The pool isn’t just about swimming anymore. A multi-family environment can introduce new amenities into the community by turning the pool into an aquatic gym. Water workouts are trending right now and promise to be something that will turn potential residents’ heads.

Flow Motion

They said it couldn’t be done. They were wrong. Make your next community yoga class one that happens in the pool with Flow Motion fitness mats. They are inflatable and easy to store. When in the water, the mat is stable enough to allow residents to workout doing sit-ups, yoga poses — whatever you would normally do on a yoga mat. FlowMotion also comes with teacher training and certifications as well as programs like:

Floaty fun while you exercise.

Spin Class in the Pool

Aquacycling is the newest water-based fitness craze. It takes the low-impact benefit of bike riding and adds the resistance that comes with moving underwater. The combination is a workout that is easy on the joints and won’t leave you with sore muscles the next day.

Water Workout Tools

Both the mat and the bike are an investment that any residential complex will find beneficial but if you were thinking about something smaller then water resistance training tools are a cost-effective option. Think kettlebell that goes in the pool. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For instance, the Push Plate by Speedo is an all-in-one workout tool that uses water resistance to build muscle. Speedo also offers the Hydroshredder that channels the water to provide the most resistance. You put one on each hand and push to turn the water into weights.


Of course, you could go old-school and offer Aquatic classes to the community. Aquatics is simply exercising in the water. Residents can learn to do everything from water walk to water dance. Aquatics is a good cardio workout that also uses water resistance to safely tone muscles. Today’s apartment dweller wants more, so put that pool to work and add more fitness options to your amenities.

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Major fitness industry trends are starting to creep into multi-family properties as well. In 2019 apartment and other multi-family complexes will be looked upon to continue offering bigger and better amenities. Residents will be looking for yoga classes, group workouts, new technology, and more.

A late 2018 fitness trends survey issued by the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP) shows the following as significant fitness trends all over the world. The image below shows what fitness center users around the world are looking for these days.

Image from: The Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018

The Building and Construction Network noted in a post that high paying residents are no longer seeking the traditional fitness center any longer. Residents are willing to pay up to have the whole boutique fitness experience of their choice at their place of residence.

This means that property owners want to get a good handle on the demographics of the residents they attract in order to supply them with the experiences that they are looking for at home. Major fitness trends for multi-family properties in 2019 are:

2019 is going to be all about specializing your fitness and wellness amenities. One easy way to start getting a handle on this new trend is to create a community around the fitness center, get people involved in group activities and even meal planning.

If you do not have the space or extra budget to build whole new rooms and hire staff, you can use commercial applications that are available, look to marketing companies to help you reestablish your fitness center vision, or you can enlist help from personal trainers looking for clients. There are many ways to go about updating and following the new trends.

A first great step is to create your community through social media. If you do not have anything like this in place, seek out professional guidance. Hiring someone to help build an online community will help you to create the experience that new, higher paying tenants are looking for.