Gym1: Croatian Fitness Lovers Think Up Mobile Modular Gym Concept

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, from the next tourist season on, the very first guests of hotels and camps in Croatia, and if the business starts in the Mediterranean, will have the first fully mobile modular gym in the world available to them. The innovative Gym1 concept has been developed over the last eight months by a team of Croatian fitness and technical experts from the Zagreb Orlando Fitness Group and the Rijeka-based construction company Monterra.

Specifically, Gym1 is a fully equipped indoor or outdoor fitness in the form of a ship’s container, which can be placed on any flat surface without the need for an accompanying building permit, with numerous options for modification and adaptation to the needs of investors and customers.

For camps, hotels and villas…

As Orlando Lopac, the originator of the project and the founder of Orlando Fitness, revealed, the project is in the patenting phase at the level of the European Union, but it is fully ready for the market.

“We developed the project back during the second half of the pandemic, which partly defined our goal. One of the business segments of the Orlando Group is equipping hotels and camps with fitness equipment, and we had a situation that before this season, all investments in this sector stopped. At the same time, we followed the trends across the world and it was clear to us that campsites and similar outdoor facilities are a segment that awaits much more strong development. We also know that investing in any solid facilities in our camps is complicated due to administrative barriers, and if investors already have the opportunity to invest, they usually opt for catering and hospitality content that they think is more profitable,” said Orlando Lopac.

Therefore, this Croatian fitness team designed a container that is fully mobile and modular, equipped with state-of-the-art gym equipment, and it doesn’t require any special permit so that it can be installed by any camp owner or concessionaire. The product comes ready to use and can be opened and launched by virtually anyone at the touch of a button.

The facility can be equipped by arrangement, according to the form of training that investors choose. The next step that is planned is to upgrade the exterior structure which has endless possibilities.

Lopac pointed out that the Gym1 product is intended for a full range of different locations, such as campsites, hotel resorts and other facilities, rental houses, private residences and villas, sports fields and playgrounds, public city parks and even simple beaches.

He also added that the equipment and props of the highest standard and quality have been carefully selected to ensure the best training conditions for all users, from recreational and fitness enthusiasts to professional athletes, teams and teams.

Prices range from 30,000 to 100,000 euros.

Gym1 had its first presentation to the public and potential buyers last week at the Horeca Adria fair in Opatija in Kvarner, from where they returned with a dozen specific requests for offers and numerous invitations from interested buyers.

“We’re very satisfied with our first public appearance, and our goal is to sell our product not only in Croatia, but in the entire region and across the Mediterranean, given that this is a product that is very easily delivered and it’s unique on the market, therefore we expect it to be very competitive,” believes Lopac.

He also revealed the price, a standard container will sell for between 50 and 60 thousand euros, but customised versions can go from 30 thousand to 100 thousand euros, depending on the wishes and budget of the end user/buyer.

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