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How to Advise a Company on Purchasing Fitness Equipment

October 14, 2015

When a company first implements their wellness program, they will often seek the advice and expertise of a corporate wellness expert on how to purchase fitness equipment. As a wellness expert, you should be able to answer whatever questions your company may have. That means understanding their needs, limitations, and all the potential possibilities available for their corporate wellness program.

Work within the Company’s Budget

Before you can even begin thinking about purchasing fitness equipment, you and your company will need to sit down and figure out a budget. This budget will cover the expenses of furnishing your company’s new fitness center and must be realistic. Advise your company to not purchase fitness equipment if their budget hasn’t been established. Doing so could result in your company spending more than they can afford.

Survey Employees about Their Preferred Fitness Equipment

After you have set a budget, you need to find out what your company’s employees are looking for when it comes to their corporate wellness program. You don’t want your company to buy stationary bikes or ellipticals if their employees want treadmills so they can take a power walk over their lunch break. By taking this information into consideration, it will ensure that they don’t spend money on exercise machines that will not be used. Their employees will also be more satisfied knowing that their voices were heard and got the fitness equipment that they preferred.

Know Your Fitness Company Before You Purchase

Before making a purchase, make sure you have done your research on fitness companies and what available features and equipment each company offers. A great advantage of TRUE Fitness is the wide variety of equipment we offer as well as variety of price points. TRUE allows you to customize your fitness equipment entirely with our interchangeable console options. Select from our most basic push-to-start console all the way up to our high-end touch screen. Each console varies in regards to programs and features provided, so make sure you have an idea of what you are looking for in your fitness equipment.

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