Finally, the pandemic seems to be in its waning days. And businesses are beginning to open back up and restore their normal operations. Gyms and athletic clubs are no exception. These are great locations for your healthy vending machines, but the question becomes… what kind of snacks do you stock them with?
Here are some ideas for the best inventory items at gyms and athletic clubs:
Healthy Granola Bars
Protein bars, granola bars, breakfast bars… whatever name they go by, these snacks are perfect for vending machines found in gyms. Not only are they conveniently packaged and perfect for a pre- or post-workout snack, but they also provide the nutrition that athletes are looking for. They’re packed with protein, so they’re great for that extra boost during a workout. The trick is finding healthy bars that don’t contain a lot of processed ingredients and high sugar levels.
Seeds and Nuts
Nuts and seeds are packed with healthy fiber and plenty of protein. Peanuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds are just a few examples. If you can stock your machines with small packages of nuts or seeds, or even trail mix, it’s sure to be a hot seller at local gyms.
Popcorn might not be the first thing you think of when you think of a healthy snack for the gym. But if you do it right, popcorn will be a best-seller from your machine. Low-calorie popcorn is a great option; it’s considered a whole grain and provides plenty of fiber and antioxidants. As long as you steer clear of flavored popcorns, which have a lot of added sugar, or extra-butter versions, it can serve as a healthy and convenient snack, even at the gym.
Dried fruit like bananas or apples is a great option to include in your vending machines at the gym. It’s conveniently packaged, contains plenty of healthy nutrients, and best of all… it tastes delicious. Consider stocking some dried fruit packages in your gym vending machines. Athletes will appreciate it.
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