Friday, 27 March 2015

Motorized Treadmills v/s Manual Treadmills

Treadmills are considered as an effective gymming machines that can help you loose weight faster than expected. But as you enter the gym you will come across two types of treadmills – manual and motorized. While the former is a conventional machine, the latter has no doubt more advanced features. Apart from this, there are significant differences between the two including cost, maintenance needs and size.


In comparison to motorized treadmills, manual ones are considered as safe and simple machines with a belt which is operated merely by moving the feet. Also, these are subject to less maintenance than motorized ones. Manual treadmills are lighter and smaller in comparison to motorized treadmills. But on the contrarily, it is much easier to maintain steady speed on motorized treadmills as speed and incline levels can be adjusted easily. The motorized treadmills offer additional features such as a in-built heart rate monitor, calorie tracker, music player and fan which are missing in manual ones.

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  • Impact on Workout :- A manual treadmill workout is more grueling and has a greater impact on knee and hip joints. While on the other hand, a motorized treadmill offers a more convenient workout, enabling you to workout for longer hours. 
  • Consider the Cost :- Though cost is an important factor while deciding which treadmill to buy, it is essential to look at the overall features of the machine. Manual treadmills are cheaper than motorized ones. But at the same time manual ones have considerably less features and are less effective than motorized ones. These are effective in a way that is not costing you a fortune and is efficient in the regime it lets to follow. These are preferable choice for those lazy fellows who take a lot of efforts in fixing their gym routine and religiously following it is a task for them easy said than done. 
To conclude, no matter which treadmill you choose for exercising, your ultimate aim should be to get fit and Celebrate life.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

What Necessitates Having a Gym Setup?

With a staggering growth of 25% in gym memberships, the fitness industry has become one of the most lucrative business avenues. Despite the crippling times during recession, the Fitness Industry’s Global Association, has forecasted the growth of the industry to accelerate in the coming years and is expected to reach 80 million. 

There are many factors that play a crucial role in contributing to the success of the industry. This recession-free type of business is rewarding both in terms of revenue generation and value creation in the society by imparting fitness and healthy living. Furthermore, existing gym members are not ready to give up on their fitness investment confirming the fact that gym memberships are no more a luxury but a necessity of modern life.   

Gym Equipment

The blooming aspect of the industry is sure to lure many new entrepreneurs to take up the business prospect. In case you are willing to start with a gym setup, keep in mind certain things advantageous to you. First of all do a lot of market research and understand the market as this would be the foundation of your business plan. Then it is important to decide your target market and to organize your audience. You may decide to expand your audience by employing a variety of gym equipment from weight training to cardiac workouts. You can also focus on a particular niche of customers like women or youths precisely. This will help gain competitive advantage of differentiated marketing.    

The next major issue to handle is to mange the expenses. This will include, staffing, rent, and deploying other resources. It is smart to keep a balance between your investment and expenses incurred. Apart from this, the demographic location of the setup is also important to consider and to see whether it is providing basic conveniences to the customers like driveway, parking etc. To open a gym of own is definitely a smart and rewarding move in the uncertain economy where fitness will never cease to have its role.