If you’ve been a member for a while, then you probably know your gym inside and out by now, right? Does it have appealing artwork or even adjustable LED lighting? If you said no, then you might want to consider letting your gym know about installing them!
Across the country, more and more gyms are adding cool additions that make them worth going to. Here are some incoming trends to pay attention to.
1. More Appealing Building Materials
Across the country, more gyms are reclaiming raw materials like wood that meet the certifications of the Forest Stewardship Council. Now only are these products better for the environment, since they’re often recycled, but they make any gym look better, too.
2. Improved Lighting
If you’ve ever thought the lighting at your gym was unflattering, your opinion may soon change. LEDs are becoming the new standard at more gyms, with mood lighting options that can be upped for intense workouts and relaxed for soothing yoga sessions.
3. The Introduction of Virtual Reality
VR has swept the nation, and it may soon too show up in your local gym. There’s already a core-toning machine from Icaros that uses virtual reality technology. There’s also VirZOOM, a spinning experience you can do from the comfort of your home if you own a VR device. Who said your workout had to be the same old, same old everytime?
4. Faster Check-Ins
If you sign up for a class at your gym, it often takes a while to get yourself signed in, to the lockers, and in to the class. Facilities are looking for more convenient and speedier ways to pass groups of people through without everyone waiting to check in, such as tablets that let you sign in digitally. Fortunately, software like Vagaro are ahead of the curb and have already come out with a check-in app for gyms and studios.
5. Lockers That Are Truly Your Own
Normally, when you go to the gym, you have no choice but to grab whichever empty locker you can find. In Bari Studio, Pop Physique, SLT, and Rumble in New York City, that’s no longer the case. Now, gymgoers enter to scented bathrooms and digital lockers that may read a thumbprint for access.
6. Orbs and Other Artwork
At midtown Manhattan’s SoulCycle, orbs were installed in the lobby and other parts of the building so gymgoers could get in touch with their inner soul as they looked into these orbs. That’s a great way to get pumped for a workout!
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