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Things to Keep in Mind When Designing Fitness Resorts

October 12, 2016

Fitness resorts are becoming more popular, especially those that provide a unique, quality experience. As a developer, you know that a fitness resort should emulate traditional resorts in terms of guest treatment, cleanliness, and overall vacation-like qualities. However, resorts that specialize in fitness should also build from traditional resorts with “a design that invigorates the human spirit.” Take a look at these simple tips and adjustments that will make your resort design shine:

Know Your Client’s Philosophy

Your clients’ philosophy set the scene for your design. Remember: form follows function. Does your client subscribe to the no-nonsense boot camp philosophy or a more natural, relaxing workout? For instance, a yoga studio with a claustrophobic utilitarian design will cause the business to bomb because guests won’t feel relaxed or at ease.

Utilize Natural Light

If guests don’t feel good, they’ll be less likely to fully participate in the resort’s fitness activities. Opening up the fitness resort and letting in natural light will make guests more energetic and happy. Artificial lighting, on the other hand, is less relaxing and can put unnecessary strain on the eyes.

Give Your Building Design a Natural Touch

Fitness is about getting in touch with your physical body. What better way to embrace your natural form than surrounding yourself with nature? Natural materials such as stone, wood, bamboo, and other green products will catch the attention of human senses more than unnatural design components like concrete. This design choice is especially important today since clients are becoming more eco-friendly.

Experiment with Eco-Friendly Design

Many fitness enthusiasts argue that full-body wellness extends to the environment as well. They see that less waste on Earth leads to life longevity and physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Catering to people who prefer eco-friendly design will help your client build the fitness resort they want and attract environmentally conscious guests.

Use Different Flooring for Different Areas

Changing the flooring between rooms can change the overall appearance and feel of each section within the resort. For example, in your reception area, use materials like a stone for a welcoming appearance, and in a workout area, wood. This tactic will help give each room a unique feel based on its function and help clients easily identify which room is which.

Choose the Right Colors

You want your resort to be calming, yet motivating for your guests. Choosing the correct color palette to put in each room will ultimately help decide not only the mood of that room, but the overall mood to show to guests.

For example, to get clients to relax, choose colors like blue or green. To get them energized, bright, warm colors like red or yellow would be the best choice. Choosing the right colors is also a great way to add subtle brand identity throughout the resort.

Separate High and Low Activity Areas

Needless to say, the placement of different exercise areas will affect the overall flow of your client’s fitness resort. A studio for peace and relaxation, such as yoga, should not be placed next to a loud, high-energy room like cardio or weightlifting.

Carefully Choose Dining Area Placement

Fitness is the right combination of physical activity and nutrition. For sanitary reasons, dining areas should be separate from all workout rooms and living areas. Additionally, it should also be placed away from major traffic areas without being too hard to find. This plan encourages guests to make a conscious decision to eat, rather than passing the dining area multiple times a day and picking up a snack.