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Blinds for Gyms: How to Choose the Right Blind

Creating the perfect environment for effective exercise involves lots of different elements. Temperature, privacy and even lighting can affect the way people exercise. Getting the right balance of these things will make your gym safe and comfortable for all and ensures everyone is fully motivated. Choosing the right blinds for gyms is one easy way to get control over all these important factors. 

The Benefits of Blinds for Gyms 

Here we will explore the benefits of getting blinds for gym windows, and look at some of the options that are available.

Light Control 

A bit of natural light can be a great motivator; being able to watch the world go by as you work out is lovely, but you don’t want to feel like you’re exercising in a surgical suite or performing for your whole neighbourhood. You want to strike the right balance and illuminate the room gently, providing a motivating, comfortable atmosphere. 


Privacy is key for gyms – you don’t want any nosy neighbours looking into your private space. Depending on what time of the day it is, you can choose to cover some or all of your window. This provides privacy and freedom in your gym space, making it comfortable for everyone to use at all times.

Heat Control

Gyms with lots of windows are great, but in the summer heat things can start to get a little hot. The sun will cause your gym to heat up quickly which will make it uncomfortable for people to exercise. Use blinds to block out the sun and watch and watch everyone give in 100%!


What Are the Best Blinds for Gyms and Sport Facilities

Vertical Blinds are a good choice for long or especially large windows.  They will provide great shade, flexibility and much needed privacy to your gym. Different fabrics will let in more or less light, so this is something you need to consider. You may want to go for a colour that will match the rest of your interior design, or go for a blackout blind effect to block out all light.

Venetian Blinds are a great, versatile option with their ability to let a bit of light in while still managing the temperature. They work with a variety of window sizes and are highly customisable to fit into the aesthetic of your gym. Both of these blinds can be operated by a remote, giving you control without having to take a break from your workout.

Roller blinds can also be designed to complement the gym, they are modern and have a minimalistic look. They, too, can be motorised so that you can adjust the lighting from the treadmill, without interrupting your workout! These would be a great option if privacy is one of your biggest concerns. 

Barlow Blinds can help you find the perfect blinds for gyms of all shapes and sizes. If you want to speak to a member of our helpful team, please contact us today.