Not all gyms have to be emblazoned with primary colors or whitewashed by plain concrete walls. A gym visit can be a pleasant yet energetic and sometimes exalting experience. Light and mirrors, pops of unexpected color, and natural elements like wood make these gyms more than just a place to work out.
Overhead, a dry-wall canopy swoops along the same route as the pathway, spreading out to frame an oculus.
The Mountain View, California, campus of software company Symantec boasts a suitably high-tech fitness center, dubbed SYMfit. A vinyl pictograph indicates the spin room.
The main gym is the size of a football field.
Form follows function in this “gym-scape,” where bold design inspires peak performance.
TEF Design made the gym the single largest space at the clubhouse.
Turquoise walls give the climbing gym a welcoming look within the industrial space.
The Pavilion is a campus hub for meet-ups, study groups, and numerous college organizations in addition to the venue for expected basketball games and workouts.
Black-painted lighting tubes descend from the ceiling, while the studio’s logo glows in white neon like a moon on the exposed brick of the rear wall.
The group fitness studio features floorboards of engineered white oak.