Can you elaborate more? I’m not sure what do you mean by state of the art? There are hundreds (if not thousands) of clubs and studios around the country (and the world) that have the latest equipment and some of them are built in a way that you’ll never think they are fitness facilities. For example you can check the following gyms and get some ideas:
These are just a few to name. I can provide you with a larger list if you wish, but it all depends as to what you are looking to include in your facility as well as the size and the theme of your business. Also the demographics which you are targeting, the budget and the location (area) of your business are important when designing a facility. One of the above gyms (spark fitness) has a Green theme, meaning is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The Dave Barton gyms are all about looks and image, so their marketing and branding is based around that (including the layout of their gyms). East Bank is considered one of the best gyms in the country and they offer everything under their roof. Equinox have done some great changes in their gyms, their image and style the last few years and it shows in the designing of their gyms and their branding.
There are numerous smaller PT studios that are a state of the art but in much smaller scale. I hope this help with your question.
Hello Catherine Calder,
State of the art means nothing if people do not use it. I was the only one using the anterior tibialis apparatus. I would do a survey to see what the patrons will use and use that as a starting point. You could also go to other facilities at different times of the day, week and year to check out what is most often used. More often than not, the good old standby equipment is still the go to…the new replacement will be modernized. You may enjoy the process by allowing your clients to assist with the decisions, while building a deeper rapport.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
The human body is a state of the art fitness center. Personally, if I had no restrictions on equipment or space, I would have a lot of adjustable cable systems, free weights, a crazy monkey bar set up (insanely complex and bolted down with suspension/elastic hook ups and more), and some type of aquatic set up (like a deep pool/tank, level 4 foot pool/tank, level 3 foot pool/tank). Not just out of the box, but out of this world fitness potential.