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What are the best fans for gyms (and other fitness facilities)?


Large HVLS gym fans raise the standard


Stay cool while you sweat


When it comes to gyms, fitness centres and other recreational facilities, the importance of airflow cannot be overstated. Maintaining a comfortable, even environment in the gym is essential. Given the seasonal variations in temperature, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain the ideal temperature throughout the year. Overheating can easily lead to heat exhaustion and other temperature-related illnesses. And, simply put, an uncomfortable environment can be a reason why a client decides to leave a health club for good.

Air circulation can also benefit health clubs in other ways. Proper airflow will dramatically increase the rate at which moisture evaporates and can reduce unpleasant odors (both of which are all too common in gyms and leisure facilities). Air circulation can reduce the spread of illness in a facility, a phenomenon known as "sick building syndrome".

Installing ceiling fans is an effective and cost-saving way to make your facility safer, healthier and more comfortable. There are a number of things to consider when deciding between different fan options. The size of the building, number of users and overall style are all important factors. Which fan is best for your facility?  


High volume, low speed fans


Depending on the size of your health club or leisure facility, High-Volume, Low-Speed (HVLS) fans may be the perfect option. HVLS fans are LARGE, ranging from 10 to 24 feet in diameter. These fans generate tremendous airflow and circulation throughout your facility. HVLS fans spin at a lower speed than standard residential ceiling fans, but their size means they move a high volume of air, effectively destratifying the air in your facility.

HVLS fans produce a perceived cooling effect, which means that the environment in your health club or leisure centre will feel significantly cooler to visitors and staff. These fans will also reduce the effects of humidity in the environment by increasing the rate of evaporation.