What should I consider when choosing equipment for the free weights area?
What parameters should I pay attention to in order to ensure the comfort of those who train? What is width and why is it so important? Can a club limit itself to Plate Loaded machines in the strength area?
Choosing equipment for the strength area is a real challenge, stacking machines, basic, dual, gates, lifts, benches, accessories…now multiply that by the number of brands and all our enthusiasm and excitement turns to despair and confusion. We try the method of elimination… we choose well-known, recommended brands, but sometimes the budget breaks after just a few items on the list, and those less known have a few pieces in the series and… the migraine returns… Restart, a few deep breaths and we return to the base – who are my customers? What devices will they use? How advanced are they, what is the profile of my club? Add to that the amount of space and the budget and we start moving in the right direction.
Another important, and unfortunately often forgotten issue, is the availability of equipment servicing, spare parts and speed of response. The durability of individual components is very important in free weight machines, as they are used not only frequently, but also under a heavy load.
The best option is to consult a dealer who has both experience in complete club equipment and tests the equipment himself. The winning lottery is the situation when he works in a company that additionally provides service. Such knowledge of equipment gives you comfortable conditions for choosing the best option in the ever-expanding market of fitness club and gym equipment.
Sleek commercial functionality
Despite its commercial purpose, the NPG NoExcuses series features an aesthetically pleasing design. Most Plate Loaded machines have a heavy, complex design. Garage overwhelming style, metal and rawness may not fit in with your vision for the club and your target audience.
NPG’s NoExcuses equipment is composed of strong and stable construction, enabling professionals to achieve their maximum performance. The designer’s hand was nevertheless able to find a pleasing finish for them. The proposed double colour scheme additionally contributes to the pleasant perception of the visual side of the equipment. We go one step further – you can personalise the colour of the frames. Nowadays the possibilities of choosing the training place are enormous, the value of details has skyrocketed. We are looking for what is original and unique, surprising and unusual. The answer to our increasingly high expectations is personalisation. Thanks to it, the ordered equipment may be in the colours of your club. This makes an electrifying impression on customers who come across your brand again and again.
Effective training is the basis of customer retention
When pass renewal percentages went down and customer service and marketing costs skyrocketed, customer success was on tap to encourage clubbers to return. The effect trumped ‘often and long’.
The fitness equipment industry spread its wings in the direction of UX. When designing NPG NoExcuses we started with the basics. The design of our machines allows us to isolate the muscle or muscle group being trained. The key turned out to be the optimal biomechanics of the equipment. The angle of inclination and the amount of adjustment of the movable elements allow for perfect fitting of the equipment to the height and figure of the trainee. This knowledge allowed us to create a series of machines for complete equipment of the strength zone.
The mechanical components and calibrated steel rollers of the NPG NoExcuses ensure smooth movement during exercise. The wide shoulder width allows you to fit into the machine with ease. This is particularly important to note, as the larger dimensions of people with strong, expansive physiques have often precluded them from using equipment largely dedicated to them.
A detail that matters
A life record, a moment for which you have been working for months or even years, requires the equipment which, to put it colloquially, “can handle it” and will not exclude the trainee from an epic finish due to underdeveloped details. The series is signed with the name of a very well-known figure in the world of bodybuilding: Radek Słodkiewicz and his slogan “no excuses”. (eng. NoExcuses) was created with small things in mind. Very durable rubber grips allow for a secure and safe grip, even in an exertion-weary hand. The aluminium footrest prevents slipping during training. The trainee can concentrate entirely on the correct execution of the movement.
Extra-long built-in Ø50mm stainless steel load holders are inserted at a slight angle, so that even fully loading the device with plates will ensure a safe workout. NPG NoExcuses features a comfortable and easy seat-back adjustment for a stable and suitable training position. A functional as well as aesthetic asset is the high quality upholstery with tear resistant stitching. You don’t have to worry about the machine being absent due to replacing torn fabric.
…and all with a view to reaching for the impossible.
The gems… like the icing on the cake
Yes, many of the above qualities can be found in free-weight machines from a number of different brands, but in the NPG NoExcuses they are brought together in one series. In addition, among the 38 machines you’ll find real treasures. Previously missing pieces in the puzzle: the Belt Squat or 3 different machines for the “shoulders sideways” exercise. If you want to get ahead of the competition and stand out, you need to have a few aces up your sleeve.
Price to quality ratio
It is worth noting that the NPG NoExcuses series is manufactured in Europe. This fact alone deserves to be clearly emphasised. And while it may look reminiscent of the iconic Plate Loaded series of machines from across the big water, the price is definitely in your pocket.
From the beginning it was clear who would be the ideal ambassador of the NPG NoExcuses brand – Radek Słodkiewicz. Recognition from the Master, further cooperation, equipping his club with NPG NoExcuses, are further proof of the exceptional quality of these devices.
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