31. 03. 2021
If you run a fitness centre, you will understand the importance of having a place that is welcoming to visitors. If members don’t feel comfortable in your gym, they will go elsewhere – and these days, there are plenty of other gym options.
To help your gym stand out from your competition, a great looking bathroom where people can prep for a big workout, or wind down afterwards, is essential. There are a few reasons why you might consider a renovation, and some great ideas to create a space that people are. Let’s expand on these.
Problem 1: Your Bathrooms Are Falling Apart
Over time, there’s a lot that can happen in a bathroom and some problems needed to be fixed sooner, rather than later. Mould and mildew can create major issues, not only on the foundations but also the health of your gym members. If you have loose tiles, you want to replace them before they cause falls or other issues. If your drains aren’t clearing like they used to – you know it’s time for an upgrade.
Problem 2: Your Bathrooms Look Like A 1989 Catalogue
People go to the gym so they can feel good – and stepping back in time to a gym that’s well outdated isn’t going to cut it. While we’re not saying you need to completely gut the bathrooms and start again, new tiles, glass on the shower doors and a coat of paint will make a huge difference. Remember to keep your bathrooms looking modern and stylish!
Problem 3: You’re Spending Too Much Money On Energy
If you haven’t done everything possible to improve the energy efficiency in your gym, you’re a step behind. By making simple changes, such as replacing the lighting with LED bulbs, adding improved ventilation or installing new windows, you can transform the look of the bathroom, while saving yourself money on energy bills. Showerheads and taps that are water-efficient will also help.
Problem 4: Safety Is A Concern
As a business owner, the last thing you want to do is put people’s health and safety at risk. Most accidents occur in the bathroom and they can be avoided by making simple changes. This could include adding slip-resistant flooring and shower screens, wider doorways and by getting rid of any sharp edges on vanities.
Other Things You Should Do To Beat The Competition
Aside from the problems and solutions mentioned above, there are other things you can also do with your new-look bathroom to stand out from competitors.
Make it accessible. Many gyms don’t provide access for wheelchairs, so make that a point of difference in yours. Your doorway should have 85 centimetres of open space between the beams, which will allow a wheelchair to maneuver through. You should also make sure there is plenty of space inside to turn a chair around, and of course, you want to make sure you have accessible toilets, complete with rails, lower hand basins/ taps and higher seats.
Have plenty of storage/lockers. When people head to the gym, they don’t want to spend every few minutes moving their gear from one piece of equipment to the next. By ensuring you have plenty of storage or locker options, they’ll be able to enjoy their workout more, knowing their personal belongings are in a safe and secure spot.
Add accessories. Many people who go to the gym, head straight to work afterwards. Or they might be finishing off their day with a workout, shower and home for dinner and bed. You want them to feel as comfortable as possible, so adding a few accessories might help. Hairdryers and straighteners are a hit, as well as tampons and deodorant, beard wax and hairspray.
If you need help to renovate your gym, Crystal Bathrooms are the bathroom renovations specialists. Get in touch with our bathroom designers today to discuss your requirements.