Located in Marrickville NSW, U Personal Training was brought to life by Peter Zafis and the Total Fitouts Surry Hills team. The talented shop fitting team were briefed to create “a clean, focused and robust fitness fit out located in Marrickville, Sydney.”
The owners of the limited membership, one-on-one personal training studio, contacted the Total Fitouts Surry Hills design, shop fitting and project management team to help them build their personalised fitness experience space. They wanted to bring to life their heavily branded, clean, functional, modern vision. The aim was to set new standards for a commercial fitness studio.
The blank industrial space featured brickwork and high, exposed ceilings. The owners wanted to keep the strong industrial influences by retaining the textured brickwork feature walls and accentuate the exposed ceilings with a selection of strong lighting and colour choices.
Peter and the team worked closely with the owners to transform the old warehouse space, located in an industrial hub, into a modern, intimate, fitness fit out. The scope included creating a modern reception area, private amenities, state of art training studio and practical storeroom.
Sections of the walls and ceilings were painted with bold UPT branded bright orange. The eye-popping paint choice was used to add contrast against the dark black exterior, onyx exercise equipment and dark rubber flooring. The UPT brand was cleverly reinforced throughout the space with signage and colours. Specific zones were created for exercise, warm up, storage and waiting to maximise circulation and functionality.Read more: U Personal Training
Total Fitouts Director Peter Zafis says, “The existing industrial building had great bones, and cool industrial features including high ceilings with exposed metal beams and on trend exposed brickwork. Our commercial interior design team worked within the UPT brand guidelines to enhance existing elements whilst making the most of the industrial building’s natural assets. Striking lighting, bespoke carpentry, and acoustic panelling were fitted throughout the commercial fit out to create ambience and improve acoustics. We added functional rubber flooring, which is well suited to any high traffic fitness arena and built bespoke racking and storage systems to assist the business in showcasing their range of modern gym equipment including a high-end hammer strength equipment and customised free weights and accessories. My favourite design element in this moody, memorable fitness fit out was the recovery area, featuring wooden panelling, black walls, pops of orange and cleverly integrated recovery equipment.”
The shop-fitting team built a practical, clean, robust industrial space which maximised the bones of the existing industrial space. The final fitness fit out is the perfect environment for U Personal Training clients to enjoy one-on-one fitness sessions. The addition of a simple yet welcoming reception area, storage, bespoke shelving, clever signage and lighting were fundamental to the success of this commercial fit out. Custom hardwood joinery, feature lighting, oversized brand signage and a monochrome colour palette were essential design elements.
Peter and the Total Fitouts Surry Hills team expertly managed the design, construct and build project, delivering bespoke touches, custom timber joinery, mood lighting and high-end finishes. The result another memorable fitness fit out for the Total Fitouts local team of fit out professionals.