In 1982, when the fitness industry was still in its infancy and “going to the club” meant golf, tennis or swimming, OLC created Racquet World at Inverness, Denver’s first full-service athletic club with aerobics rooms, swimming pools, racquetball courts, indoor tennis, running track and weight machines. Thirty years and several hundred projects later, our firm remains the industry leader in health and fitness design. OLC’s portfolio of athletic and fitness club projects totals more than 10 million square feet with a construction value over $1 billion.
Athletic club programming and design have come a long way in those decades, with step aerobics giving way to spinning classes and racquetball’s popularity usurped by CrossFit groups. Our design expertise has grown with the industry. OLC’s designers know that maximum daylighting, open circulation, amenity-rich locker rooms and flexible group exercise studios enrich members’ experience and give club owners the most bang for their investment dollar. Our focus on open plan design allows for best use of space, provides opportunities for intuitive wayfinding and promotes exciting visual connections between areas. By combining innovative solutions with time-tested project management methods, OLC delivers highly functional facilities packed with plenty of wow factor. As an added bonus to owners, we can tap into our in-house aquatic and interior design teams to ensure all club elements are designed to work in harmony.