How to Design an Amazing Fitness Center in a Small Space

February 21, 2019

If you plan to open a fitness center as a feature of your corporate wellness center, physical therapy center, apartment, or condominium property, there are a number of things you have to plan for with your employees, clients, or residents in mind. Even if you only have 500 square feet to build out your workout space, you’ll have many important decisions to consider. Create a well-conceived and functional design with these tips to help guide you through the process.

Focus on Dual Purpose Equipment

An easy space-saving approach is to invest in versatile equipment that will serve many different purposes. For example, a multi-press machine provides users with three powerful upper body workouts in one system. With other highly popular equipment, like a bench and dumbbells or a TRX strap system, the number of workouts is almost limitless. Everyone will love the versatility of the equipment, while also getting a full workout in.

Consider the Layout

The layout of equipment should be focused on the majority of the people will be using that equipment. Proper equipment flow will increase their performance and reduce congestion. Which makes for a happy and efficient workout!

Opt for Tech-Friendly Features

Cardio equipment is a necessity for any fitness center, no matter the amount of space. If you only have room in your design for one treadmill, one elliptical, and one stationary bike, then make sure they have all the features a modern fitness enthusiast expects. This includes touchscreen functionality and USB ports for convenient smartphone connection and charging.

Emphasize Health, Not Just Fitness

Let’s be honest, most people don’t love working out, but they do love feeling physically and mentally fit. Exercise is just one aspect of wellness, and a successful fitness center is one that understands that. Rather than just providing a place to sweat, make your space a community-oriented one where people can take classes with friends, learn about fitness, and even get some healthy nutrition while they’re at it. Even small details like the colors of the walls and design features like mirrors can add positive energy to the space.

At Geaux Above, LLC, our team has decades of experience in the fitness industry. We provide design and consulting services that help clients get the most out of their floor space while providing a great user experience that keeps people coming back for more. From the selection of equipment to 3D renderings of the space, Geaux Above, LLC gives you all the tools and tips you need to design an amazing fitness center, even with limited square footage. Contact us at 985.352.2051 for a free facility assessment.

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