Commercial gym fit out

How to Get the Most out of Your Commercial Gym Fit Out

Are you updating your gym or building an entirely new one from scratch? You probably want a high-quality fit-out that’s sure to impress your clients and keep them coming back through your doors each time.

But as important as it is to source the perfect equipment for your gym, there’s more to a full commercial gym fit-out than that.

Setting up your own gym can cost a minimum of around £80,000, a big investment, and so ensuring every part of the fit out process has the necessary attention to detail is vital to building a gym that will generate a great return on your investment. To ensure this happens, it’s a good idea to consider using a full, quality service of design, fit-out and aftercare.

Whether you’re looking to undergo a full new fit-out, or simply want to upgrade a section of your gym, there are a few key aspects to consider- we’ve outlined them below:

  • Sourcing the right equipment
  • Custom design equipment
  • Gym design consultation
  • The service as a whole

If you’re able to check off each of these items, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your vision for the ultimate commercial gym with your own stamp clear for all to see.


Sourcing the best equipment for your commercial gym fit out

Your clients will probably have some pretty big variations in fitness level, and so striking a balance between equipment that will hit your highest performing members hard while supporting the safe development of beginners is key and keeps your space attractive and inclusive for potential new gym members.

When you’re conducting your product research for the best equipment to fit-out your gym, take account of the quality of the materials, customisation options, it’s longevity, and who’s responsible for making it. Sometimes gym equipment that you think is good quality has actually been made on the cheap, usually imported and positioned with a premium price tag, which you’ll only find out later down the line when it’s too late. So when it comes to sourcing your equipment, there’s really no excuse to compromise on the high-quality your members will expect, which is why this level of detail is key.

Our equipment at Anvil Strength & Conditioning is hand made in our UK workshop using only the highest quality British steel from British manufacturers- a great choice if you want uncompromising quality while supporting British-built (and being able to brag about it to your members!).

Our key specialisms include:

  • Racks
  • Rigs
  • Bars
  • Benches
  • Cardio kits
  • Functional
  • Plate loaded kits

To see our full range of options, click here.


What are the benefits of a gym design consultation?

With so much equipment available for new gyms, narrowing down exactly what’s right for your commercial gym fit out and your clients can be half the battle- and investing in the wrong choice isn’t a risk we’d recommend you take.

That’s why a gym design and consultation service is so important to access, it’s the thing to do if you really want to create the gym space you’ve been envisioning.

Some of the key benefits of a design consultation include:

  • Equipment that’s designed around your needs
  • Made to measure
  • Customisation
  • Delivery and installation included
  • World-class customer service and aftercare

At Anvil, we always start with a consultation to identify your goals, requirements and understand your intended gym space before designing bespoke equipment that’s made to measure.


What options are there to customise the equipment design?

Maybe you’ve already got your eye on a few pieces of kit that would be perfect for your gym, but will they really give you the edge over your competition?

Having high-quality equipment in your gym is one thing, but if you can customise it to make it recognisable with your branding, you can keep your social content looking fresh, along with keeping your members happy.

Not convinced? Branding isn’t just about design, it’s also a reflection of the experience you provide, which is why consistent branding is reported to increase revenue by 33%. Just think about it, if a number of your clients with healthy social followings are snapping workout pics with your branded equipment tagged in the background, your brand will be recognisable, boosting audience awareness around your gym.

To help your commercial gym fit out to stand out amongst your competitors, we specialise in custom rig design and fabrication, and provide a number of options to customise, including:

  • 3D rendering
  • Close consultancy
  • Laser cutting and engraving
  • Custom paintwork

Check out what options are available to you here.



The commercial gym fit out of your dreams is much closer than you think. While the sheer amount of options on the market may feel overwhelming as you begin to think about what equipment will best serve your members, with a little personalised direction from industry experts and customisation to make you stand out from the crowd, you and your members will have access to some of the best equipment available.

Ready to get stuck in with your personalised commercial gym fit out? Get in touch to start the process of planning your dream gym today.


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