4 Ways to Optimize Workout Gear Storage in Your Gym or Health Club

Storage plays a central role in a gym or health club. It enables you to maximize your space, properly maintain your equipment, promote health and safety and offers a secure space for your clients to store their possessions. Industrial shelving such as metal shelving, wire shelving or bin totes are an excellent and affordable solution for your gym storage needs.

1. Cabinets

Our storage cabinets are made of 12-gauge steel and can withstand years of daily heavy industrial use, so you can rest assured they will be a great and durable fit in your gym. Our Bin Storage Cabinet with 4 Drawers includes a 3-point locking system for additional security and the adjustable shelves have a capacity of 1,900 lbs. each so they are ideal for heavy workout equipment. Each drawer holds up to 400 lbs.

2. Bin tote boxes

Plastic tote boxes and bins can be hung or stacked to provide a reusable, flexible, and affordable storage solution for workout equipment of any size. They are durable and can keep jump ropes, resistance bands, yoga mats, and other equipment organized and easy to find.

These plastic bin boxes do not require assembly, and stack easily by locking together. You can also add dividers, lids, and labels of different kinds so that visitors to your gym or health club are not confused as to where to find or return their equipment.

The open style of bin boxes enables your clientele to easily see what they need and grab it.

3. Lockers

The dressing rooms are just as important to the workout experience as the gym itself. Providing secure lockers will put your clientele at ease, as they will not have to worry about misplacing their belongings and can focus on working out and getting fit.

Lenox® Plastic Lockers are a great solution for athletic facilities because they are made from corrosion proof HDPE material that won’t rust or dent. They are also available in a range of colors and variations to match your décor and fit your space.

If you have limited space, single tier lockers are a great choice. Double tier lockers give you twice as many lockers in the same space that a standard single tier locker would take up, and they also provide room for hanging items, like shirts and jackets. Other options include triple tier lockers, smaller box lockers, and duplex lockers. Duplex lockers have enough storage space for two people’s belongings but provides two private lockers in each compartment frame.

Vented lockers are perfect for combining visibility, ventilation, and security, and are ideal for usage in gyms or health clubs. Other additions to lockers include fingertip latches or recessed handles, number plates for locker reservations, key or combination locks, benches with pedestals, filler panels if you want wall-to-wall locker installations, and much more.

Finally, make sure that at least 5% of your lockers meet ADA requirements.

4. Use wall space

Freestanding equipment like dumbbells and kettlebells can be damaged if, left on the floor. Consider using overhead racks, hooks and tiered shelving systems to free up your floor space. Try to keep heavier equipment at waste height so it is easier to remove from the rack. Smaller items like jump ropes and resistance bands can be stored higher up.

Final thoughts

Industrial shelving from Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., is a great choice for your gym. The products can be made with antibacterial materials to stop the spread of germs, they can be portable, maximize your floor space and help make your gym a place clients look forward to visiting.

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