The average gym charges $1, 200 a year. In exchange, you receive a cookie-cutter approach to fitness that’s designed for the average gym-goer. The problem is that there is no such thing as an average gym-goer. Everybody and business is different. If you’re tired of being treated as though you’re average, Opti-Fit is the rare unicorn you’ve been searching for. We design every fitness space uniquely for your home and fitness needs. Our team specializes in gym design on a commercial and residential level. Maybe you have no space limitations to speak of. Maybe you’re trying to squeeze your fitness experience into a small corner of your home. Maybe you’re a brand behemoth who’s building a gym for your staff. Whatever niche you fit into, we have the goods to turn that tired body into a veritable Adonis or Athena.
How it Works
Opti-Fit is fueled by the brilliant minds of our exceptional wellness consultants. They’ve gained the wide skill-set required to offer a holistic approach to your exercise needs. Their goal? To reduce your costs, improve your training efficiency, and make sure you have the time of your life while you sweat your way to wellness. The gyms we design are built around a precise exercise program that borrows from a broad range of disciplines. We do more than merely design training spaces. We create a design for a healthier life, and your fitness is our directive.
A functional training center isn’t necessarily a motivating one. Fitness design needs to inspire work-shy beginners as they turn daily activities into permanent habits. Our spaces beg to be enjoyed, even on those grey, idle days. We put as much work into creating vital aesthetics as we do efficient floorplans. You can’t create a beautiful diamond when you focus on only one facet, and the same is true of gyms. We sculpt unique, multidisciplinary centers that incorporate the most powerful modalities in the industry.
Before we get down to the business of building, we make sure you have a realistic impression of our goals, so we provide a 360 degree, three-dimensional walk-through replete with photo-realistic renderings before we introduce the first yoga mat. Our skills extend to project management, which means you receive a hands-free design experience. We think your energy is better spent on crunches than it is on scheduling.
More than Residential
The skills required to build an in-house employee fitness center are worlds away from those needed to create a functional home gym. We’ve designed spaces for every industry, from hotels and offices to apartments and universities. We’ve even managed the demanding health club niche. No space is too big, small, or unusual for us. We marvel in the oddities of our work. Uniqueness is our specialty, after all.
We understand that spaces in the commercial sector need to be client-centric and communicate a powerful brand image. We know home gyms require a gentle learning curve to push their users in the right direction, so we use digital technology to teach our private clients how to use their new equipment. We’re an end-to-end provider who guides fitness enthusiasts from their first squat to their heaviest barbel. We’ll even make sure you have plenty of beauty to look at while you undertake that journey, and we’re not just talking about the body you’ll see in the mirror a year from now. Our interior décor approach is as considered as our equipment. We’ll make sure you have the hottest sport flooring and accessories on the market for one reason: you deserve it.
The health and fitness club industry is seeing exponential growth across all areas- from the number of fitness facilities to the revenue generated and consumer growth. In a report published by Statistica, the global health and fitness club industry was worth over $ 87 billion in 2017, up from $67 billion in 2009. Similarly, the number of fitness center memberships will continue rising. This upward trajectory is set to carry on as more consumers place value on their well-being, which means fitness investments will keep booming. However, facilities designed with the user in mind will enjoy a larger market share and client satisfaction and retention.
Investing in a professional design before setting up your fitness facility is one of the most effective ways to ensure high usage and efficient traffic flow. Read ahead to learn exactly how a great design contributes to the success of your fitness facility.
Visualize your project in 2D and 3D
Creating an ideal fitness training space requires you to work with professionals who can turn your vision into reality. It all starts with creating top-down 2D and 3D designs that simulate your complete project. This allows you to visualize how the facility will look like before embarking on the actual construction and equipment ordering. At this stage, you can redesign or make changes to the existing layout until it meets your requirements. With high-quality 2D and 3D designs in place, you’ll have an easier time executing your plan.
Use space efficiently and improve client flow
It is vital for fitness facilities to maintain a clear, well-structured, and organized space. Professional design ensures proper use of space such that users are comfortable and have plenty of room for training. In an ideal design, all unnecessary items such as cupboards are moved to provide more floor space. The available space is then creatively used for essentials such as storage and wipes, water coolers, weight racks, and other vital accessories and equipment.
Good designs also take into account how typical workout routines function. With this in mind, you can arrange training equipment and accessories in a way that facilitates most activities, thus making it easier for users to move through their workout sessions. The bottom line is setting up the facility in a way that feels less cluttered so that users can freely move around while avoiding lines forming at certain equipment.
Determine where to place equipment
Getting the most out of your available space is all about considering how the facility’s design impacts user experience. For this reason, ease of use and accessibility should always be the hallmark when laying out the equipment. A good idea would be categorizing equipment by type – such that specific sections of the facility are dedicated to weightlifting, cardio exercising, group training, mobility/stretching, or any other kind of workout. It makes sense if all cardio machines are placed together or if dumbbells are kept close to the free weight machines. This demonstrates how investing in a professional design for your project can help create the ideal training environment- safe, comfortable, high-performing, and motivating.
Electrical and WiFi needs
Modern fitness facilities have now stepped up their game from the traditional “warehouse feel” to designing for user satisfaction. One such trend is the increased adoption of self-powered training equipment, which is great for the logistics and overall safety of the users. Despite these advancements, electrical needs are still required in most fitness centers. While most gym owners tend to overlook this point in their planning stage, a professional design will take into account all mechanical, electrical, and internetrequirements. This includes planning power outlets for your training equipment, WiFi, visuals, audio, and any other accessories that require power within the facility.
Is your equipment meeting ADA requirements?
A fundamental requirement for all fitness training centers is to remove all barriers that may limit accessibility by people with disabilities. ADA compliance in a fitness facility covers all structural domains like parking, exterior entrances, elevators, doors, bathrooms, locker rooms, customer service desk, accessibility around training equipment, and all building accessories. Professional designs take into account ADA guidelines and standards for fitness facilities pertaining to equipment set-up and installation. Adhering to these regulations is a way of helping safeguarding your facility against future liability.
Summing it up
Investing in a professional design will have much positive impact on your fitness facility. If people are satisfied with the space they are in, there’s a much better chance for them to stick to their exercise routines. This will lead to the advancement of the facility’s overall status and higher client retention, thus helping your business achieve continuous growth and success.