I was recently asked to create a website for a local schools gym as they are soon to open up to the public in the evenings. I had never considered WordPress themes for fitness clubs & gyms before but as my girlfriends works for the school I was forced to offer my services and therefore needed to quickly research the WP themes available for this particular school gym.
Today I would like to bring you a list of the very best WordPress themes for gyms & fitness clubs. I have tried hard to only include the themes that I had actually considered for my own project, but as usual will add more to the list as bigger and better themes are released.
Because WordPress is such a versatile CMS many of the fitness themes listed below offer advanced features such as training schedule management features, calendars, widgets to publicize opening times, as well as other advanced features. All themes are also responsive, and some offer page builder functionality.
There are likely hundreds of fitness centers & gyms in your area, so this is your chance to ensure yours (or your clients) stand out among the crowd.
This WordPress themes initial release was way back in 2012, but has been well maintained and updated often since then. The most recent update being in November of 2014 (at the time of writing).
GymBase offers an advanced drag & drop page builder to help ensure your finished website has only the elements you require for the project.
Other features include; a one click demo importer for an easy start to your design, over 50 page components to use with your page builder, a responsive timetable builder, over 800 fonts, and an esy to use color scheme picker. The theme is also equipped with an advanced options panel to ensure that you get the exact look and feel that you want for your health and fitness website.
This WordPress theme has been built for gyms, and health & fitness centers. It is 100% responsive and offers an advanced visual composer to help you get those page elements exactly as you want them.
In addition GymBoom comes with an advanced built in calendar where it is possible to create recurring events (so you don’t have to change the dates manually for those weekly yoga classes).
The administrators options panel allows for easy customization, including the ability to change the highlight color, font style, slider options in seconds.
With the page customizer you can quickly hide content blocks, change widget settings, and easily change the overall layout with minimal effort.
A new WordPress theme for sports, fitness clubs, and personal trainers that helps you highlight the unique features of your service or gym.
Croma has been designed with one purpose, and that is to put your gym or personal training business on the map. It also allows you to easily add pricing tables, a timetable, information about your trainers, as well as publicize upcoming events.
This particular themes colors can be altered with easy using the simple color picker available in the administrators options panel.
While the theme was originally launched in September of 2013 it has been updated many times to ensure it remains up to date and adheres to all the latest best practices.
The theme itself comes with full PSD files, 50 setup videos, and full customer support via a ticket system.
This WordPress fitness theme is an unbelievably modern example of how a fitness theme should be, which is perhaps surprising since this theme was originally released in 2012. While the author has updated the theme many times since its original launch the basic concept has never altered, and has sold over 2,900 downloads.
A truly modern fitness club and gym theme that offers all the features that you would expect from a top class Themeforest author.
This WordPress theme has been specifically designed for those that specialize in providing classes to their customers. Whether you offer karate, yoga, boxing, or dancing classes this theme will probably be a great fit for your business and help you gain members to your club.
This WordPress theme is ideal for those just starting out with WordPress, and comes with a built in page builder to make altering the layout a simple process for everybody. Full support is also offered via a help desk ticket system should you run into any problems.
The template is fully responsive so can be viewed on any device, and has a built in revolution slider and options. Other features include a class timetable, 1,200 premium icons to choose from, and the ability to easily add a WooCommerce shop to your website.
While this theme is perhaps my least favorite in terms of design that has been added to this list, it is also the final choice that was selected by the schools board when I built the website for their gym, so I felt a need to include it.
The themes features include; unlimited colors, full responsive design, custom post types, and specially designed pages to highlight classes, trainers and the exercise schedule.
While simplistic in its overall homepage layout the theme works well for those looking to promote their health center, spa, gym, or any other sports and activity center.
This powerful theme built specifically for fitness centers & gyms was released in April 2014. The theme boasts numerous advanced features including being fully responsive. The author claims that the theme has also been designed to ensure it performs well in the search engines (a claim that I have no way to verify).
The theme offers an easy to use color picker to ensure that the theme matches your brand, a built in slider, an easy to use class schedule and timetable, and a filterable trainers page. The template also comes fully loaded with 8 custom widgets.
The screenshot below probably does not do this WordPress theme justice! Hercules is a responsive, clean & lightweight theme that has been built using the bootstrap framework.
Perhaps one of the most interesting elements of this theme is the ability to build a single page website, or build a more traditional website with numerous pages.
The template has a functional options panel, which includes the ability to select from an infinite number of colors using a color picker. Also included are over 600 icons from the library of the popular font awesome service.
As far as WordPress themes for gyms go this is arguably one of the most modern available, and comes jam packed with features. Built on the Twitter bootstrap framework GetFit is easy to customize and therefore perfect for either the beginner or advanced WordPress user.
This theme is not just responsive, but is also touch and swipe enabled giving a better all round user experience for those viewing from a tablet or mobile.
The theme is also sold with an advanced admin options panel that allows the user an unbelievable amount of control over the final design.
Also released in 2014 this WordPress theme offers all the features that you would expect from such a modern theme; including a page builder, WPML translation, MailChimp support, and easy color scheme management options.
The design wont suit every gym, but for those looking to build a website for a boxing club, or MMA gym I can see this design suiting you perfectly.
So there we have it, our collection of the very best WordPress themes for gyms, health centers, spas, and even boxing clubs.
It hasn’t been an easy journey as there are many below par themes out there as well. As always we have tried to select only the themes that we believe will not only offer a fabulous design but also offer you the support you need should you require it.
Also, as usual we will ensure that we continue to update this post often, with better and better WordPress fitness themes as they are released. If you know of any themes that you believe should be added to this curated list be sure to leave a comment below. While we may not actually publish your comment, we will be sure to check the recommendation out and potentially add it to the above list.
Thanks for reading, and I wish you luck with your next fitness, or gym website.