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Why You Should Go With Plate-Loaded Machines For Your Home Gym

of 360 Fitness Superstore, Bay Area's Best Fitness Gym Equipment - Thursday, December 20, 2018
Why You Should Go With Plate-Loaded Machines For Your Home Gym

There are a couple of turning points when trying to create a functional home-workout space. One of them is the choice between plate-loaded machines and alternative options such as resistant machines. The best direction is to go with plate-loaded machines – and here are the reasons we think that.

The Benefits Of Buying Plate-Loaded Machines

Plate-loaded workout machines are a cost-effective inclusion to your home gym. By choosing these machines, you simultaneously choose to buy weighted plates. While the machine itself will not come in useful to other exercises, these plates will.

You can recycle the uses of your weighted plates and also use them with other fitness equipment in your home gym. They can be used with your curl bar - and your Olympic barbell for squatting and deadlifts. Not to mention that some shoulder, chest and core exercises only require these plates. For example, a plate loaded chest press is a great alternative to buying additional free weights.

The alternatives to a plate-loaded workout machine do not offer the same level of value for money. They do not lend themselves to other exercises alike machines that use weighted plates. Rather they force exercises to use pre-determined loads that are altered via a pin.

This brings us on to another benefit in choosing a plate-loaded machine over the likes of a resistant machine. Adding your own plates means you can determine the exact load you lift and the level of progressions you make. On the other hand, a resistant machine has pre-set increments of weight that cannot be manipulated in the same way for a more personal workout routine. 

Choose The Best Local Gym Equipment Provided

360 Fitness Superstore has an extensive selection of different types of commercial and domestic gym equipment. Within our fleet, we stock a range of quality plate-loaded machines so you can reap the aforementioned benefits. Come and take a look at your options and our other equipment, today!


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Why Warranties Are An Important Consideration When Buying A Treadmill

of 360 Fitness Superstore, Bay Area's Best Fitness Gym Equipment - Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Why Warranties Are An Important Consideration When Buying A Treadmill

When you choose to buy a quality piece of gym equipment, you expect it to last. Most of the time, there are no issues and your equipment serves you well. Yet, there is always the risk that your expensive gym equipment could malfunction, or you yourself cause accidental damage to your equipment. For gym owners and home-gym builders, a treadmill is one piece of equipment you don’t want to go wrong or become damaged.

Remember To Get A Warranty With Your Treadmill

If you bought a treadmill for a commercial gym, you now place your investment in the hands of your members. You need to hope that your members take care of the treadmill and use it as it is supposed to be used. However, you can never be sure.

If you just bought a treadmill to enhance your home gym then you can easily convince yourself that it is in your safe hands only. Before you rush to the running sneakers section, do consider that your treadmill could still malfunction or it may still be accidentally damaged.

To counter these possibilities, it’s important to take out a warranty on your treadmill upon purchase. There are many types of warranties and lengths of warranties to choose from. Remember to read the small print on any warranty you consider so you know exactly what is and what is not included.

This is one good reason why shopping at a local fitness store is important. Taking out a warranty with a local supplier who you also bought the treadmill with is much safer than trusting warranties found on the internet!

Buy A Treadmill And Get A Reliable Warranty With Us

Come and see the excellent range of treadmills we currently offer. We stock a wide selection to cater for different needs and different budgets. We supply our Treadmills with warranties so you can purchase quality gym equipment with confidence.


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Why should I Buy An Elliptical Instead Of A Treadmill?

of 360 Fitness Superstore, Bay Area's Best Fitness Gym Equipment - Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Why should I Buy An Elliptical Instead Of A Treadmill?

Using cardiovascular gym equipment has a range of health benefits. However, some pieces of kit are more beneficial to certain groups. If you’re looking at buying a treadmill, maybe you would be better off with an elliptical? Let’s look at the pros of choosing both machines and discuss who should buy which one.

Treadmill Benefits

If you’re a runner or a sprinter then a treadmill is more beneficial to you. Naturally, treadmills mimic the exact form used to run as you would in the outdoors. They are perfect for people who compete in races or are gearing up for fundraising running events.

Elliptical Benefits

Ellipticals may not help you prepare for a specific sport, but they are still capable of helping you burn calories and improve your overall fitness. Yet, an elliptical does something that a treadmill cannot. Using an elliptical means exercisers experience no impacts at their joints. Yes, the best treadmills can absorb shock really well to keep you protected, but an elliptical completely eradicates the chance of aggravating current problems and stops them from developing.

Should You Get An Elliptical Then?

Treadmills are still the number-one option for many people. If you’re a serious runner then a treadmill will prepare you for racing. Those wanting to burn a high number of calories should also consider a treadmill over an elliptical.

For people who are conscious about their joints and their bodies as they age, an elliptical provides a much safer and joint-friendly alternative to the treadmill. Moreover, there is another group who should also consider an elliptical over a treadmill. Ellipticals provide the option of using their handles to work the upper body as well, which is ideal for exercisers seeking a holistic workout. Choose an elliptical for a low-impact, safe and full-body workout!

So, What Will It Be?

Have you stuck with the decision to buy a treadmill or have you been converted to an elliptical enthusiast? Either way, we at 360 Fitness Superstore have a fine selection of both options. We have a range of models to cater for many needs, gyms, homes and budgets. Come and see them for yourself!


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Why Shop At A Local Fitness Equipment Store?

of 360 Fitness Superstore, Bay Area's Best Fitness Gym Equipment - Monday, December 17, 2018
Why Shop At A Local Fitness Equipment Store?

If your home workout space or commercial gym is in need of some new equipment and accessories, you have two options. You can look for equipment online or you can visit a local fitness store that is supplying quality products. For many people, both of these are great options. However, choosing to buy online instead of visiting a supplier in person can be more of a risk – let’s explain!

Why Buy Fitness Equipment Locally?

Choosing to buy locally is a safer choice. It allows you to go and see the equipment before you buy it. You cannot be misled into buying the wrong items through cleverly-worded product descriptions if you see the product for yourself. Visiting in person also always you to try the machine or piece of equipment. You can determine the quality of the product and look for any functional flaws in a local store which is not possible online. There is also the chance that you will encounter a product you were not aware of which is even more apt for your needs.

Shopping at a local fitness store also affords you face-to-face interaction with a knowledgeable expert. Staff members can discuss your requirements to give you reliable information. They may even be able to offer you alternative products that are more suited to your fitness goals or gym redevelopment. Local stores are more likely to offer bonus services too! They may be able to repair your equipment if something goes wrong and may be able to offer payment plans so you don’t have to pay for lots of new equipment at one time.

Shop With Us

If shopping locally sounds like a wise plan to you, then come and visit us at the 360 Fitness Superstore. We are a renowned fitness-equipment supplier in California with a formidable reputation for proving quality fitness equipment and excellent customer service. To see the types of products we stock before visiting, simply check out our digital aisles first.


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Why Gym Owners Should Finance Gym Equipment Instead Of Paying Cash

of 360 Fitness Superstore, Bay Area's Best Fitness Gym Equipment - Sunday, December 16, 2018
Why Gym Owners Should Finance Gym Equipment Instead Of Paying Cash

Managing any business is difficult but managing your own gym can be especially tough. With members coming and going, it can be hard to forecast your finances. It also makes buying new state-of-the-art equipment rather daunting. Even though upgrading your current fleet of equipment is a sensible business decision, the uncertainty around finances can make it a bit of a risk. However, there is another way!

Reasons To Finance Gym Equipment

The best local fitness-equipment suppliers will let you finance your gym equipment over a longer period instead of making you pay the full price up front. This option has many benefits:

  • Happy members – by financing equipment you can make immediate improvements to your gym rather than having to save up for improvements. Quick improvements and a fast response to feedback or complaints will help to keep your members happy and keep them feeling valued.
  • Reduces financial risks – the best equipment does not come cheap. By financing your commercial gym equipment, you improve your cash flow and do not put your business under any short-term financial uncertainty.
  • Maintain positive branding – having the best equipment is one way of improving and building your brand. Having top-notch equipment gives a positive impression which can turn trial passes into year-long memberships and prevent current members from considering your nearby competitors.

The Other Alternative

The other option is to not upgrade your gym equipment at all. This is the easiest option because it does not require you to spend money. However, one of the biggest reasons people terminate their gym memberships is because the equipment becomes worn or damaged. Investing in your business with new equipment is important if you want to retain members and attract new ones.

Finance Your Equipment With Us

Gym owners huddle in because you can now finance commercial gym equipment with us at an exceptional rate! Browse through all of our equipment and accessories for commercial gyms and do not hesitate to contact us for more information


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