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Vending Machines for Gyms – What Is Possible?

by | Nov 20, 2019 | Start A Vending Machine Business

Looking to Add Vending Machines to Your Gym?

Gym Vending machines are becoming more and more popular. Fitness centers all over the country are adding vending machines to take care of their customer’s needs. With more and more fitness centers, being open 24 hours, there is no way to stock and sell all the items your customers might need without a vending machine.

My name is Joe Nichols, and I have been going to the gym for the last eight years. When it comes to wants and needs, I always find myself in search of one thing or another. And sometimes, it’s not what you would typically think you would find in a vending machine.

As a vending machine professional and occasional gym rat, here are the many items you can find inside vending machines today.

Drink Vending Machine Items:

  • Gatorade
  • Specialty Water
  • Muscle milk
  • Pre-workout drinks,
  • Protein Shakes
  • After workout drinks

Snack Vending Machine Items For Gyms:

  • Protein bars.
  • Trail mix
  • Candy bars.

Hardware Vending Machine Items:

  • As far as hardware, here are some great items to stock.
  • Locks (for the lockers)
  • Earplugs,
  • Surgical Masks
  • Umbrellas
  • Books

Other Non-traditional Vending Machine Items:

  • Hair Extensions
  • Champaign
  • Caviar
  • Cupcakes
  • T-shirts and lingerie
  • Gold (Yes…Gold)

Payment Systems for Gym Vending Machines:

As for payment systems. I always carry my cell phone and a credit card. With a credit card reader, these machines will accept credit cards and Apple Pay. This machine will accept cash, credit cards, and Apple Pay. The credit card acceptor also has a display to show advertisements or upcoming events. All of this information can be displayed on one 39-inch-wide machine.

As a final note, most items in these machines can be purchased at Sam’s Club or Costco. Each vending machine has a telemetry system that tells you what items are sold out and the amount of money in the machine.

Need help with your gym vending machine options? Check out our vast selection of new vending machines and used vending machines for your business. We can also provide custom graphics for the machines, or you can make up your own. Why not make money and also provide for your customer’s needs? For the perks, call your team at A&M. You can email Barry, Jonathan, Jerry, or Joe, and they are available to help you through the entire process. You can also call them direct at 1-800-713-6217.

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