Fractional or Micro plates as they are sometimes known are small round steel or cast iron discs with a 50mm centre hole. These plates are used on an Olympic Barbell and provide small increases to the total overall weight helping lifters to break through plateau’s.
Asking yourself these 9 questions below will ensure you get a bench that is safe, providing you good value for money and will help you in achieving the best gains in your workout
All gym owners want to incentivise new member sign ups and retain their current members. One of the ways of doing this is through equipment investment.
By offering something better or different than the standard chain gyms you’ll be appealing to new starters and encouraging gym member retention.
It’s suggested that a habit is borne out of doing something regularly for around 10 weeks, and this includes going to the gym.
Following on from gym closures in March 2020, there was concern within the fitness industry that the longer gym members go without using a gym, the less likely that they would return once gyms were to reopen.
What are the kind of weight plates available to purchase, how are they different from one another and what are the fundamental benefits of calibrated plates over others and are they a worthwhile investment for your gym?
For those of you looking to open a commercial gym or facility, the wide variety of gym equipment on offer can be quite confusing.
From the mid 1800’s strength sports weren’t so much of a sport as an act of showmanship. Strongmen would show off their prowess in front of large crowds performing lifts such as the bent press.
There’s been a whopping spike in the number of low-cost chain gyms opening up across the UK.
41% from 2015 to 2016! That’s huge, and with membership costs as low as £16.99 per month it’s becoming increasingly difficult for independent gyms to compete. At least from a cost perspective.
Strength training may seem like a modern concept but in fact dates back centuries. Back in the early days it was necessary for man to be strong and fast for the purpose of hunting.
When you’ve invested money in commercial gym equipment for your facility, you’ll want to be able to keep it in good condition. After all, it’ll be put to lots of use and keeping everything well maintained will keep your gym members happy.