Single strength stations are a very common machine in a commercial facility. One example of a single station you might see in a commercial gym is a bicep curl machine. Typically a facility will have a wide variety of single stations for clients to choose from ranging from upper body to lower body exercises.
Truly all types of users will benefit from a variety of single stations in your facility. Single stations, especially those that are connected to a weight stack are very user friendly and easy to learn. In addition, single stations will have fixed movements for the most part. So for example, doing leg press on a single station machine may be safer than performing a weighted squat. A chest press single station will have the arms in a fixed position and doesn't allow you to go too far behind your back, which can help avoid injuries one may incur by doing chest press with dumbbells. This is a great safety feature for those that are new to working out and need extra support, but these machines will be used by the fitness pros as well.
As with any piece of fitness equipment for a commercial facility, you'll want to make sure you're getting high quality, durable commercial grade equipment. Commercial fitness equipment will ensure that these machines will continue to work for years to come in a high use facility. Our team of commercial account managers are here to help guide clients to the fitness equipment that best suits their facility. They will ask questions about the amount of users, demographic of users, budget and space in order to choose the best commercial exercise equipment. We recommend considering Matrix Fitness for your commercial fitness equipment, for their wide variety of excellent equipment.
Most commercial single stations will be connected to a weight stack, however plate loaded single stations can be a great cost saving option.
Plate loaded machines are typically more popular in University gyms, which is why Matrix Fitness has a series of equipment called the Varsity Series that consists of plate loaded machines. It offers the dynamic performance and superior ergonomics that the fitness world has come to expect from Matrix, plus the uncompromising durability you need to accommodate a steady stream of users.
Single stations with weight stacks are much easier for clients to use, because all you need to do is adjust the pin into a different weight increment and you're ready to exercise. Single stations with a weight stack will typically cost more than single stations that are plate loaded, but are well worth it for the convenience and added safety of your members.
Matrix has five main series to fit your facility's needs: Ultra, Aura, Versa, Magnum, Varsity. Each series has different benefits. This step especially is very important to consult with your Commercial Account Manager on, because they'll know which product line up is suitable for the amount of use your facility will see. Some single stations are plate loaded, while others have weight stacks. Some will have extra features, such as a rep counter, while others will be more basic. These are all factors that your Commercial Account Manager can help you navigate through.
Once you've decided what series you want to go with, now comes the fun part: choosing which specific machines you want in your line up. It's important to make sure there is a good variety of muscle groups included. For the most part, at every gym you'll see the crowd favourites, such as lat pull down, leg press, chest press and so on. But consider some newer machines that will make you stand out as well. One single station machine that has become very popular amongst clients is the Glute Trainer.
Matrix strength equipment comes in a variety of standard colours for the frame and upholstery, as well as options for custom colours to match your facility's branding. You will also have the option to add your logo to the equipment you choose.
Floor planning for single stations requires a little bit more thought than how to lay out your treadmills for example. Now that you've decided which stations you'd like and placed an order with the customizations you desire, it's time to start floor planning for your facility. Our Commercial Account Managers are experienced in floor planning and can even provide a custom digital floor plan to help visualize your facility.
It's important to note that timelines vary depending on the product. Adding custom logos, or choosing optional colours will also add on some time. Once the product is close to arriving, we can book a delivery and installation with our experienced team. Save yourself the headache and allow our team of experts to set up your new equipment exactly how you envisioned it. Having your new equipment set up by our professionals will help the fitness equipment last for years to come.
For a smarter way to build and tone lats, the Ultra Diverging Lat Pulldown is as powerful as it is comfortable. Independent diverging movements provide a natural path of motion. The angled seat encourages proper user positioning, while the thigh pads and seat easily adjust to provide stability, comfort and optimized ergonomics.
Count on the comfortable, intuitive design of the Prone Leg Curl to strengthen calf and hamstring muscles. Contoured elbow pads enhance stabilization and comfort, while a divergent pad angle eliminates lower-back stress. Thumb-switch controls make adjustments effortless, and integrated sweat guards keep the frame looking like.
The Shoulder Press single station provides a powerfully comfortable solution for building and toning deltoids. Independent converging movements provide a natural path of motion. Dual-position hand grips allow for greater training variety, and counterbalanced pressing arms provide reduced starting resistance. It even includes a reclined seat position to encourage better posture and provide back support.
The intuitive Hip Abductor offers a comfortable, efficient way to strengthen the glutes and the function of the hip joint. An ergonomically sculpted adjustment handle makes it quick and easy to change the start position, while an adjustable reclining position offers lumbar support ideal for each user’s unique body. Foot pegs and contoured knee pads provide excellent stability and support, and an integrated foot platform makes it easy to enter and exit.
Help your users tone and refine the muscles of their arms with the smart design of the Biceps / Triceps dual station. Clearly indicated adjustments make use intuitive for virtually anyone, while the foot platform offers excellent stability. Count on the stainless-steel cable guides to provide lasting durability, even in the busiest environments.
The Leg Press machine features a carriage lockout and gas-assisted foot platform, allowing medical professionals to quickly and easily change or restrict the range of motion to prevent overextension. Integration of band hooks increases exercise variation and training style by introducing elastic resistance to rehabilitation and progression programs.
Glute training is more popular than ever, and you can make your fitness facility stand out by offering a better way to tone muscles and build power while improving hip and core stability. Our smart biomechanics mimic bar hip thrusting without the difficulty and discomfort of using free weights, and a walk-through design makes it easy for anyone to get started. Refined ergonomic details accommodate users of all sizes and ability levels comfortably, while high maximum resistance and elastic band hooks provide options to challenge even elite athletes. Welded design and professional-quality components are engineered and tested to stand up to heavy use in the toughest environments.
For a complete, comfortable way to strengthen the muscles of the upper back and the lats, choose the Diverging Seated Row. Independent diverging movements provide a natural path of motion. Dual-position foot placement makes use comfortable, while an adjustable chest pad with gas shock accommodates users of all sizes.
An Abdominal station features versatile three-position design to focus on abs, obliques and core rotation. It includes an ergonomic back pad for improved range of motion and comfort. This machine helps to exercise your abdominal muscle in a safe way, without putting strain on your neck and back.
Help your people focus on the major muscles of the upper leg with an efficient, comfortable Leg Extension station. The angled seat and back pad encourage full quadriceps contraction, while clearly marked pivot points optimize user alignment. A self-adjusting tibia pad provides comfortable support, and the back pad easily adjusts from a seated position.
There are many more single strength stations to choose from, but these are some of the most popular. Get in contact with one of our commercial account managers to learn more about the most popular single stations.