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Condo and Apartment Managers Need to Consider These Aspects of a Fitness Facility


Man working out on a Life Fitness elliptical

Condo and HOA managers have plenty to keep them busy, and fitness amenity considerations aren’t regularly on the top of the list. However, plenty of residents rely on their daily workouts and fitness facilities often rank high on their desired list of amenities when looking for a place to call home.

When building a new workout facility or upgrading an existing space, it’s important that managers ask a few questions to ensure that the fitness facility meets the needs of residents.

Who are your residents?

Are they primarily empty nesters, or a younger demographic that relies on digital technology? Different demographics may require different equipment mixes. Providing detailed information about your exercisers helps your fitness equipment representative find the perfect equipment for your facility.

What is the competition doing?

The National Multifamily Housing Council says that fitness facilities are among the top three amenities renters look for. Find out what the competition is doing and exceed it. If you concentrate on fitness, create an area that’s better than what other facilities are doing.

What is the goal of your fitness area?

What does your fitness facility need to be for it to work for you residents? Is the goal of a gleaming fitness area to provide a valuable marketing tool for new residents? A fitness amenity can be much more than a simple workout area. It can also be a way to build community among residents.

What level of entertainment do you need to consider?

Exercisers expect connection and they expect entertainment when they work out. Entertainment options are no longer relegated to a single TV in the workout area. Features like TV, internet access and entertainment apps are becoming more integrated into the equipment, especially in upscale facilities. Customizable console screens can even be used to display building events and activities. 

Are you considering the best fitness equipment providers?

Durability should be one of the main considerations when it comes to choosing fitness equipment. Selecting an established provider helps to ensure reliability, but it also means that you’ll have access to the provider’s service team. A fitness center that includes quality equipment is recognized and appreciated by residents.

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