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Sponsored: ServiceSport: Refresh and renew

Sustainability in the fitness industry is coming on in leaps and bounds as more operators refurbish their gym equipment to save money and the planet

Published in Health Club Management 2024 issue 5
ServiceSport UK refreshed equipment for Bannatyne’s Just Fitness launch / photo: bannatyne
ServiceSport UK refreshed equipment for Bannatyne’s Just Fitness launch / photo: bannatyne
The practice of prolonging the life of gym equipment through careful refurbishment is gaining traction

The fitness industry makes a significant impact on the environment, as a result of the energy consumption, materials and waste generated by used gym equipment.

According to research, the manufacture and disposal of equipment contributes to carbon emissions and resource depletion, but as industry leaders and operators strive to reduce their carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly, the practice of prolonging the life of gym equipment through careful refurbishment is gaining traction.

This approach not only aligns with sustainable practices, but also proves to be economically beneficial for operators looking to optimise their investments.

The practice of prolonging the life of equipment through refurbishment is poised to become standard practice for operators worldwide. By prioritising environmental responsibility, economic efficiency, and member satisfaction, operators can lead the way towards a more sustainable future.

The shift towards sustainability in the fitness industry offers immense opportunities for operators to not only reduce their environmental impact, but also optimise their operations and enhance the member experience. By refreshing existing gym equipment and recognising the value in prolonging their lifespan, operators can contribute to a healthier planet, stronger communities and a thriving industry focused on longevity and sustainability.

Refreshing existing gym equipment, rather than replacing it, offers gym operators a host of benefits. It’s clearly more cost-effective than purchasing new machines and allows operators to save on capital expenditure, or invest in other sustainable practices, while still providing members with high-quality fitness equipment.

By refurbishing equipment, operators divert machines from landfill, reduce waste and minimise the need for the use of new raw materials, thus promoting a circular economy and sustainable practices.

Refreshed equipment also enhances the member experience by ensuring machines are in optimal condition, safe and meet their evolving fitness needs.

Embracing sustainability and prolonging the life of equipment enhances a facility’s brand image, attracting environmentally-conscious members and showcasing a commitment to responsible business practices.

Equipment refreshes allow operators to customise machines to suit their branding and incorporate new features that cater to evolving fitness trends and member preferences.

More: www.servicesport.com

Key considerations for operators
Before embarking on an equipment refresh initiative, industry leaders and gym operators should consider the following key aspects:
Assessment and planning

Work with a provider that conducts a thorough evaluation of your equipment to identify machines that can be refurbished. Following this, develop a comprehensive plan that aligns with your sustainability goals and budget constraints

Quality and safety standards

Partner with a provider that ensures refreshed equipment meets safety standards, performance requirements and member expectations

Member engagement and communication

Communicate the equipment refresh initiative to your members, highlighting the benefits of sustainable practices, improved fitness experiences, and commitment to environmental stewardship. This is the perfect time to encourage feedback and engagement to enhance member satisfaction

ROI and long-term savings

Evaluate the return on investment (ROI) of equipment refresh projects by considering cost savings, extended equipment lifespan, energy efficiency gains and potential revenue growth from member retention and acquisition

Success stories
Numerous operators have implemented equipment refresh strategies to prolong the life of their equipment and reap associated benefits.
Bannatyne health clubs

ServiceSport UK played an integral role in the opening of Bannatyne’s first Just Fitness site in Broadstairs, UK, by refreshing a range of gym equipment, including Technogym treadmills and cross trainers.

Nuffield Health

One of the largest gym operators in the UK has partnered with ServiceSport UK on a number of refresh projects that involved a full extraction of existing gym equipment and the installation of refreshed gym equipment in return. When compared with replacing the equipment with brand new, this has saved more than £150,000, and contributed towards Nuffield Health’s sustainability objectives.

The Ministry of Defence

By partnering with ServiceSport UK for 10 years, The Ministry of Defence has refreshed its cardio equipment and strength machines, such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, leg press, leg curl, shoulder press and chest press.

Extending the lifespan of equipment and aligning with sustainability goals, the refreshed machines receive positive feedback from those in the services at army barracks across the UK.

ServiceSport UK regularly transforms equipment for Nuffield Health / photo: Service Sport
ServiceSport UK regularly transforms equipment for Nuffield Health / photo: Service Sport
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features

Sponsored: ServiceSport: Refresh and renew

Sustainability in the fitness industry is coming on in leaps and bounds as more operators refurbish their gym equipment to save money and the planet

Published in Health Club Management 2024 issue 5
ServiceSport UK refreshed equipment for Bannatyne’s Just Fitness launch / photo: bannatyne
ServiceSport UK refreshed equipment for Bannatyne’s Just Fitness launch / photo: bannatyne
The practice of prolonging the life of gym equipment through careful refurbishment is gaining traction

The fitness industry makes a significant impact on the environment, as a result of the energy consumption, materials and waste generated by used gym equipment.

According to research, the manufacture and disposal of equipment contributes to carbon emissions and resource depletion, but as industry leaders and operators strive to reduce their carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly, the practice of prolonging the life of gym equipment through careful refurbishment is gaining traction.

This approach not only aligns with sustainable practices, but also proves to be economically beneficial for operators looking to optimise their investments.

The practice of prolonging the life of equipment through refurbishment is poised to become standard practice for operators worldwide. By prioritising environmental responsibility, economic efficiency, and member satisfaction, operators can lead the way towards a more sustainable future.

The shift towards sustainability in the fitness industry offers immense opportunities for operators to not only reduce their environmental impact, but also optimise their operations and enhance the member experience. By refreshing existing gym equipment and recognising the value in prolonging their lifespan, operators can contribute to a healthier planet, stronger communities and a thriving industry focused on longevity and sustainability.

Refreshing existing gym equipment, rather than replacing it, offers gym operators a host of benefits. It’s clearly more cost-effective than purchasing new machines and allows operators to save on capital expenditure, or invest in other sustainable practices, while still providing members with high-quality fitness equipment.

By refurbishing equipment, operators divert machines from landfill, reduce waste and minimise the need for the use of new raw materials, thus promoting a circular economy and sustainable practices.

Refreshed equipment also enhances the member experience by ensuring machines are in optimal condition, safe and meet their evolving fitness needs.

Embracing sustainability and prolonging the life of equipment enhances a facility’s brand image, attracting environmentally-conscious members and showcasing a commitment to responsible business practices.

Equipment refreshes allow operators to customise machines to suit their branding and incorporate new features that cater to evolving fitness trends and member preferences.

More: www.servicesport.com

Key considerations for operators
Before embarking on an equipment refresh initiative, industry leaders and gym operators should consider the following key aspects:
Assessment and planning

Work with a provider that conducts a thorough evaluation of your equipment to identify machines that can be refurbished. Following this, develop a comprehensive plan that aligns with your sustainability goals and budget constraints

Quality and safety standards

Partner with a provider that ensures refreshed equipment meets safety standards, performance requirements and member expectations

Member engagement and communication

Communicate the equipment refresh initiative to your members, highlighting the benefits of sustainable practices, improved fitness experiences, and commitment to environmental stewardship. This is the perfect time to encourage feedback and engagement to enhance member satisfaction

ROI and long-term savings

Evaluate the return on investment (ROI) of equipment refresh projects by considering cost savings, extended equipment lifespan, energy efficiency gains and potential revenue growth from member retention and acquisition

Success stories
Numerous operators have implemented equipment refresh strategies to prolong the life of their equipment and reap associated benefits.
Bannatyne health clubs

ServiceSport UK played an integral role in the opening of Bannatyne’s first Just Fitness site in Broadstairs, UK, by refreshing a range of gym equipment, including Technogym treadmills and cross trainers.

Nuffield Health

One of the largest gym operators in the UK has partnered with ServiceSport UK on a number of refresh projects that involved a full extraction of existing gym equipment and the installation of refreshed gym equipment in return. When compared with replacing the equipment with brand new, this has saved more than £150,000, and contributed towards Nuffield Health’s sustainability objectives.

The Ministry of Defence

By partnering with ServiceSport UK for 10 years, The Ministry of Defence has refreshed its cardio equipment and strength machines, such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, leg press, leg curl, shoulder press and chest press.

Extending the lifespan of equipment and aligning with sustainability goals, the refreshed machines receive positive feedback from those in the services at army barracks across the UK.

ServiceSport UK regularly transforms equipment for Nuffield Health / photo: Service Sport
ServiceSport UK regularly transforms equipment for Nuffield Health / photo: Service Sport
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/2024/259447_429496.jpg
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