I strongly support Lachie’s feedback to consider the types of users the gym is serving, and reflect this in the allocation of space and resources.
For example: Is there demand for all upstairs cardio machines that reflects their current [generous] space allocation?
What might a 10-15% cardio machine reduction look like upstairs – and what space could we re-assign to other gym functions?
In the interest of cost efficiency and speed, we might yield some gains (pun intended) from auditing our current layout and it’s reflection of user demand.
In the longer term, if Hurlingham’s population evolves as predicted (and health trends continue to emphasise strength and functional training), I support reflecting this in our use of space and spending on free weights.