We Build Strength
Remember when exercise meant “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” with Richard Simmons in front of your living room TV or catching a Jazzercise class at your local Y? The fitness industry has come a long way in the last 30+ years. The advent of the purpose-built fitness club has changed the way Americans get fit.
We’ve been involved as commercial contractors of fitness clubs for over two decades. And while fitness facilities can seem to the layperson like just a big box outfitted with exercise equipment, we know that much more is involved. We’ve built many of these facilities requiring elaborate wet areas: steam rooms, spas, pools, and saunas. Moisture control as related to IAQ and moisture migration is extremely important to the useful lifespan of clubs. Tiered spinning rooms, 30 ft tall rock climbing walls, memorable audio video experiences— tying it altogether make for challenging yet entertaining projects. We’re proud to have been in a position to participate early in the design phase with a few of our projects.
Our introduction to the spa and fitness industry came in 1996 when we built a facility for About Fitness in Coral Springs, Florida. This club was eventually acquired by LA Fitness. Later, we were invited by the founder to participate in planning and design team selection for an even larger facility in Coral Springs, Family Fitness, also eventually acquired by LA Fitness. We contracted directly with LA Fitness for a deluxe facility in Pembroke Pines, which required, among many challenges, the raising of the roof on an operating shopping center to accommodate the club.
Between 2007-2008, we built three clubs for 24 Hour Fitness, in Miami (a “Shaq” club), Boynton Beach and Greenacres. All involved refitting of existing “big box” space (one once housed a theatre) and very tight delivery schedules.
In 2006, GSD Contracting was honored to work with Miami-based, internationally acclaimed architectural design, planning and interior design firm, Arquitectonica, on a flagship fitness club in South Beach, Miami, for Equinox. This trendsetting national chain raised the bar in the category with luxurious design and impeccable attention to detail. Voted the best fitness club in the New York market by New York magazine, Equinox is the club where members love to see and be seen.
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Gordon Food Service
- Plantation Ford
- Saint Anthony Catholic School
- Miami Shared DaskLux Office
- InterMarine Sales & Service Center
- Midtown Commerce Center
- Law Offices of Steinberg Garellek
- Tropical Chevrolet
- Aventura Retail Center
- AmTrust Bank Surfside
- Cinemark Theatres
- Sheridan House / The Gardens Wellness Center
- Toys R Us
- Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church
- Federal Reserve Bank
- Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
- Equinox Fitness
- LA Fitness
- 24 Hour Fitness
- Citrix Systems
- Sound Advice – Hialeah
- Bennett Auto Supply
- Emerald Park Retirement Center
- Concentra Urgent Care Centers
- Inverrary Country Club
- Major US Bank
- Biggest U.S. Bank
- Wannado City
- Top 10 U.S. Bank
- Sound Advice – Hollywood