How to design a gym layout

Are you thinking of starting a new gym or redesigning your existing one? If so, you’ll need to put some thought into the layout and design. 

The health and fitness industry is big business, and with more people joining their local gym to stay in peak physical condition, it’s important that a well-designed gym not only looks good, but also functions well, making it more enjoyable and effective for both employees and customers alike.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when designing your gym layout:


Flexible spaces 

First, consider the overall size and shape of the space. You’ll need to design a gym layout that is both flexible and practical, taking into account the different requirements of your employees and customers. 

For example, there should be enough room for your equipment and a clear separation between different areas for cardio, free weights, stretching and machines. Changing rooms, staff rooms, and space for water coolers are also worth considering when developing your fitness facility. 


Equipment arrangement 

Second, think about how you want to arrange your equipment as this can have a big impact on both the look and function of your gym. 

You’ll want to create a logical flow that makes it easy for people to move around the space, whilst being comfortable in using a variety of training tools that are easily accessible. Optimising your space is key and shows potential customers that your establishment is considerate and trustworthy. 



Third, pay attention to the details. The atmosphere of your gym can also play a role in its overall design and how enjoyable people find it when it comes to retaining members. 

You’ll want to create an environment that is both welcoming and inspiring, with a colour scheme that represents power like orange, or blue for relaxation with plenty of natural light, ventilation. Think about the acoustics as well, making sure that the noise level is comfortable and doesn’t distract gym goers during their workout. 


By following these tips, you can design a gym layout that looks great and works well for everyone involved.


Gym fit out specialists

hebs Group has unrivalled experience in gyms & fitness facilities, working previously as principle fit out contractors for Pure Gym with an innovative approach to design and construction that creates as much repeat custom as possible for your facility. 

Call us on 0151 2360707 and tell us more about your next project. 


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