Ladies’ Fitness Center Interior Design
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Interior Design and Decoration
Date: February 2018
As women all over the world embrace healthier lifestyles, the trend has also caught on in the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi women have up until recently been restricted in the options available to help them stay fit through exercise. In an effort to encourage women to adopt a healthier way of living, the Saudi authorities have recently granted permits to open up ladies’ fitness centers across the country.
The overall design aesthetic of this ladies’ fitness center interior design in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is reflected in the cool, minimalist vibe of the reception area. Lighting plays a key role: the custom-designed entrance chandelier is a modern adaptation of the traditional chandelier. Strips of LED light mirror the strips on the wall and are encased in a glass shell. Stylish furniture is deliberately kept to a minimum.
The waiting area is chic and luxurious. The grey hues of the shiny metal wall panels and matt concrete contrast with the bold colors of the furniture, creating a fresh, energetic atmosphere. Directional strip lighting on the floors leads visitors into the rest of the gym and is a design element used throughout the ladies’ fitness center interior design.
Bold colors characterize the cross-fit training areas. Bright hues of pink, purple, blue and green are used to motivate members to work out. Floor to ceiling glass panels add to the feeling of spaciousness and create a bright, energetic work-out area. The transparent wall panels allow visual access to the adjacent hall and fit bar, enhancing the lightness and spaciousness of the area.
The yoga and pilates area is distinctly feminine with pink being the dominating color. The design invokes a feeling of harmony and movement. The introduction of the wooden wall element strikes a balance with the grey walls and dark flooring.
The ladies’ fitness center interior design artfully plays with the effect of light and color to create distinct moods in each area. The group exercise room uses the dual green and pink colors to invoke enthusiasm and inspire gym goers to work out hard.
Glass and mirrors reflect light making the gym look airy, bright and spacious. LED strip lighting on the floor is reminiscent of a running track and is mirrored on the ceiling. Clever design utilizes the structural columns by wrapping them with storage shelving and mirrors. This creates storage for towels and water bottles and also extra mirrored surfaces for those working out.
The locker room follows the aesthetic of the rest of the ladies’ fitness center interior design. The lockers are brightly colored in pink with bold green benches. The entire space is designed to get gym goers in an energetic mood prior to their work out.
Cool blue is used to mirror the surface of water in the pool area. White tiles and marble, with dark piping, add a sense of luxury and are soothing to the eye. Black walls provide a contrasting backdrop for the blue and white design elements. The dark ceiling with LED lights gives the impression of swimming under a starry night sky.
The relaxing area is equipped with dark floor mats and ceiling to help the mind focus and relax. Distractions are kept to a minimum; bold colors reflect movement and reaction, engaging the mind in a state of active relaxation. Purple is the predominant color used as it is believed to improve brain efficiency and response time.
Light and color are creatively manipulated to create energy and movement in the cycling room. Colored strips of LED light are the only source of light in an otherwise dark room. Polished, mirrored surfaces reflect light and enable cyclists to monitor themselves while exercising. Cylindrical, colored LED lamps mounted on the walls are reflected in the polished floor and enhance the flow of energy that is tangible within the space.
Adjacent to the waiting lounge, the café utilizes the same style and concept as the rest of the ladies’ fitness center interior design. White marble used for the reception counter adds a touch of style and luxury. A luminous box suspended above the counter is meant to display the logo of the fitness center. Bold purple is used for a small bar counter where gym goers can grab healthy snacks before or after their work out.
Tasteful use of light and materials serve to add an energetic and stylish vibe to his ladies’ fitness design center.