells
- Aerobic Steps
- Core and Flexibility and stretch Equipment:
- Accessories and Miscellaneous:
- Hydration stations
- Lockers or storage spaces
- Rubber Gym Flooring mats
- Audio/Visual Equipment:
- Sound system
- TV screens or monitors (for classes or entertainment)
- Safety Equipment:
- Fire extinguishers
- First aid kit
- Security cameras (for safety and monitoring)
- Sanitation and Hygiene:
- Hand sanitizing stations
- Disinfectant sprays or wipes
Remember, the specific equipment needed can vary depending on the size, target audience, and budget of the gym. Contact us for an in-depth review and a professional guidance on how to set up a gym in Kenya. We will surely give you a discount on bulk order and we do same day delivery.
Additionally, it’s crucial to regularly maintain and inspect the equipment to ensure the safety and satisfaction of gym-goers. Our experienced maintenance team is always ready and willing to assist on maintenance and best practices.