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Product innovation

The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio

Overall, the most important thing to consider when designing a studio is how the space will be used.
– Danny Armsby, business development director for EXF.

The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym. While most studios look reasonably similar, it’s important to think about the type of classes on your timetable and what classes you might want to run in the future. That way, you can design a space which is purpose-built for multiple activities.

Here are a few important things to consider when designing a studio.

Smart storage

One of the biggest complaints gyms get is overcrowding in the studios. Create as much space as possible with smart storage solutions to store kit when not in use. At EXF, we can even create storage solutions that transform into a usable piece of kit. For example, a stack of 25 steps can be screened off with a branded wall ball. You could even consider incorporating Swedish ladders so that your studio can quickly evolve to be used for smaller group training or as a PT studio. Be creative. Storage doesn’t need to be boring.

Also, it may sound dull, but clear labels can help keep your studio looking neat, tidy and spacious. When people know where to put things, it allows instructors to spend less time sorting and organising kit.

Bespoke branding

Blank walls are boring. Make the space pop with bespoke design features that tie into your brand voice. Even better, make those branded walls functional. Add anchor points for more kit or incorporate a wall ball and rebound targets. There’s no reason why it can’t look great and be functional too.

Functional flooring

Flooring is more than decorative - it is instrumental in enhancing the functionality and safety of the space. While most studios opt for wooden sprung flooring, many are starting to consider rubberising the studio floor because it is hard-wearing, easy to clean and opens the space up for a larger variety of activity. Other materials like vinyl, latex, turf and functional carpets can also be considered if it matches with the way in which you want your studio to be used. Remember: you can’t chuck slam balls onto a sprung floor, so if you envision this sort of workout on your timetable, pick a floor to match.

“Overall, the most important thing to consider when designing a studio is how the space will be used. Make sure you have an open line of communication between you, the studio managers and your supplier. Most of all, have an open mind for how your studio will work now and in the future,” says Danny Armsby, business development director for EXF.

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EXF Fitness

EXF design and manufacture equipment from their UK base in Suffolk.

EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t stock ‘standard’ sizes as everything is produced to a bespoke design. 25 years of experience means they can create high-quality fitness experiences in even the most challenging of spaces, providing everything from the flooring, to the equipment, to the storage.

Without these limits and restrictions, EXF are able to create the most exciting and innovative workout experiences in fitness; their work can be seen in Gymbox, Ministry Does Fitness and Mob45 to name a few.

The in-house installation team is able to work with the utmost flexibility to suit any schedule. EXF believe wholeheartedly in premium quality and offer unrivalled guarantees to give you complete piece of mind. The flooring products all confirm to EN standards.

EXF is also a truly British manufacturing option for any company currently producing their products abroad and their innovative ideas often mean they can produce products locally for the same or less cost without a dip in quality.

Address
Brook Farm, Stoney Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, IP13 6RB, UK
Telephone
+44 (0) 1473 735 115
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
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Product innovation

The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio

Overall, the most important thing to consider when designing a studio is how the space will be used.
– Danny Armsby, business development director for EXF.

The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym. While most studios look reasonably similar, it’s important to think about the type of classes on your timetable and what classes you might want to run in the future. That way, you can design a space which is purpose-built for multiple activities.

Here are a few important things to consider when designing a studio.

Smart storage

One of the biggest complaints gyms get is overcrowding in the studios. Create as much space as possible with smart storage solutions to store kit when not in use. At EXF, we can even create storage solutions that transform into a usable piece of kit. For example, a stack of 25 steps can be screened off with a branded wall ball. You could even consider incorporating Swedish ladders so that your studio can quickly evolve to be used for smaller group training or as a PT studio. Be creative. Storage doesn’t need to be boring.

Also, it may sound dull, but clear labels can help keep your studio looking neat, tidy and spacious. When people know where to put things, it allows instructors to spend less time sorting and organising kit.

Bespoke branding

Blank walls are boring. Make the space pop with bespoke design features that tie into your brand voice. Even better, make those branded walls functional. Add anchor points for more kit or incorporate a wall ball and rebound targets. There’s no reason why it can’t look great and be functional too.

Functional flooring

Flooring is more than decorative - it is instrumental in enhancing the functionality and safety of the space. While most studios opt for wooden sprung flooring, many are starting to consider rubberising the studio floor because it is hard-wearing, easy to clean and opens the space up for a larger variety of activity. Other materials like vinyl, latex, turf and functional carpets can also be considered if it matches with the way in which you want your studio to be used. Remember: you can’t chuck slam balls onto a sprung floor, so if you envision this sort of workout on your timetable, pick a floor to match.

“Overall, the most important thing to consider when designing a studio is how the space will be used. Make sure you have an open line of communication between you, the studio managers and your supplier. Most of all, have an open mind for how your studio will work now and in the future,” says Danny Armsby, business development director for EXF.

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Company Details
EXF Fitness

EXF design and manufacture equipment from their UK base in Suffolk.

EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t stock ‘standard’ sizes as everything is produced to a bespoke design. 25 years of experience means they can create high-quality fitness experiences in even the most challenging of spaces, providing everything from the flooring, to the equipment, to the storage.

Without these limits and restrictions, EXF are able to create the most exciting and innovative workout experiences in fitness; their work can be seen in Gymbox, Ministry Does Fitness and Mob45 to name a few.

The in-house installation team is able to work with the utmost flexibility to suit any schedule. EXF believe wholeheartedly in premium quality and offer unrivalled guarantees to give you complete piece of mind. The flooring products all confirm to EN standards.

EXF is also a truly British manufacturing option for any company currently producing their products abroad and their innovative ideas often mean they can produce products locally for the same or less cost without a dip in quality.

Address
Brook Farm, Stoney Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, IP13 6RB, UK
Telephone
+44 (0) 1473 735 115
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
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Technogym has been appointed as the official fitness equipment supplier to Newcastle University. The deal
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Power Plate, the global leader in Whole Body Vibration Training equipment for 20 years, has
Jordan Fitness has long been recognised across the industry for its premium-quality gym equipment, and
Nautilus, a strength training brand owned by Core Health & Fitness, has created an award
To celebrate its ninth year at the Independent Hotel Show (IHS) Crown Sports Locker will
ClassPass has launched an out-of-home (OOH) and digital campaign celebrating the stories of its instructors
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