Functional training is a combination of several disciplines: gymnastics, cardio and strength training. If you want to find out more, we recommend you read our article about it. (link)
You need to consider the space and sport when kitting out a functional training room. So you have several things to think about when you're planning your functional training space.
The main thing when you're planning a functional training room is covering the three pillars. First of all, you need to decide how much focus you want on each sport at your gym. Let's take a look at the range of equipment you can use for each of these disciplines.
Which cardio equipment
Most gyms have classic cardio equipment such as rowing machines and bikes.
But there's not just one way to do cardio! There are lots of ways to get your heart pumping, including cardio boxing. It involves training in a similar way to boxers.
So you can set up a punch bag stand in your cardio area. You'll give your members a fresh fun-filled way to train.
Which equipment for strength training
Weightlifting is a sport that requires space and a certain amount of equipment. You need things like barbells and weights for your gym to provide this sport. And don’t forget the floor! Good flooring is essential. For example, our soundproof recycled rubber mats are a fantastic solution. They help reduce the sound of weights being dropped and floor vibrations.
You also need a power rack with a bar rig for lifting movements and strength training. We have standard models so users can work on their strength and cardio e.g. our functional training rig. These models are perfect for making the most out of your space.
Which gym equipment
Gymnastics may be "body weight" training but it still requires some equipment. These are things that can be included on a rig or individually.
Bespoke equipment to make the most of your space
If you want to get the most out of your gym and for it to be true to your image, we also provide bespoke products. We'll work with our design office to review your requirements and design the perfect product for your gym.
For any questions or information, please contact our teams. We'll be delighted to answer your questions and help you choose.