VENDING MACHINES IN THE GYM: THE ADVANTAGES
Everyones who goes to the gym finds different types of vending machines installed that supply a lot of different items.
Let's find out together what they are and their installation advantages.
WHAT TYPES OF VENDING MACHINES CAN BE FOUND INSIDE GYMS ?
Inside gyms, whether large or small, we usually find different types of vending machines that offer a variety of products to meet users' needs.
The most common types include:
Beverage vending machines: which offer a wide range of hot and cold drinks, from coffee and water to, sometimes, energy drinks supplied 'on the spot'.
Food and material dispensers: The classic 'spiral' dispensers that contain various types of product, from food (snacks, water, protein drinks, energy bars, etc.) to material dispensers, i.e. anything related to training (sportswear, swimming cap, wipes).
Protein product distributors: these provide protein products such as ready-to-use protein shakes or protein powders that can be mixed with water or milk. As you read on, you will see how the Flymax team has been able to design different types of protein vending machines according to the needs of their customers.
The options available can enhance the user experience and provide them with convenience and access to useful products pre, post and during training.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING THESE VENDING MACHINES?
Both the owner of the gyms and customers can get several advantages by installing vending machines, the main ones are listed below:
Availability and convenience: final customers can use them to enjoy a refreshing drink or a quick snack all times during gym working hours without going out.
Varied choice of products: Vending machines can be stocked with a wide range of products, including energy drinks, protein bars, dried fruit, water, juices, salads, yogurt and more. This allows users to meet different dietary needs.
Portion control: Vending machines often provide controlled portions, which can help users maintain healthy eating habits.
Increased user retention: The presence of vending machines in the gym can incentivise users to stay longer, socialize and spend more time in the fitness area.
Emergency supply: vending machines can supply food and drinks without forcing the customer to leave the gym.
Time savings: Users save time as they do not have to queue or wait for service at the bar to obtain food or drinks.
However, it is important to note that the installation of vending machines requires proper maintenance and supervision to ensure that the products are fresh, healthy and reliably available.
In addition, product selection must be carefully considered to meet the needs and preferences of gym users.
In addition to the snack dispensers, which are not directly from its own production, Flymax essentially offers three models: Acquamat instant, F600 Protein and F300 Tea in leaves. Let's see them in detail.
Acquamat instant: this water dispenser supplies both cold natural and sparkling water and 2 soluble products using either an automatic glass or a manual glass and bottle (0.5 lt,1lt).
In this way, many gym owners opted for energy-soluble drinks according to their customers' needs.
This also avoided a huge waste of plastic since most customers bring their own water bottles from home.
F600 Protein: a protein vending machine born in 2015 according to Flymax customer’s request.
From 2015 to today, Flymax has developed different models for proteins depending on the soluble product to be supplied.
This protein vending machine can supply up to 5 cold soluble products.
As explained in our previous article, it is fundamental testing the product before producing the machine in order to make the necessary adjustments.
F300 Tisane: tea and herbal tea leaf vending machine, designed for those gyms that have a relax- area inside such as a spa.
Also for this model, already described in another article, the quality of the product is combined with less waste.
Indeed it is not necessary to supply the area with various types of tea bags and herbal teas, all that is needed are comfortable chairs and paper cups.
Snack line: dispensers of snacks and various beverages which, as mentioned above, can be used to provide users with a variety of items.
As already written, Flymax does not directly assemble this type of vending machine but collaborates with the company that manages its production in order to complete its product range.
It is important to remember how the operators of each gymnasium must rely on managers who provide 360 degrees after-sales assistance, which includes not only technical assistance but also maintenance and service, both ordinary and extraordinary.
Indeed, vending machines need constant attention.
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