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A Passion for Wellness and Design -

We approach gym design through a consultative mindset.


We are Gym Design Group, a team of expert designers dedicated to revolutionizing fitness spaces. We craft wellness experiences that go beyond the ordinary, combining efficiency, visual appeal, and experiential gym designs.


Our approach uniquely marries cutting-edge exercise trends and advanced technology to create inspiring spaces. We bring expertise in diverse fitness environments - from property developers, resorts, health clubs, boutique studios, private residences, universities, and more. We believe in collaboration, working hand-in-hand with architects, interior designers, and contractors to harmoniously integrate fitness amenities into your overall building design.

In a rapidly evolving fitness industry, we stand out by delivering custom-made facilities that cater to an array of wellness needs. We're not just keeping up with the trends; we're staying ahead, ensuring the solutions we provide are both innovative and future-proof. Our in-depth design process is thorough and considerate. We evaluate your space from all angles – user-friendliness, aesthetics, functionality, and industry trends – to provide a solution tailor-made for your specific needs.

At Gym Design Group, we walk with you through every step of the transformation, from the initial consultation and evaluation phase, right through to the design, planning, and execution stages. We are more than just a service provider; we are your dedicated partner in crafting exceptional wellness facilities.

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Steve Colwell


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As the founding partner and principle of Gym Design Group, Steve plays a pivotal role in shaping the core values and vision for the company. Leveraging his extensive experience as a 28-year fitness entrepreneur, Steve brings a unique perspective to the table. In addition to his role at Gym Design Group, Steve is also the founder and CEO of Opti-Fit Fitness Solutions, demonstrating his deep commitment to the fitness industry.

Steve's passion for fitness and design is evident in the impressive portfolio of projects he has worked on. From collaborating with Fortune 500 companies to partnering with national apartment developers, professional sports organizations, and high-end health clubs, Steve's influence can be seen in a diverse range of fitness spaces.

Having graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Exercise Science, Steve combines his academic background with hands-on experience to create functional and innovative fitness environments. As an avid mountain bike enthusiast, he brings a unique perspective to his work, drawing inspiration from the outdoors and incorporating elements of nature into his designs.

With a track record of success and a commitment to excellence, Steve continues to push boundaries and drive innovation in the fitness industry. His leadership at Gym Design Group and Opti-Fit Fitness Solutions ensures that each project is not only aesthetically pleasing but also tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of his clients. Through his dedication to creating inspiring fitness spaces, Steve's impact resonates throughout the industry.

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Eric Konz



Eric oversees the day to day operations and overall execution for Gym Design Group. Focusing on client relations and strategy, Eric provides leadership and interpersonal skills in his collaboration with team members and clients. He has designed and consulted on numerous high profile projects including UNLV and Greystar Real Estate Partners, the largest apartment manager and developer in the US.  A diehard Green Bay Packer Fan and Milwaukee Bucks Fan, Eric graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Kinesiology.


Stephan Hermann

Creative Director


As Creative Director, Stephan works across all divisions to ensure that Gym Design Group continues to push the boundaries of impact, innovation and client experience. He identifies real-life emerging wellness trends and drivers that impact our clients vision for their fitness amenity. Stephan has over 22 years experience in the fitness industry. This experience combined with his deep knowledge of gym design and branding gives Stephan a unique and forward thinking approach to each and every design. A former track and cross county competitive runner, Stephan enjoys stand up paddle boarding and traveling abroad.

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Brad Boggs
Head of Design


Head of Design and Expert Fitness Facility Designer, Brad brings next-level insight to all aspects of designing, developing, and managing fitness spaces of all sizes. Specializing in high-end 3D gym layout designs and planning, Brad collaborates with architects, developers, gym owners, and management companies to create unique and functional fitness facilities. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovation, Brad's expertise spans from 500 sq ft apartment gyms to corporate wellness centers to state-of-the-art 50,000 sq ft performance centers and university facilities. His extensive background in the fitness and wellness industries ensures that each design is tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of his clients. With a commitment to excellence and a drive to push boundaries, Brad brings a unique perspective that elevates every project he works on.


Ryan Dantes
Project Manager


Meet Ryan Dantes, Fitness Design Consultant and industry trailblazer. Armed with a Bachelor's and Master's in Kinesiology, Ryan seamlessly transitioned from a skilled Personal Trainer to a visionary Gym Operator. His commitment to excellence and client success led him to establish and operate a thriving fitness facility. Recognizing the evolving needs of the industry, Ryan pivoted into Fitness Design Consulting. Now, he collaborates with gyms and wellness centers, leveraging his expertise to optimize spaces for functionality and aesthetic appeal. Ryan's innovative approach has positioned him as a thought leader, known for seamlessly blending form and function in fitness design. Beyond his professional achievements, Ryan embodies the principles he advocates, maintaining a balanced lifestyle that extends beyond the gym. With a holistic approach to health, Ryan continues to inspire and motivate others, leaving an indelible mark on the fitness landscape through his expertise, creativity, and dedication to promoting a healthier world.

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