Home Gym/Residential Customer – “equipment is fantastic and your delivery team did a great job!”

"We have our new gym up and running now and just want to thank you for all your input and help during the process. The equipment is fantastic and your delivery team did a great job putting everything together. My family is really enjoying having a great facility at home."

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Dennis LoveResidential Customer

We love to hear how we are doing. Thank you, Dennis, for your kind words!


Is incline or speed better on a treadmill ?

Some people underestimate the benefits of a treadmill. They are a great way to build cardiovascular endurance, speed, and strengthen your body all at once! If you are new to using a treadmill, and unsure if you should be sprinting, running, or walking at an incline, then continue reading. Utilizing incline is a great way to increase your caloric burn and strengthen muscles. Most often, treadmills have an incline setting ranging from .5% to 15%. For reference, a 1% incline is considered the same resistance level as a flat outdoor surface. First, you want to make sure you are accurately tracking your heart rate. In general, runners should keep their heart rate between 70% and 85% for the most significant calorie-burning effects. Now that we have that covered, let’s go back to the big question: incline or speed?  Using the incline feature will intensify your workout without increasing your speed or lengthening your workout, and as an added bonus, it will not put additional stress on your joints. Ready for more good news? No sprints! Simply power walking with an incline tricks your body into operating in the most efficient and powerful mode. Try starting at a 2% or 3% incline fast-paced walk and watch your fitness goals come to fruition! Once your body has adjusted to a slight incline, start gradually increasing, and you will be impressed with the results. Always listen to your body and never overdo it.


Meet Maddie, our newest addition to our PR & Marketing Team

We are excited to welcome Maddie, our newest addition to the public relations and marketing team at Innovative Fitness! Maddie has a real passion for PR and marketing. She loves graphic design work, planning events, and being in front of the community. When Maddie is not at work, she enjoys traveling, working out, going on adventures with her dog Zona, and of course, attending any kind of event. We are excited about all the innovative marketing we are going to do as a team!


Fast & Easy Fitness Equipment Pick-Up from the Innovative Fitness Warehouse

Mrs. Christine and her staff were great yesterday. I'm not very good at backing the trailer up. Two of her staff had no issues loading the machine and bringing it down to the truck. Great service and very polite. They are definitely going to continue to get my business in the near future. And, l highly recommend them for anyone who is looking for quality equipment.

-Shauna Miller


The Most Underrated Piece of Fitness Equipment

row machine musclesThe Rowing Machine is often overlooked; however, it is a total body workout. It provides aerobic exercise, upper body, and lower body workouts all in one! Rowing is a coordinated muscle action that encompasses every large muscle group in the body. This low-impact cardio increases endurance and is good for all levels of fitness. Frequent workouts on a rower can help you burn calories, tone muscles, and give you increased energy. A rowing machine workout burns an average of 600 calories an hour or, about 280 calories in 30 minutes for a 130-pound woman. Although rowing won’t magically spot reduce your belly fat, it can be a very effective component of a fat-burning program.

Unlike running on the treadmill, the rowing machine gives back only what you put in, so if it seems easy, you’re not working hard enough. It may be possible to “cheat” when using other cardio machines, for example, on an elliptical you can let go of the handles to give your arms a rest but the elliptical will keep going.  On a rowing machine, you must use your entire body to complete a full stroke every time. In addition to a great upper body workout, rowers exercise the rhomboids in the shoulders, trapezii in the upper back, and lats in the lower back, all while building strong legs and glutes. Most importantly, using a rowing machine gets your heart pumping and lungs working, providing a serious aerobic workout. Learn about the catch, the drive, the finish, and what each means. Indoor rowing machines offer an ideal way to get in shape and stay fit while varying your routine at the same time.


Get Your Fitness Equipment Fit for Re-Opening

Preparing to re-open? Here are some tips. And of course, we are here if you need us for parts, service & repairs, & or wipes and wipe dispensers.  Just call us 770.218.9390

1. Check your exercise bikes, ellipticals, and steppers.

Batteries used in many of these machines are designed for daily use. When they sit unused, the batteries can die. If the display console does not light up, the battery may need to be replaced.

2. Test your treadmills.

Run a functional test on each treadmill: up, down, fast, slow, and keypad test. Look for and resolve all error messages.

3. Inspect all selectorized machines.

Clean and lubricate guide rods. Check for frayed cables. Make sure all weight pins have tethers.

4. Replenish cleaning wipes.

Make sure your gym has plenty of anti-bacterial/viral wipes readily available.


Residential Sales & Delivery Feedback!

"My experience with Matt was amazing. Due to the quarantine, we did everything by phone and email and all equipment was sight unseen. Some of the equipment was preowned and everything was represented perfectly. Your delivery team was really helpful and extremely professional. Thank you again your entire team is the best."

Don Lloyd, Residential Customer

We always love to hear how we are doing. Thank you, Don, for your kind words!

Matt McAllister Sales Manager

 

 


The Importance of Sanitizing Your Gym Equipment

Disinfect your equipment with ZOOM wipes!

A gym is an extremely habitable environment for germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew mostly due to moist conditions. The dampness is an obvious consequence of gym activities; however, Zoom Wipes can ameliorate the situation at an impressive scale.

Numerous studies have been conducted that reinforce the need for persistent attentiveness by gym owners.

For example, a study commissioned by a gym equipment comparison website looked at 27 pieces of equipment at three different gyms and stumbled upon these unforeseen findings:

  • The free weights had 362 times more germs than the average toilet seat.
  • The treadmills had 74 times more bacteria than a tap in a public bathroom.
  • The exercise bikes had 39 times more bacteria than a tray from a food court.

Gyms have a duty to create a safe environment for their clients and staff, and for that purpose, it is mandatory for the members of the fitness association to adhere to certain requirements and standards. Zoom Active Wipes and Zoom Evolution Wipes can be used to frequently clean the wet areas of gyms which ensures compliance with occupational health and safety legislation.

The fitness industry is booming with countless gyms, with each facility striving to take the lead by being at the top of their game. Amidst this intense competition, it is absolutely essential for a gym owner to set the gym apart.

The best way to achieve this is by practicing cleanliness and promoting modern hygiene standards. Fortunately, modern gyms have Zoom Wipes acting as an ally on their road to commercial success. Immaculate hygiene is directly proportionate to customer satisfaction and retention rates.

Moreover, there are other motives for maintaining a clean environment as well. Public liabilities can be avoided by preventing falls and slips by keeping the gym areas dry. Secondly, by maintaining a clean gym equipment, its depreciation can be delayed. No business can thrive without being cost-effective. One of the ways this can be accomplished is through economies of scale. Zoom Wipes are offering efficient bundle deals, which not only help gym owners save money, but also make certain that the gyms are spotless, owing to professional wipes dispensers that come in the bundles.

So far we have developed an understanding that there are ample motivators for running a spotless and clean gym. There are numerous creative ways of attaining this. Here are some helpful tips for gym owners:

  • If you’re building a new gym or refurbishing an existing one, the following elements can be assimilated: High filtration vacuum system, drainage and ventilation systems.
  • Strict adherence to a cleaning schedule can make all the difference. Hygiene can be maximized by improving efficiency. Hourly and weekly tasks can ease the management to a considerable extent.
  • Educate the staff and as well as the customers about the importance of sanitizing gym equipment. Read More 

 


Residential Customer Bianca Turner provided positive feedback!

We received this note after our in-house, manufacturer certified technician, Conrad completed an in-home service and repair call.

“I just wanted to send a note about the technician you sent out, he was absolutely lovely and even better he did his job great! I love my treadmill and now my sister loves her elliptical! To Christine and Barrett as well thanks, you guys!” - Bianca Turner, Residential Customer

We always love to hear how we are doing. Thank you, Bianca, for your kind words!

Innovative Fitness Equipment Service and Repair in- house Technician


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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Gym’s Cardio Equipment

But just as important as making purchasing decisions for brand-new facilities, club operators of existing clubs need to know when to invest in an equipment upgrade. That decision is a bit more complicated—and club owners often put it off. As IHRSA’s e-book says: “New prospects expect it, existing members request it, and staff push for it, but investors/owners often resist it.”

Mostly, reinvestment is a retention strategy. The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report found that 73.2% of club owners say that their equipment purchasing decision is based on retaining existing members. The good news is that the average ROI industry-wide supports the decision to invest in equipment upgrades. The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report cited above found that some clubs enjoy revenue growth as high as 33% after investing 13.4% of revenue into new equipment. READ MORE