Functional Training Zones

Fitness Facility Design Concepts

Adapted from the Designing Strength Training Programs and Facilities book
by Michael Boyle

"How well you will be able to design a program will to a great extent depend on the design of your facility. Great ideas are simply great ideas if the logistics of the facility prevent them from being turned into great programs. More importantly, mistakes in choosing equipment are expensive to undo.

"In order to properly equip a facility, a coach or athletic trainer nees to consider usage and subsequent traffic flow. It is clear that the self-contained power area approach yields the greatest weight room usage per square foot. I don't know any coach who thinks that he or she has enough space. With the emphasis on functional training, space has become more important than equipment. This means that equipment must in our current computer-dominated language "multi-task"..."

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