GymWe’ve helped you before with hiring a personal trainer, but we may have gotten ahead of ourselves there. What good is a personal trainer if you don’t have a gym to work in?

Do you have the perfect gym in your head and are looking for the right person to bring your vision to life? Shopping around for and hiring a professional gym designer can be tricky, especially if you’re doing so for the first time. To help make things a little easier on you, we’ve made a checklist of things you should look for in a gym designer that will help you make the right choice.

Here’s Your Gym Designer Checklist

  • Do they have experience with your specific needs? If you’re wanting to build a home gym you don’t want a commercial gym designer, and vice versa. You’re guaranteed to get better results when you choose a designer that specializes in your needs.
  • Do they have access to all the equipment you require? You don’t want someone who can only sell you one type of machine, or someone who only specializes in cardio equipment when you need equipment for strength training as well. Look for someone who can be a one-stop-shop and provide everything you need.
  • Do they only design gyms, or can they actually build them as well? Of course you’ll need help making sure you’re using your space wisely and laying out the gym in a way that works, but the work doesn’t stop there. Make sure your gym designer will also be there to help layout the equipment in real life — not just on your blueprints.
  • Do they have a support team? Finding someone who can design your gym and implement that design is great, but will they be there for you if something goes wrong with your equipment? It’s smart to hire a designer that will be with you from start to finish and beyond.
  • Do they have a portfolio, testimonials, and/or references? Anyone can say they can get the job done, but you should never trust anyone who can’t prove it. Ask any designer you’re considering for these things to get a feel for the quality of their work and an idea of what it’s like to work with them.

We here at Balance Fitness have experience with both commercial and residential gym design, have access to the best equipment on the market, and would love to show you examples of our work. Give us a call in San Mateo at (650) 348-1259 or Santa Clara (408) 244-3010, or even schedule a consultation online — we’d love to hear your vision and help bring your dream gym to life.

Have a healthy month!