Why Recovery Is Essential to Performance

As a commercial fitness facility, it is crucial that you outfit your space with the recovery tools your clients need to lower stress, reduce muscle fatigue, and improve performance. No exercise plan is complete without a recovery component in place. It can affect how well your clients perform during their next workout, which is why recovery should be efficiently planned and executed to achieve results.1

Without recovery, clients may struggle during workouts—not to mention, injury prevention may become more difficult. According to NASM-certified personal trainer Rich Richey, “When you work out, you’re creating microtears in your muscles; when you rest, your body has time to repair those tears, which makes you stronger.”2 With this in mind, kick-start your client’s post-workout rehabilitation with our recovery packages, curated with a variety of massage, compression, and stretching products. 

ELIVATE Recovery Packages 

Our team has created two recovery packages equipped with the essentials you need to keep your client’s recovery plan running smoothly. The Basics Package includes products from leading brands like Proper Living Co., RockTape, Body Sport®, and Trigger Point Performance. The Advanced Package is composed of best-selling recovery essentials from brands like NormaTec, RockTape, Body Sport®, and Proper Living Co. 

Recovery Essentials Your Gym Needs

Foam Rollers

Foam rollers are designed to help develop core stabilization and increase lower body balance. When used as part of a recovery plan, foam rollers can enhance overall body awareness by promoting muscle re-education, restoring normal body movement patterns, motor planning, muscular flexibility, and dynamic strengthening. 

Use a foam roller with rehabilitation and strengthening exercises to help speed up recovery by soothing and stretching out the muscles. This form of self-myofascial release (SMR) should be incorporated into every recovery routine, especially after an intense workout. Try the Body Sport® High Density Foam Roller, which holds up to the most rigorous and demanding foam roller applications. 

Percussive Therapy Devices

Percussive therapy simulates a high-intensity, high-powered massage. By using a percussive therapy device, you can help relieve muscle and joint stiffness or soreness. Many of these percussive therapy devices have different frequencies to choose from, which allows you to offer personalized treatments to clients. 

Use a percussive therapy device to relax a client’s muscles after a strenuous workout, or before working out to help relieve tightness. These devices can be used before, during, or after recovery—making them essential to any workout plan. Try the Proper Living Co. Proper Pistol, which delivers a powerful punch to treatment areas. 

Compression Therapy Devices 

Compression therapy devices are designed with edema reduction in mind, working to increase blood flow to specific areas of the body. By compressing the affected area and stimulating blood flow, more oxygen and nutrients are encouraged to flood the treatment area. Because of this, many compression therapy devices have been utilized as recovery tools. 

Use a compression therapy device that provides targeted relief to a specific part of the body, such as legs, hips, or arms. These devices offer a hassle-free, low maintenance way to deliver Sequential Pulse Technology to muscles and tissues of the affected treatment area. Try the NormaTec Pulse 2.0 Lower Body Recovery System, which is a Bluetooth-enabled compression device that can be controlled by a smartphone. 

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This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, prevent, cure, or mitigate any diseases or conditions. 


1Kawamoto, Jon-Erik. “The 6 Best Ways to Recover From Your Workout.” Men’s Journal, 29 Jan. 2020, https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/the-6-best-ways-to-recover-from-your-workout/.

2Mateo, Ashley. “Working Out Too Much? There’s a Fitness Class to Fix That.” The Cut, 8 May, 2018, https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/recovery-is-the-latest-workout-trend.html.

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