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Designing Fitness Centers for Schools and Colleges

January 17, 2018

Conceiving of – and executing on – a world-class fitness center in your high school or college recreational gym space not only ensures the healthy activity of its student body, but the school needs a first-rate fitness facility to help recruit new students while also utilizing it for academic classes and athletic purposes.

Today’s school fitness centers are typically enormous layouts with state-of-the-art equipment for young athletes, including indoor tracks, Pilates studios, sand volleyball courts and golf simulators. Ah, to be a kid again!

The Process of Conception and Design Layout

With your ideas as inspiration, our designers draw on their expertise to create an effective layout within the physical parameters of your student gym space, and surrounding leisure areas. As your design partner, we provide guidance at every stage of the process to help you develop a user-friendly floor plan that utilizes your space efficiently, flows naturally and incorporates the custom equipmenyou’ve always dreamed of.
We design and equip these facilities with only the top of the line fitness equipment brands and facilitate a collaborative design process every step of the way. Whether you want to walk through your mock up or get equipment recommendations, our team is always available to talk.

Carlmont High School Gym


Creating 3-Dimensional Gym Layouts

Using your input from 2D mock ups, our designers use industry-leading software to create a 3D rendering of your high-class fitness space. This final looks as realistic as possible (we customize texture,colors etc.) so you can truly envision how your high school or college gym will look and feel.   

Opti-Fit knows that campus fitness centers, group fitness classes and exercise studios must be attractive, dynamic experiences to remain competitive in today’s higher education marketplace. Reach out today and we’ll help you start.


High school and college fitness centers today are just as important to the student body as a campus library or the science buildings. Let us help identify and customize the most ideal design features for your next custom educational fitness center.