Have you tried working out in an overcrowded studio or a gym with a terrible arrangement of machines and equipment which ruins your workout experience? As a boutique studio owner, you are at risk when your members have a subpar experience at your studio. Hence, the studio interior design is crucial when it comes to motivating your members who are training there. With limited space, it is even more important for boutique studios to fully utilise the amount of space they have. Thus, the key thing to note when building your dream studio is to plan out the details. Here are some important things to note while doing so!

Knowing what your members want 

You would have to evaluate the types of services you want to provide at your studio and remember to have a list of equipment that you want to install. On top of equipment and machines, amenities provided also play a crucial role in determining your members’ experiences in your studio. Thus, developing a detailed space plan would help you in the decision making process. 

Here is a compiled list of designated spaces that you might want to include in your studio:

Gym 

  • Changing rooms with lockers

  • Restroom with shower facilities

  • Members bonding area

  • Counter 

  • Boxing arena

  • Free weight training area

  • Cardio training area

Yoga

  • Changing rooms with lockers

  • Restroom with shower facilities

  • Members bonding area

  • Counter 

  • Versatile practice spaces

Dance 

  • Changing rooms with lockers

  • Restroom with shower facilities

  • Members bonding area

  • Counter 

  • Dance lounge

Boxing and Martial Arts 

  • Changing rooms with lockers

  • Restroom with shower facilities

  • Members bonding area

  • Counter 

  • Boxing arena

  • Training mats area

Choosing your preferred design style

Different interior designers have various strengths and design tastes. Different themes to choose from – modern-contemporary, eclectic, minimalistic, vintage-rustic. Some designers may specialize in kitchen space planning, while others may be better at wardrobe planning or texture coordination. Decide on which aspects of boutique studio you need the most help in, and get a designer that’s strong or experienced in it. Do your research and look through the designer’s portfolio so that you can get a designer who understands your needs. Do not hesitate to get a second opinion!

Deciding on your interior design budget

Budgeting would be one of the top few things on your mind and do note that low prices found on websites are often marketing gimmicks! Thus it is best if you send your floorplan for a direct quotation from the designer. You can gauge your budget from this list of beautiful spaces that we have compiled. But remember to take the floor size of the studio into account as well. Here are some studios and gyms in Singapore that you might be able to take reference from. 

New Heights Dance Studio by Honeycomb design studio 

Cost: $50,000

Area size: 84




FX boxing gym by The Interior Lab

Cost: $50,000 

Area size: 155m²





Wufang Singapore (Martial Arts Studio) by Notion of W 

Cost: $85,000 

Area size: 576m²


Aerial Arts Collective, yoga studio by Tab Gallery 

Cost: $80,000 

Area size: 93m²

With a well-designed studio interior, the next step would be to find a booking solution to grow your tribe! Join us today for a one-stop solution for class scheduling, member engagement, and studio analytics. Clients can book into your classes effortlessly and vibefam automates the waitlist function, also sending out notifications so your clients never miss a class! Even for freelance trainers who do not own a physical space, schedule a product demo with us to see if your growth goals align with how we can help to scale your business. We believe that all dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

This article was written by Lim Wan Qi.

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