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4 tips for designing the perfect superyacht gym

4 tips for designing the perfect superyacht gym

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Layout is everything

Leave floor space, like the gym on the deck of Turquoise above

The layout of your superyacht gym is everything – it’s important for safety and stability, it ensures comfort and it boosts your enjoyment of exercising on board.

If you opt for an indoor gym on your luxury yacht, it’s important to consider the overhead height available, especially when incorporating cardio machines. If you’re choosing an outdoor gym, like the one on Turquoise above, you need to consider where the equipment will be stowed when underway. But regardless of whether you have an indoor or outdoor superyacht gym, it's important to be aware that larger pieces must be properly affixed to the floor, and smaller items such as free weights should be housed in custom storage, which will affect the layout of your gym.

You must also be careful to not fill the entire space with equipment; make sure you have adequate floor space for yoga and stretching exercises, as this widens the appeal of the superyacht gym and makes it more useful for everyone on board.

Other layout limitations to consider include access (should this be a private owner’s gym or do you want everyone, counting crew, to use it?), the types of exercise you want to do and the equipment you need. Which brings us to the next point…

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