art + community + architecture

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Fitness Center


  1. The human body has 650 muscles.[1]
  2. The only exercise you should hold your breath for is underwater swimming.[2]
  3. The heart is the strongest muscle in the body.[3]
  4. Nearly 50% of all young people ages 12-21 are not vigorously active on a daily basis.[4]
  5. For every pound of muscle gained, the body burns 50 extra calories every day.[5]
  6. Only 13% of men are physically fit.[6]
  7. More than 30% of children ages 6 to 11 are overweight, and over 15% are obese.[7]
  8. On average, a person walks 70,000 miles in their lifetime.[8]
  9. Roughly 4,000 children and teenagers begin smoking every day.[9]
  10. Exercise makes you feel more energized because it releases endorphins into the blood.[10]
  11. Movement in exercise helps relieve stress by producing a relaxation response which serves as a position distraction.[11]


Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Year:    2021

Team:    DAB Architecture
         Accord Interests

The project included the renovation and necessary upgrades to install two a new lobby and locker rooms to an existing 30,000 sf private fitness center located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The existing fitness center included an Olympic size pool, full basketball court, indoor tennis courts, weight training areas and an official size boxing ring.

The current locker rooms were outdated and out of use as well as undersized for the scale of the facility. A full reconfiguration of the interior locker and lease space areas revealed both a generous new space for updated locker rooms as well as an ingenious new internal access control circulation zone between new lease space, locker rooms and entry lobby areas. This allowed one employee to control the entire 30,000 sf facility.

The property owner had been an amateur boxer. We sculpted the new space to reflect his love of sport and also allow encouragement and visual appeal to users of the facility. A new entry to the existing building was developed to match the rebranding strategy for the complex. The project was completed in 2021.

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