Choosing FF&E for a Climbing Gym

FF&E for Climbing Gyms

Climbing gyms have some of the most unique FF&E requirements out there. When building a climbing gym, there are necessary FF&E components you need to consider. Today on the Sports Facilities Management blog we’ll discuss what you’ll need.

Climbing Walls

Obviously, the most important thing you’ll need for your climbing gym is climbing walls. Climbing walls take up a lot of space, so you’ll have to make sure your facility has high enough ceilings to accommodate them. In addition to climbing walls, it’s good to have bouldering areas too. People who are considering joining your gym might be more likely to join if you have various options.

Workout and Training Equipment

Making your climbing gym versatile gives people more reasons to join. It’s a good idea to have more than just climbing and bouldering walls in your gym. Workout and training equipment will be appreciated by your potential members and will help draw in people who only have a passive interest in climbing.

Lounge Areas

Climbing can be a great opportunity for social gatherings. Many people meet friends and form climbing groups at climbing gyms. After a hard workout, they may want to catch their breath or unwind and chat with friends. By providing furniture for lounging, you give your customers a place where they can rest up and relax. This will definitely be an appreciated feature of your gym.

Safety Equipment

When you build a climbing gym, you must ensure you have the proper safety equipment. Make sure you have plenty of belays, harnesses, and all the necessary safety gear and staff training to ensure your patrons can climb safely.

Store Shelves and Displays

You may want to consider selling climbing gear at your climbing gym. It’s often difficult to find climbing shoes at retail locations and most people have to get their gear online. As a climbing gym, you can carry these products and sell them to your patrons. You can even offer discounts for people who sign up for a membership. This will help you drive shoe and equipment sales and membership revenue at the same time.

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If you’re looking to add FF&E to your sports complex or if you’re looking to outsource your staffing and management, choose Sports Facilities Management. We have helped many facilities across the United States reach success, and we can help you do the same. Contact us today for more information and to find out how we can help you.