Not every fitness facility can start off as a sustainable gym. Whether it comes down to pricing or timing or availability of materials/technology, sometimes going green just isn’t in the cards. But over time many opportunities to gradually transform into a sustainable gym can arise as repairs, renovations, and upgrades are needed.
Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know where to start and the idea of making such a huge switch in addition to running their facility can be overwhelming. That is why SportsArt has created the Ultimate Sustainable Gym Checklist: to provide gym owners with a guide on how to begin the journey towards this transformation for both current and upcoming facilities.
Facilities like Eco Gym (previously known as BeachFit) in the United Kingdom and Sacramento Eco Fitness, California’s first sustainable cycling studio, have benefited greatly from embracing the ideals and practices of a sustainable gym. You can view their success by watching the videos below.
Many members of these gyms left larger facilities out of their personal dedication and investment in bettering the planet. It is the draw of doing one’s part for the environment in addition to embracing a healthier lifestyle that really pushes people to make the change. If you had the option to work out regularly at two equally well-equipped gyms, why wouldn’t you choose the greener option? Members not only feel good about working out but about their contribution to a better world as well. Hearing that their gym is transitioning to a green facility will also maintain, if not increase, present member retention. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
Getting started on the path to a green gym can be daunting, especially if you don’t have the time to do research or even know which sources are credible. Luckily, SportsArt has already taken care of all that research!