How to Create a Top-Quality Workout Space for Students
We know how important it is to provide students with access to top-quality strength and conditioning equipment. Research shows that in addition to physical benefits, strength and conditioning programs can also have positive effects on mental health and academic performance. In this blog, we'll discuss how to create an effective workout space that supports students' physical and mental health.
- Start with the basics
When setting up a workout space for students, it's important to start with the basics. This means investing in high-quality strength and conditioning equipment that is safe, durable and easy to use. Some essential pieces of equipment to consider include:
- Squat racks
- Cable machines
- Stationary bikes
- Create a welcoming atmosphere
To encourage students to use the workout space, it's important to create a welcoming atmosphere. This can be achieved by making the space bright, clean, and well-ventilated. A commercial sales representative can assist in creating a plan for equipment placement to ensure the area has great flow and functionality. Adding motivational posters or quotes such as your school motto can also help to create a positive and uplifting environment.
- Hire professional coaching
To ensure that students are using the equipment properly and safely, it's essential to hire professional coaching. A certified strength and conditioning coach can provide students with personalised workout programs, as well as guidance on proper form and technique. A current client of ours, Westminster School, partners with local S&C Coach - Gerrard Dutton, to help oversee their programming and it is a successful partnership.
- Emphasise the mental benefits of exercise
In addition to the physical benefits of strength and conditioning programs, it's important to emphasise the mental benefits of exercise. Regular exercise has been shown to improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase focus and cognitive function. By promoting these benefits, you can encourage more students to use the workout space.
- Track progress and provide incentives
To keep students motivated, it's important to track their progress and provide incentives. This can be done by setting up a system for tracking workouts and offering rewards for achieving specific goals.
For example you could incentivise the following,
Competitions - Organise fitness challenges or competitions where students can compete against each other for prizes.
Rewards points - Create a reward point system where students earn points for each workout they complete. They can then redeem these points for prizes such as gym equipment or school merchandise.
We've worked with a number of schools and universities to amplify their student offerings. In addition, we've found that this type of undertaking is also a fantastic tool when it comes to student recruitment.
If you're currently planning a top-quality workout space for students that supports their physical and mental health please reach out to email@example.com and we'll be happy to help. Remember, investing in your students well-being, is an investment in their academic success.