Facilities Design And Management, Part 5: Additional Considerations On Equipment

Since a weight room should appeal to potential recruits and new coaches, it should look nice. Strength coaches have fought that approach for a long time, thinking that as long as it’s functional, who cares what it looks like? But what I’ve seen recently is a coming together of these two factors, which was perfectly exemplified during my time at the Athletic Performance Center at Northern Illinois University. Not only was it aesthetically pleasing, it was also very functional too, having the capacity to train large groups of athletes at any one time.

Facilities Design And Management, Part 4: Considerations On Equipment

Once available floor space has been determined in your design, together with the available budget for equipment, floor space will define to some degree the type of equipment to be purchased. It must be noted however that financial limitations do not necessarily mean that the quality of the equipment needs to be lessened. All strength and conditioning facilities should have both free and machine weights. The selection of the machine weights should complement the free weight movements and be compatible with your training goals.