We are a team of Functional Design Specialists.
FitnessDesignGroup® is a specialized gym design and wellness consultancy. We provide exercised based planning guidance for residential and commercial facilities worldwide. Our clients include public & private health clubs, hotels, corporations, property developers, universities, boutique studios, and private residences.
Our team of Functional Design Specialists provide unique perspective and deep expertise in project feasibility, execution, procurement, market research and technology integrations. We focus to increase program efficiencies, reduced cost, and deliver experientially competitive exercise environments.
Bryan is a wellness industry entrepreneur and functional fitness design expert. He has directed the design worldwide for Fortune 100 companies, global hospitality flags, professional sports teams, universities, as well as private gym design for countless executive and celebrity residences. Bryan is also the founder and CEO of Advantage Fitness Products. Bryan’s passion for facility design and wellness solution innovation are the driving forces behind the growing demand for the company’s consultative support for non-traditional and increasingly specialized exercise facilities.
Bryan is a designated partner of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, and is a frequent industry speaker on the subject of functional fitness design and operational strategies. He also serves as an editorial advisor and contributing writer for numerous publications including Hotel Executive, Fitness Management, Resort & Recreation, and Shape Magazine.
Director of Design
Director of Design
Lauren Heckmann serves as Director of Design for Fitness Design Group and leads the company’s technical design process and major account oversight. Lauren graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin and holds a five-year professional degree in Architecture. Her passion for fitness combined with an exceptional eye for design provides unique perspective in collaborating with clients towards their wellness related endeavors. Lauren’s clients include Hilton Hotels, Nike, Apple, and The Los Angeles Clippers. Lauren enjoys all things fitness and is always expanding her knowledge of the industry through research and personal experience.