Senior living communities are spending a lot of time and resources today responding to the consumer's demand for opportunities to live well. We see those responses translated into a variety of services and amenities that speak to wellness, and specifically exercise opportunities and fitness centers are one of the most common wellness elements in senior living. Unfortunately, a lot of communities are still operating with exercise areas that are outdated and less than friendly for residents. But money is tight, and allocating capital for improvements to existing exercise spaces or building brand new fitness centers is not a decision to be made lightly. If you commit to investing in that type of capital improvement, you need to do it right.
Questions about space allocation, design, equipment selection, programming, and liability can be overwhelming.
As you might expect, in my wellness consulting work at retirement communities, I get asked a lot of questions about new construction and rehabbing existing spaces. I've answered some of the most common questions in a blog on the top 5 list of things to avoid when building a fitness center for senior living.Find out more about NIFS consulting services. We can help you bring the best programming, fitness center design and staffing to your community