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» Executive Focus


Maximize Your T


ime is money. And hours spent fixing broken-down equipment can quickly eat into your bud- get. Of course, there’s nothing


that irks members more than an out- of-order sign on their favourite piece of equipment. And from an owner’s per- spective, inoperable equipment is just a big lump of metal sending negative vibes out into the gym. Giving a little extra attention to this area can go a long way in extending


28 Fitness Business Canada July/August 2017


Equipment Investment


Take pride in your facility by offering well-maintained equipment


the life of your equipment and maxi- mizing the satisfaction of your mem- bers. Here’s how.


Go for quality equipment It’s no surprise that although top-


quality gym equipment is more expen- sive, in the end it can save you money by limiting down time by keeping re- pair costs low. “You can spend $5,000 or $15,000 on a treadmill,” says Rob Warwick, of


Spartan Fitness in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. “They’ll probably need the same maintenance, but the higher grade ma- chine will stand up better over times and have fewer issues because of its higher grade components.”


Empower your staff You can save time and money by


training your staff (and perhaps even your members) to do simple diagnos- tics with electronic equipment. “Lots of staff just walk by an out-of-


order treadmill and don’t even blink because it’s not their department,” says Greg Lawlor, vice-president of sales


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