As exercise routines become more sophisticated, gymnasium planning strategies that generically provide all forms of training the same physical requirements, and therefore can co-exist within the same or similar spaces, become obsolete.
This realization led the YMCA to work with to create a new, dedicated weight training room. The room features not only access to daylight, but also the ability to open up the space to the outdoors. Tall ceilings and an eight-inch slab help with sound attenuation. A dedicated energy recovery ventilator keeps the weight room atmosphere separated from the rest of the facility, increasing overall hygiene and minimizing opportunities for cross-contamination.