Cybex has a long history of providing the best possible fitness experience for students
at colleges and universities. We work every day with budget constraints that force
hard choices and have learned a few tips from our customers that help stretch the
student recreation budget.
- Space is almost always an issue. Consider the
duals in the Cybex VR1 line. There are 5 pieces of equipment that provide the
fitness experience of 10 machines. This is not only a space-saver but a savings
in capital expense since the cost of 5 duals is less than 10 individual stations.
- Cybex Capital offer financing
for colleges and universities – not only for Cybex equipment but for other build-out
costs such as mirrors, flooring and lockers.
- Total Access is the Cybex
fitness line designed to be accessible for the physically impaired. This often means
that funding can be available from Adaptive Physical Education budgets and for taxable
institutions, Total Access can qualify for tax credits under The Americans with
Because Cybex Total Access equipment is inclusive for all users and can be mixed/matched
with other pieces of Cybex strength – it all fits together on the same gym floor.
In addition to stretching the student recreation budget, Total Access provides an
opportunity for students who have disabilities to work out together with those who
- Alumni are often called upon when the fitness center is being funded – whether it
is for the college sports program or the student recreation facility. Most alumni
can’t make a donation of the entire center, but could supply the cost of a single
piece of fitness equipment. Cybex will supply a small plaque that can be affixed
to each donated machine which can be labeled with the donor’s name.
- The Cybex customization program is not exactly a budget tip, but reinforcing the
college or university brand is an opportunity that should never be passed up. Having
a fitness center with equipment outfitted with the college colors or even the college
logo is a feature that Cybex is known for.