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A Home Gym Means No Excuses

16.02.21

With so much of our lives changed over the last year, we have had to adapt the way we live our everyday lives, including how we exercise. Abode2 asked the Managing Director of Elekio UK, Dale Beech, about how a home gym could help us all with our fitness goals.

Looking at the industry, Home Gyms have grown hugely in popularity. What do you think is driving this trend?

People’s daily routines have changed with, more people having worked from home or adapted to more flexible working hours. The city centre fitness clubs, particularly in central London, are seeing low swipe rates largely due to much fewer people having headed into the office and commuting around.

Having a home gym, or some gym equipment, at home allows people to get a training session in at their own convenience and with less time constraints. Even though gyms are now re-open, people are continuing to purchase home gym equipment as a supplement to their gym memberships.

There is increasing data from realtors that this is becoming a very highly sought-after feature for those looking to buy new homes. With the higher availability of online programs, and them becoming more sophisticated, I think that home training is defiantly here to stay.

How do Elekio UK help someone who is adding a quality gym to their property?

When supporting a customer with a home gym fit-out we begin with a conversation covering their training requirements and aspirations for the room – this includes everything from their preferred training type, to the space they have available. More often than not it is the strength element of training that customers are trying to find a solution for. From here we compile an equipment package that we know will best suit their needs, along with a mock-up design.

A lot of our clients already have designers or architects on-board, but we do have our own in-house facilities available to create the look and feel for the space, often working alongside other professions.

We have a team of installers who are solely dedicated to the home sector, which is something our clients make great use of. But it must be said, the building of our equipment is designed with simplicity in mind and in most cases can be installed by the customers themselves.

How long does it take to install a fully functional home gym?

The entire process from initial enquiry, to design and install can be as little as three weeks.

What the most popular starter piece for a home gym?

It purely depends on their training and what people want to achieve. But during lockdown we did notice a buying pattern amongst customers. They would initially purchase a minimum of a set of Dumbbells, or Kettlebells, then as time progressed, they would be back for a Barbell and Discs and then a Rack etc. People needed the extra resistance to keep progressing towards their fitness.

Learn more about Eleiko here: www.eleiko.com

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