Building a successful fitness club, gym or personal training business today means having a strong on line presence. Choosing the right theme means selecting one that provides complete functionality right out of the box – scheduling, training schedules, video and gallery hosting and more.
Luckily, I have done the work for you. I just test-drove 5 of the best premium WP themes built specifically for gyms and fitness, and featured them here. Depending on the needs of your business, I am sure that one of these will be the perfect theme for you.
The Top WordPress Fitness and Gym Themes
Gameplan is an awesome theme developed specifically for the gym and athletic event sector. They have a top dedicated support team (through Ticksy) to help in setup, the theme comes with demo content so you can just upload-and-replace, and the theme is RTL and WPML ready.
To streamline your business, you have Paypal button integration, Event Calendar / Event Calendar Pro ready, and complete Woocommerce integration. There is easy page building with Visual Composer, and Slider Revolution is included free.
Workout is a dedicated gym and fitness site that gets up and running quickly, and allows display of important club info like WOD’s, coaches, programs.. you can even sell custom apparel.
Built into the theme are custom post types that allow for quick schedule creation, programs listings, coaches pages, testimonials, photo galleries and more. With Woocommerce integration and extensive documentation, this is a fitness theme that does one thing, and does it very well.
Built on the Twitter Bootstrap framework and loaded with features, GetFit is also a very easy theme to set up and use for the WP beginner. GetFit is ultra-responsive, SEO optimized and comes with unlimited color combinations and options.
Missing from this theme are Woocommerce integration, integrated scheduling, and an easy page builder like Visual Composer, but for a beginner, or a personal trainer, this is a good theme.
Fitness is designed mainly for a gym or fitness club, but it could easily be used for any other business type. It comes loaded with a full set of page templates as well as a number of post types for trainers, schedules, courses, etc. There is a built in color picker that allows you to quickly change the look of any part of the theme with just a click, and there are three distinct homepage styles.
There is a custom Course Creator post type that allows new course design by simply filling in preset forms, and a custom trainer page to add staff members and qualifications quickly. Support is included only for installation issues with this theme, but the CSS is heavily commented if you want changes to the theme.
The Power Gym theme is truly dedicated to any gym, fitness or sports-related business, and comes with everything you need to manage even the largest club. There are custom pages dedicated to fitness such as trainers, programs, sports categories and video and gallery pages to showcase your business.
The theme is responsive and mobile-ready, with some awesome features like touch-slide enabled flexible slider, custom mobile menu, responsive carousel and responsive Google maps. Custom widgets include live Twitter and Flickr feeds, testimonials, and Prettyphoto. As an added bonus, the author will install this theme for free, as well as install the demo content to your site.
If you have used any of these themes for your fitness club, or know of a theme we did not mention, or if you have any advice for readers on creating an online presence with a new fitness website, please leave us a comment below.