New Ultimate Guide: Must Have Fitness Equipment For Personal Trainers

Whether you’re the type of trainer that likes to show off the latest fitness tech or the type that trains clients mostly through calisthenics at the park, there’s no denying that every trainer needs at least few pieces of essential equipment in their arsenal.

From measuring a client’s body fat to timing their 40 yard dash, there are simply a number of tools that will make your job easier but also make the client’s experience and results that much better.

The guide below is incredibly comprehensive, but if you’d like to add to it or have any suggestions – be sure to drop a note and let us know.

Body Composition Measurement & Assessment Tools

Resistance Training Equipment

Skinfold Caliper / Body Fat Caliper

Skinfold calipers look like a claw or pincher with an attached measuring scale. While there is a slight a learning curve associated with using skinfold calipers, they do offer the easiest and most accurate way to calculate an individual’s body fat levels. Most assessments will include a pinch test at 3, 5 or 7 different body parts, after which each measurement is plugged into a corresponding equation to calculate body fat percentage.

Known for it’s accuracy, the Lange Skinfold Caliper  is the de facto industry standard and is widely used in schools, fitness centers and medical facilities. Its high quality comes with a price premium, but when you’re a health and fitness professional, accuracy means everything. You want to be sure you are providing your clients with the best possible skinfold readings to measure their ongoing progress. The Lange Skinfold Caliper is made of durable metal, is spring loaded to ensure accurate readings by applying constant pressure and comes with a padded hard case, calibration block and instruction booklet.

Electronic Body Fat Analyzer

Skinfold calipers look like a claw or pincher with an attached measuring scale. While there is a slight a learning curve associated with using skinfold calipers, they do offer the easiest and most accurate way to calculate an individual’s body fat levels. Most assessments will include a pinch test at 3, 5 or 7 different body parts, after which each measurement is plugged into a corresponding equation to calculate body fat percentage.

Known for it’s accuracy, the Lange Skinfold Caliper  is the de facto industry standard and is widely used in schools, fitness centers and medical facilities. Its high quality comes with a price premium, but when you’re a health and fitness professional, accuracy means everything. You want to be sure you are providing your clients with the best possible skinfold readings to measure their ongoing progress. The Lange Skinfold Caliper is made of durable metal, is spring loaded to ensure accurate readings by applying constant pressure and comes with a padded hard case, calibration block and instruction booklet.

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