I have a 750 square-foot studio that I just opened this year. I’m trying to find out where to get the least expensive and most efficient cardio and strength equipment. I have a TRX that accommodates up to seven and retainer plus free weights body weights etc. I would like to incorporate some heavier weights pulleys and at least two pieces of cardio appointment but my budget is limited and I don’t know where to start. I’m looking at the ultra glide I was wondering if anyone has used it in the facility. Leasing is another factor that I’m considering and was wondering if any trainers or studio owners have any companies that they recommend.
I have the Power Tower (an upscale version of the Total Gym) which is functionally the same as the Ultra Glide. This is hands-down my favorite ‘machine’ and is very popular with my clients.
You can buy a lot of equipment used, and if you can provide transportation and some muscled guys, some people will be ever so happy to get rid of a treadmill or even one of those multi-station cable machines and will even let you have it for free. A place like ‘Play It Again Sports’ is also a good place to look.
I would not lease. You have rather little traffic, and the machines do not get used as in large gyms. You end up spending a lot of money and still have no machine in the end. It will be better to make do with what you have and save money until you can buy.