Architects Broke a Sweat Designing These 13 Striking Gyms & Fitness Facilities

REBEL Gym by Studio C102

Located inside London’s Broadgate Circle, this 8,500-square-foot luxury gym takes a previous storage space and transforms it into a fitness center with a dark and moody nightclub feel. Studio C102 says they took inspiration from contemporary art and cutting edge retail design rather than the fitness center for an out-of-the-box result.

IncluSports Gym for Athletes with Disabilities

Sometimes, simple is better. That’s the case at the Inclusport gym by Serrano y Baquero, which offers a versatile floor plan for a variety of activities specifically tailored to athletes with physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities. This modern accessible gym by Serrano + Baquero features black vinyl flooring with overlapping markings that work for various sports, as well as a feature that’s so inexpensive, so low-tech and yet so perfect for this purpose: translucent curtains for privacy and a sense of enclosure for those who need it.

Le Nuage Fitness & Wellness Center in Montpellier, France by Philip Starcke

A fitness center in France gets a striking transparent exterior from Philippe Starck, who’s best known for his furniture, product design and interior design. The bubbly texture of the facade distorts views of the gym’s interior from outside and strategically allows natural light into the interiors, which are accented with typographic murals.

Adidas Gym Graphics by Buro Uebele

Bright, oversized graphics bring bold colors and patterns into the Adidas gym at the company’s offices in Germany. Designed by Büro Uebele, the appliqués serve as the main decorative element of every room, some offering up motivational words like ‘power,’ ‘faster’ and ‘lift up’ to those working out nearby, others representing the jersey numbers of famous athletes.