People have decided to get their holiday shopping done early this year. This is due largely in part to supply chain issues and consumers taking advantage of what’s on the shelves now while it lasts. We’ll discuss how these current circumstances will affect the weight industry specifically and what to know about buying weight gym equipment this holiday season.
Shoppers Starting Holiday Shopping Early
According to research performed by Inc.com, half of shoppers will be done with their holiday shopping before November 29th. This is not meant to put fear and anxiety into those who utilize the shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday to start shopping. There is still plenty of time before Christmas rolls around. Instead, retailers should be focusing on the customer experience aspect of the difficult shopping climate.
Retailers Limited Due to Supply Chain
Consumers should expect the effects of the supply chain meltdown to include delays in shipping, limited inventory, and possibly higher prices, states The Washington Post. Long lasting effects of covid protocols and labor shortages have contributed to these supply chain issues. For those that have specific, trendy gifts they want to receive in time for Christmas, they should start shopping as early as possible if they haven’t already.
The U.S postal service has also gone through recent changes by lengthening delivery times and increasing shipping costs. Inflation in the cost of raw materials and shipping should make shoppers think about budgeting more for holiday shopping this year than expected in past years. If we’re out of a particular product, it’s typically because restocking has been delayed due to supply chain issues. York Barbell tries to restock popular items as soon as possible for the benefit of our great customer base.
York Barbell Weight Gym Equipment to Jump On
Below we’ve highlighted strength training equipment that is currently available. We have a mixture of dumbbells, weight plates, and pro series weight equipment:
- 300lb Olympic Weight Plate Set – When you combine the classic meat and potatoes York Barbell Olympic Plates with a high-quality North American made steel barbell, you get a weight set that is not only budget friendly but also a classic combination. The 2” York Olympic Weight Plates are simple yet sturdy. These plates do not need all the bells and whistles to get by – just solid muscle building power. This classic set of York Barbell plates can be utilized by beginners or advanced users.
- York Premium PVC Hex Dumbbell – Chrome Ergo Handle – Ideal for any gym but perfect for small spaces due to the lack of a rubber odor, the York Barbell Premium PVC coated dumbbells were developed with York’s enduring standard of performance and function. These dumbbells feature a heavily contoured ergonomic chrome handle with aggressive knurling for a tight grip. The premium PVC coating increases durability, protects flooring and equipment, diminishes noise and is easy to clean. The attractive chrome handle and jet-black dumbbell heads compliment most work out spaces and the hexagonal shape prevents unwanted rolling.
- Pro Series 209 With 205 FI Bench plus 204 Cage Attachment – York’s Pro Series Benches are a favorite among fitness studios and home fitness enthusiasts. The smaller size and lighter weight allow for easy movement during workouts, making it ideal for aerobic classes, residential, apartment and hotel usage. The sturdy construction combined with York’s standards of design give the benches a professional club feel in the comfort of your own home.
Why You Should Give the Gift of Weights This Holiday
One thing that weight lifting does, among many, is bring people together. If there’s someone close to you that would appreciate quality weights as a Christmas gift, you could take advantage of our equipment. Lifting weights with others builds stronger bonds and can act as an accountability booster or sense of motivation to keep going. Giving the gift of weights can also be a sign that you care about that person’s health or well being. If they’ve been talking about changing their lifestyle, a new set of quality weights may be just what they need to get moving in the right direction.
In addition to the confidence and endorphins that weight lifting provides, giving the gift of weights also saves money for the giftee! They can set up their own home gym after you get them started, and no longer have to deal with an expensive, wasted gym membership or a costly commute.
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