Vending machines are commonplace in gyms across the UK. While many people associate vending machines with chocolates, sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks, these days, the contents of vending machines can massively vary.
As well as your more traditional vending machine items, it’s possible to get gym-stocked machines that provide, a whole host of nutritional food and beverages that are ideal pre or post-workout.
There are a wide range of benefits to installing a vending machine in your gym. Check out the main reasons why you should consider placing one in your gym or fitness centre and read below!
Gym vending machines keep people hydrated
Staying hydrated is hugely important, not just when at the gym, but for life in general. However, hydration is clearly even more important during workouts, as moisture leaves your body in the form of sweat and if you don’t keep your fluids up, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated.
It’s not uncommon for people to forget to bring a bottle of water to the gym, so having a vending machine is a handy way to help out those who have forgotten. It might also be the case that they are yet to refamiliarise themselves with their gym routine after such a long time away due to lockdown.
As well as water, you can stock your vending machine with energy drinks for people to enjoy before or after their session.
Gym vending machines provide healthy snacks after a workout
Consumer habits have changed over the years, and instead of people opting for a chocolate bar they may fancy something healthier. The variety of food and drink options that can be included in a vending machine continues to expand and includes the likes of energy bars, smoothies, nuts, popcorn and fruit.
These are all fantastic options for gym-goers to enjoy after they’ve worked out, and providing them with a convenient and accessible way to stay on track with their fitness, even after burning those calories, is a surefire way to keep them coming back.
Gym vending machines are easy to maintain and manage
The ease and convenience of a vending machine is relevant on the managerial side of things too. Once installed, the general maintenance and upkeep of a machine is largely non-existent with most suppliers, such as Nu Vending, also taking on the task of restocking.
Gym vending machines enhance your gym’s reputation
It’s fair to say that the fitness industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. With gyms having to close their doors for months, when people are allowed to return you’re going to need to find a way to stand out from the crowd as competition for members is going to be higher than ever.
Showing that you care about your gym’s members is a good place to start. Healthy vending machines that includes nutritious snacks is a tangible way to demonstrate this care – and can act as a great novelty to get people through the door.
Unlike a cafeteria or canteen that some gyms provide, vending machines don’t require staff to operate it, meaning your employees can focus on what matters – offering a great fitness and workout service.
Looking to get a vending machine installed in your gym? If yes is the answer, then look no further than Nu Vending. Our team are experts in what they do and have installed countless machines in gyms and other businesses throughout the UK. For more information on how we can help, you contact us today.