A fitness center is a safe place for people to take charge of their health.
But a fitness club is only as good as the staff that runs it.
If weights are left all over the place, the locker room is a disaster, and the club is dirty, memberships will dry up.
Providing a safe, clean space to develop your members’ fitness goals takes coordination.
And coordination requires communication.
For the best communication, you need a quality fitness club radio.
This is the number one education resource for fitness club radios on the internet today.
In this resource, we'll walk you through some of the best radio options available to your fitness club so your staff can remain in constant contact with one another.
We’ve outlined three radios below that have great reputations throughout the fitness industry. The selections we’re recommending have a proven track record and have served our fitness club customers well over the years.
If you have questions or needs that we don’t address here, we want to know about it.
Contact Tech Wholesale at 1-888-925-5982 and chat with us a bit about the needs of your club. You could also fill out our online contact form or reach out to us via live chat on this page.
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What do You Need in a Fitness Club Radio?
When you’re trying to improve the effectiveness of your fitness club, you have to ensure that the radio you select is up to the task.
A plain no-name radio off of a discount rack is not going to get the job done. You need a quality name brand radio, such as Motorola or Kenwood. That’s why Tech Wholesale only carries tested and proven name brand devices.
For over 20 years, we’ve worked to bring the benefit of clear and reliable communication to the fitness industry.
Here are some of the features we’ve found work best in a fitness radio:
- Works well indoors. We recommend UHF and Digital Band radios only.
- Clear communication that is free of static
- Privacy functions to protect sensitive communications
- Long battery life
- Rechargeable batteries
- Multiple channels for effective staff segmentation
What are the Best Fitness Club Radios?
Our first fitness club radio is the Motorola DLR1060.
This is a Digital Band radio, which means not only will it work spectacularly indoors, but it also does not come with any pesky FCC license fees. The US government requests that the users of certain UHF and VHF devices pay for licenses to utilize the airways.
The DLR1060 comes with six channels. This allows you to effectively segment your fitness center workforce. You have one channel for the management team, another for the front desk staff, one for personal trainers, another for sales associates, and so on.
This is also a lightweight two way radio, weighing in at just 4.2 ounces. That means it won’t be cumbersome for your staff.
As for range, the DLR1060 comes with a range of 20 floors or 300,000 square feet. This should work for gyms of all sizes.
Privacy wise you’re very covered. This radio uses Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology along with 10,000 privacy codes to keep your internal communications away from non authorized radio users.
There are some beneficial features for this device that gyms will find useful. For starters, you have Page All and Call All Available features in the event of an emergency. Let’s say someone has a heart attack on the cardio floor, you’re able to alert the entire staff all at once.
There is also a Direct Call feature, which gives you the option of contacting one specific user. If someone walks in and wants a tour of the facility, you can contact a sales rep without interrupting others.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery in this device comes with a 14-hour battery life.
This radio also has an Antimicrobial coating on the casing that ensures your staff won’t spread harmful germs or bacteria throughout the gym.
If you think that the Motorola DLR1060 sounds like a good bet for your gym, contact us now for a free personalized quote.
Clear signal, light, and simple
Our next fitness center radio is the Motorola CLS1410.
The first thing you need to know about this device is that it is a UHF Radio, so that means it works well inside.
You have four different channels for staff segmentation. That means you could divide these channels up as management, front desk, sales, and personal training.
Inside, you’re working with a 15 floor range, which should be enough for even the largest gyms in the country.
The radio also never just blurts out a message. You have Audible Call Alerts, which will sound off when a message is incoming.
Setting up your CLS1410 handsets are simple. Thanks to this device’s simplified cloning, you’ll only have to set up one radio and then copy those settings easily onto the rest.
If the Motorola CLS1410 meets the needs of your fitness center, contact us for a free no obligation quote.
Small, Discreet, and Repeater Capable
The last radio on our list is the smallest and most discreet radio out there. It’s the Motorola CLP1040.
This is by far the smallest and lightest radio we have at only 2.38 ounces.
It also includes four channels which you can use to segment your gym’s staff.
The CLP1040 is a UHF device that is intended for indoor use and also works well outside.
This radio has a 10 floor range inside with repeater capability in the event that you need to double that already impressive range.
It comes with a discreet earpiece and belt holster included. This device fits on most uniforms and often goes completely unnoticed by gym members.
The rechargeable li-ion battery that comes with the DLR1040 has a 12-hour lifespan per charge. On top of that, it’s super easy to use thanks to the large central PTT button.
This radio also has Antimicrobial properties to keep the gym a safe and healthy environment.
If you need a lightweight discreet radio that also packs a lot of power, reach out to us right away for a free quote on the Motorola CLP1040.
At a Glance: What's the Difference Between These Radios?
- Light, Powerful, and Cost Effective
- Clear signal, light, and simple
- Small, Discreet, and Repeater Capable
Which Fitness Club Radio Do You Need?
The Best Radio for a Large Fitness Club
If you have a large fitness club, we recommend the Motorola DLR1060.
For starters, it has six channels, which means you can handle a larger staff.
It’s also super lightweight at just over four ounces, so it can be carried around the large gym with ease.
It covers up to 20 floors or a 300,000 square foot range, which should accommodate even the most massive gyms.
The Page All and Call All Available features work well for a huge space, because they give you the ability to reach out to everyone regardless of where they are.
A 14 Hour battery life and Antimicrobial casing round off the list of reasons why this radio is a sure bet for a large fitness center.
If you have a large fitness center, reach out to us right away to get a free quote on the Motorola DLR1060 that is personalized to your specific needs.
The Best Radio for a Small Fitness Club
If you’re running a smaller fitness center, we recommend using the Motorola CLP1040.
Out of all of the devices we sell, this is the smallest, lightest, and most discreet.
It has four channels, which is more than enough to accommodate the average gym workforce.
This UHF device works great indoors and has a range of up to 10 floors, or 20 if you’re using a repeater.
It also comes with a discreet earpiece and belt holster.
If your small gym needs a quality radio, contact us for a free quote on the Motorola CLP1040.
Want to Learn More?
A fitness center is a safe space for its members. It only remains that if communication between team members is spot on.
The heightened productivity and efficiency of your gym will be reflected in your membership sales.
If you have more questions, we want to hear them. Fill out our online form, reach out through the live chat window on this page, or call us at 1-888-925-5982.
If you know what you’re looking for, let us put together a free no obligation quote that is personalized to your specific needs.