Three Trends in Fitness Center Design

June 12, 2018 | Danielle Browne

Example of energizing paint colors and use of modular fitness equipment to create a welcoming environment in a small, windowless corporate fitness center.

Corporate fitness centers have come a long way. Gone are the days of dark, small spaces tucked away in a basement or parking garage. Most Class A commercial real estate floor plans give substantial space to high-end fitness centers filled with the latest in equipment and design finishes.

Using Customer Satisfaction Surveys to Create a Member-Focused Fitness Center

June 1, 2018 | Danielle Browne

Having an on-site corporate fitness center doesn’t necessarily mean you have a captive audience who will use the facility on a regular basis. What's your member retention strategy?

Much like a commercial facility, you need to nurture your members and provide them with a variety of reasons to regularly use the gym and participate in activities. But how do you know what they want? A customer satisfaction survey is a good place to start.

Staffed vs. Unstaffed Fitness Centers as a Tenant Amenity: Myth vs. Fact

April 3, 2018 | Danielle Browne

If you’re a property manager in a corporate or multi-family residential property and you have a fitness center, do you staff it? Here are the 6 quick myths versus facts.

Is Your Small Fitness Center ADA Accessible?

July 12, 2017 | Danielle Browne

Providing access to people of all abilities should be an important consideration when designing or refreshing your small fitness center. The Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), passed in 1990, did not include fitness centers in its original scope. It’s since been updated to include fitness centers with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

How To Make Your Fitness Center a Valuable Tenant Amenity

June 21, 2017 | Danielle Browne


Construction cranes dot the downtown Seattle landscape as far as the eye can see. Condos, hotels, office and multi-use spaces are being built at a lightning pace. Competition’s tough in the commercial and corporate real estate market these days - what are you doing to keep up?

How to Optimize the Design of Your Small Fitness Center

September 22, 2016 | Danielle Browne


Your fitness center was built as an afterthought. It’s small, filled with random equipment and is not user friendly. You want to expand, but more space is not an option. What do you do?

It's The Little Things When It Comes to Fitness Center Management

June 16, 2016 | Danielle Browne

So you’ve built a fitness center for your property. Tenants are happy. Employees think it’s a great perk. But a month or two in, attendance has dropped. Equipment is dirty or not working, people have started to complain and usage has dropped.

8 Things to Know Before Building a Corporate Fitness Center

December 8, 2015 | Danielle Browne

Your company decides an onsite corporate fitness center should be added as an employee benefits perk and you’ve been tasked with the project. Where do you start? Can you place a treadmill, some free weights and exercise mats in a unused conference room and call it good?