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Gym Design | Training

The role of exercise in student life

My last post detailed university gym design and discussed how competing student-orientated private gym design ventures might eke out a market. This week I’d like to write a little less practically, to give an impression of the role exercise and fitness play in student life, hoping to give some more abstract ideas around how health […]

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Student-orientated gym design: What’s already out there?

I closed my last blog by suggesting that the trend toward self-contained student residential developments in the North East may open a window for gym design and other aspects of leisure development. I’d like to continue by discussing the fitness spaces available to students in Newcastle and how these are used; these facilities are the […]

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Featured Partner – St George

London’s leading property developer St George PLC creates vibrant new residential and mixed-use developments across the capital, from the stylish new dockside location, Chelsea Creek to vibrant 32-acre riverside development, to Beaufort Park near Hendon, North West London, both of which motive8 has been employed to run and manage on a full-time basis. Their portfolio includes Battersea Reach, the award […]

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A shift in audio visual technology in gyms

As fitness equipment continues to develop as new technologies become available, so too does the Audio Visual (AV) element in the gyms we are designing. A trend we have noticed is that AV is beginning to play an increasingly important role in gym design. The days of four or five wall-mounted TV’s offering gym users […]

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Indoor Gym or Garden Gym?

Having made the decision to install a home gym, the next step is to decide where you’re going to put it. Here are a few considerations to bear in mind that may influence your decision regarding an indoor or garden-based gym space. Space The type of gym you design can depend greatly on the amount and type […]

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Reasons for choosing a residential gym over a private health club

Time. Time is precious and the majority of gym users have already spent enough of it in the daily commute, before venturing back out to travel to and from their local gym. It can turn a one-hour workout into a two-hour trip. Community. A residential gym would have the same people coming and going, all […]

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Gym Design | Marketing

Our 3D Gym Design Rendering Service

Just like buying a house off-plan, many people struggle to visualise what a room could look like once it’s built. That’s why many developers construct show homes, to enable potential purchasers to physically see what the finishes, room layouts and specification will look like. Designing a gym off-plan is no different. Just over 2 years […]

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Can the low cost gym compete with personal training?

Despite the hardship of the recession, business is booming for the new wave of low cost gyms, with many predicting they will double their numbers over the next year. Everybody loves a bargain and the impressive price tag hanging from the high cost health clubs these last two decades has made the fitness facility a […]

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Instant Gratification

When I was younger I was always being chastised for being impatient. I constantly sought instant gratification for my each and every demand, never wanting to wait for what was inevitably worthy waiting for. As I’ve matured over the years I see that, as adults in the working world, we’re not that much different, we […]

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Installing a Corporate Gym: The Benefits Part V

In the penultimate edition of our Corporate Gym Series, we take a look at Personal Training services. Some gym design companies also offer personal training expertise. This means you can have experienced personal trainers provide inductions for the staff, create personalised fitness programmes and/or train members of staff at the facility. They’ll hold an open […]

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