Gyms. Sweat dripping down grey walls. Stale carpet tiles. Broken air conditioning units. Boxy TV screens showing music videos from the ‘90s. Row upon row of slippery, smelly treadmills.
Sound familiar? If your gym is still stuck in the dark ages, it’s time to move on. Research shows that more and more of us are shunning traditional high-street chains in favour of fitness and running groups, or re-considered gyms that place greater emphasis on design and style.
A perfect example of this is the gym recently opened by Adidas at the brand’s office in Herzogenaurach. Décor includes bold, colourful letters, words and numbers, which hold subtle messages and meanings. For example, the number 54 references the year Germany first won the world cup, alongside number 13 worn by prolific goal scorer Gerd Müller.
Time to get back on the (gym) horse?