Whether it's a professional team or just a personal workout, smartly designed environments can drastically improve athletic performance – and BUILD IT can help you create and construct your next fitness studio. We'll help you select the right location, construction strategy, space plan, and interior design to bring your vision to life.
Space planning for gym construction.
There's an old rule of thumb that says space planning for gym construction should be divided into quarters – with relatively equal areas dedicated to cardio, machines, weights, and mats. This could very well be the right approach for your gym (especially if you're building towards a more traditional style with plenty of space), but recent trends have also shifted towards smaller, more personalized class-based fitness. The organization of your layout may have a lot more to do with the flow and style of your classes versus members' ability to roam freely.
There's also plenty of areas to consider beyond the main workout space; BUILD IT can design, develop, and construct locker rooms, management offices, film rooms, and physiotherapy areas. It all depends on what kind of experience you're trying to offer. Whatever the case, BUILD IT will help you create an ideal exercise environment that your members and trainers will love.
Choosing the right location for your gym.
First and foremost, you'll need to make sure you have enough space for your gym construction or sports facility construction project. You should always plan for over capacity, so as to ensure comfortable spacing even on your busiest days. Gyms typically attract a high volume of members coming in and out, so you'll want to find a central location with strong parking and/or public transit access. If you're choosing to construct your gym in a shared building, you should avoid being located on floors above residential units due to all the noise and vibrations of weights + treadmills.
Things to consider during gym construction planning.
There are plenty of other unique considerations that go into a gym construction project. Electricity is a big one. All those treadmills and elliptical machines require a significant source of energy (not to mention all the TV screens attached to them) and you'll want to make sure your systems can handle it.
Ventilation is another important consideration for all sports facility construction projects, since you'll have a lot of hard-working (and sweating) people heating up your space. BUILD IT will help you plan for and install an industrial strength HVAC system that ensures your air quality is performance-ready at all times.
And with all that valuable equipment, you'll also want to prioritize security. BUILD IT can help you implement 24/7 monitoring, alarms, and anti-theft detection to protect your facility, members, and their belongings.
Creating a smaller gym.
You don't need a massive space – or even a fitness business – to create an amazing workout room. If you're looking to create your own at-home gym, or integrate a smaller fitness facility into a building like a hotel, BUILD IT can help you design and maximize your space for amazing results.