This year, after all the stuffing had been stuffed, and the tryptophan finally wore off, millions of Americans headed back to the gym. But what would have happened if when they arrived the the place was an icebox, or worse, a sauna?
As the building owner or manager of a health club, you know that members expect high levels of service when they join your facility. Those expectations extend to an environment that facilitates their fitness goals rather than hindering them.
Health club temperatures can vary depending on members’ preferences. But gyms have the responsibility of making sure that it doesn’t get too hot or too cold, as it can affect their members’ workouts and overall health — and could play a key factor in whether they return for next week’s spin class. If you think temperature doesn’t matter when you’re going to the gym to sweat, think again.
Cooler temperatures make it more difficult to loosen stiff muscles before or after a workout. On the other hand, excess heat or humidity can cause even the fittest athlete to suffer from spikes in body temperature or accelerated dehydration. Plus, extreme variations in heating and cooling can be damaging to expensive electronics and fitness equipment.
With a gym on every corner and no shortage of attractive sign-up incentives, the fitness industry is competitive. Word can spread quickly when a facility’s comfort and maintenance standards come into question. When renewal time rolls around, members may decide to seek out other options and recommend that their friends and family do the same.
While proper HVAC maintenance won’t help your customers perfect those “Bis and Tris” on its own, a growing body of research shows that the right indoor environment can improve the experience of your customers, directly resulting in savings for your business. And a preventive maintenance contract for your HVAC system can mean the difference between a sizable profit and sweating out next month’s revenue projections.
Check out our free guide to Calculating the Hidden Costs of Poor HVAC Maintenance to see how your building can benefit from a preventive maintenance contract.