Week of January 6, 2020

New Year Resolutions and Gym Design

Happy New Year! This time of year, a lot of people, about 93 percent in fact, make a New Year’s resolution. Exercising more usually tops the list for most popular New Year’s Resolutions. To ring in the New Year, we’re taking a look at some gym and fitness center design ideas to get you inspired to work out in style!

1. Work Out in Style

Inside Paris’s Burgeoning Crop of Chic Gyms, Architectural Digest

With fitness club options cropping up on what seems like every corner, would-be exercisers are becoming more exacting in what they look for from the ideal gym. This list of some of France’s hippest and best-designed fitness centers offer a look at some top gym trends.

2. Less Fuss, More Sweat

Your Friends Wouldn’t Have to Drag You to This Gym, Dwell

Home to both professional athletes and amateurs alike, La Taule training center makes great use of limited space. A lofted space for cardio equipment, a nook for weightlifting, and open floor for everything under the sun (including aerial gymnastics!) make for a versatile and stylish gym design.

3. Designed for Exercise

9 Simply Amazing Gyms, Interior Design

Wide open, industrial gym spaces are in vogue it would seem. If my high school gymnasium is any benchmark, fitness spaces have had high ceilings and metallic beams for a while, but new gyms are really embracing a more urban style.

4. Wellness in the Heart of Manhattan

The Well, Hospitality Design

Your New Year resolution for 2020 might not be about exercise – maybe it’s about reducing stress and being kinder to yourself. This New York spa and wellness center makes use of soothing curves and neutrals to support an overall sense of well-being in its clients.

5. Making Exercise Fun

Faceted structures and colorful holds form climbing walls in Minneapolis bouldering gym, dezeen

It might be a lot easier to keep your 2020 New Year’s resolution if your gym looks fun and exciting like this colorful rock-climbing facility. The fun doesn’t stop at the bouldering area – the changing rooms, welcome desk, and sitting areas carry the whimsical design elements throughout.


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