Gym Design: Why Health Clubs Will be Better Than Ever Post-COVID
Facility Interior Design
Gym design will reach new levels of “environmental psychology “creating spaces that make the club experience inspirational and enjoyable. Spaciousness will be appreciated more than ever. The creative process of using a variety of materials, finishes, architectural features, natural elements, music, colors, and lighting will become even more of an “art and science.”
Because of the pandemic clubs will be cleaner and safer than ever. Many of the practices incorporated for sanitation and cleaning are the norm for most fitness centers.
Technology and Programming
Clubs will incorporate more than ever digital technology, virtual fitness, mechanical systems, fitness programming, and tracking.
Fitness programming and health options will reach greater levels of conditioning and “user-friendly” effectiveness. Mind-body programming will expand offering better solutions to mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Virtual fitness has become a new norm for clubs as part of their offerings. Members have grown to like the option of exercising at home and this will not be an “add on” but an actual separate brand for clubs wanting to excel at virtual fitness just as they do with fitness in the club.
More gyms will have cleaner air than ever before with HEPA air filters and UV-C irradiation lights added to advanced HVAC systems. Clubs will be built with more antimicrobial materials than ever before.
Health clubs will take bigger steps in aligning with the medical community and furthering the principle of “exercise is good medicine.”