Maximising Your Space
By John Piper
Maximising your floor space does not necessarily mean having to cover every inch of space in your room with equipment. When making the most of your area, you need to be smart, thinking not only about what equipment we want, but how can you store it.
Installing a custom-designed storage racking system into your environment will help maximise your floor space, by ensuring that kettlebells, dumbbells, exercise mats and other functional training equipment won’t remain on the floor.
However, this is not the only way you can take advantage of the space you have.
Let us start with Pilates and The Balanced Body Allegro Reformer.
The Allegro Reformer, with 30,000 in use around the world, has won rave reviews from Pilates instructors and fitness clubs for its ease of use, adjustability, safety and reliable construction. This reformer was engineered and built for commercial fitness. But how can you store it? Well, that is all part of this intuitive design:
• The Allegro can be stacked on top of each other, or it can be stored on end for convenient storage.
• The Allegro can also be rolled into place (a person of moderate strength can easily move the reformer around a room).
With the Allegro Reformer being stored on end, this allows you to utilise that floor space, offering your clients a variety of classes. Reformer Class in the morning, Mat and Circle Class during the day then Reformer class again in the afternoon, all in one room.
Sticking with Pilates, for a smaller and cost-effective alternative for group sessions,
meet Balanced Body’s MOTR.
Balanced Body’s MOTR takes up extraordinarily little space and can be set up/disassembled in a minute then stored in its very own MOTR Home. The MOTR is versatile and compact, making it the perfect tool when it comes to offering an effective group workout while also maximising your space at the same time.
Moving away from Pilates and onto Cardio
One of the most effective and probably most forgotten products when it comes to Cardio Training is The Original Step. Yes, this is more associated with Aerobics but let us not forget the definition of Aerobic training:
“Aerobic exercise stimulates the heart rate and breathing rate to increase in a way that can be sustained for the exercise session.”
The Original Step can be easily stacked in a small footprint, once again giving you the option to offer a variety of classes to your clients. Turn morning Step Classes into Midday HIIT workouts and then afternoon Mat classes; all in one room.
Summary of the above:
Each of the above examples touch on one common theme - Maximising Your Space!
Whether it’s a custom built storage unit or purchasing equipment with storage options to allow your to diversify your classes, right now you need to be thinking about making the space you have work for you!