11 Powerful Sports & Fitness WordPress Themes for 2017
More than a third of the world adult population are overweight or obese. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, coupled with easy access to cheap and unhealthy food is to blame.
Yet, as waistlines continue to expand, so does the number of gyms and fitness centers in an attempt to battle the bulge. Across the US, the number of fitness centers has increased by around 2,000 every year since 2012.
And because people are increasingly turning to the internet to find the things they need, all these new fitness centres and gyms need to invest in a website.
The easiest way to get a fitness website up and running, fast, is to use a specialized fitness WordPress theme. These themes are purpose-built to be the face of your gym or fitness centre with the features to support you.
You could choose to adapt a theme that ‘does it all’ but you’ll save time adopting a specialized theme that does what you want, what you need, and gets rid of the extras. You’ll even be able to do it yourself, without needing to hire a developer.
Here are nine of the best Fitness and Gym WordPress themes:
Meridian Fitness is an excellent choice for a fitness centre or gym. It’s very user-friendly and saves you hours of time by linking your trainers, classes, and schedule automatically.
It’s simple – you create a page for your trainer, then a class page that allows you to link to an existing trainer. This will populate your schedule to be attractively displayed on your site, so your visitors can easily choose the classes they want to attend.
One click installs demo content, to help you get started, but you’ve also got multiple layout, color, and typography options to experiment with. It’s easy to personalize your site with Meridian Fitness.
Meridian Fitness also comes with multiple custom widgets, and integrates with MailPoet for easy newsletter integration.
- Automatically link trainers to classes and schedule
- One click demo content install
- Designed to be ‘mobile first’, looks great on the small screen
- Integrates with MailPoet
- Price: $64
Sportify is a theme with a modern, flat design, and plenty of features that are ready to power your sport, fitness, or gym site. This theme boasts loads of dedicated elements including custom posts for your services, testimonials, team members, calendar, and more.
Sportify is built on the Tesla Framework, allowing you easy access to customize the look and functionality of your site. It also includes 13 custom post types, 9 page templates, and built-in shortcodes that lets you create new components like special offers, pricing tables, tabs, and more. Sportify also includes the Revolution Slider, which includes plenty of transition effects and a drag and drop editor. This makes building an impressive, hero image slider a breeze.
Sportify’s timetable is filterable, so your members can easily exclude classes they aren’t interested in or ready for. And WooCommerce integration allows you to sell your membership packages or apparel with equal ease.
- WooCommerce integrated so you can create an e-shop
- Revolution Slider included
- Fully mobile responsive
- 13 custom post types and 9 page templates to build your site with
- Price: $59
Inshape is a theme that’s been purpose built for the personal trainer.
This theme boasts not one, but three in built sliders – the Revolution Slider, Layer Slider, and a custom slider built by ThemeFuse. You’ll be able to add visual interest to your site with impressive sliders in any location you like.
Inshape runs on the Unyson framework. Multiple layout options and a drag and drop page builder are included. The Events Calendar plugin is built in and gives you the ability to drag and drop calendar elements using shortcodes. Inshape also boasts a powerful Mega Menu, which can be customized to your liking.
- Powered by the Unyson framework.
- Revolution Slider, Layer Slider, and custom built slider included
- Design is fluidly responsive and looks great on mobile, tablet, or laptop
- Events Calendar plugin allows you to build an impressive display for your timetable
- Price: $59
JustFit is a powerful and bright theme with all the features you need to grow your membership and build your business.
Building your site is a breeze with JustFit. Choose from 6 pre-defined layout options, including magazine style if you just want to blog. You can drag and drop sections to change the layout, and use the color picker to change the colors to suit your brand.
JustFit boasts dedicated features including custom post types for your products, exercise types, and testimonials. It also includes plenty of shortcodes to add other features like sign up buttons, forms, and more.
- 6 pre-defined layout options, with drag and drop page building
- Custom post types for products, exercises, testimonials, and more
- Fully responsive design
- WooCommerce compatible, so you can easily create an e-shop to sell your membership packages and gear
- Price: $59
Olympic is an unforgettable fitness theme perfect for a gym website. With flexible layouts, including full width or sidebar options and up to four columns to display your content, your choices are almost endless. And with tons of colors to choose from, you’re limited only by your imagination when it comes to the appearance of your site.
Olympic boasts inbuilt support for the popular event management system premium plugin, Events Calendar (must be purchased separately). This theme also supports most popular page building plugins such as Elementor, Divi Builder, and SiteOrigin Page Builder.
- Flexible layout options, choose between full width or sidebars and choose up to four columns
- Built in support for the Events Calendar plugin
- Mobile responsive design and retina ready
- Support for page builder plugins Elementor, Divi Builder, and SiteOrigin Page Builder
- Price: From $49
Sensei is a theme that channels the power and impact of mixed martial arts. Visually stunning, you also have full control over the appearance of your site to tweak it to your liking.
TemplateMonster’s Power builder makes it easy to build your site, even if you don’t know code. It lets you use building block elements which you drag and drop into place. There’s also a huge number of layout options that you can choose from, including some non-standard configurations. You can also save your own standard layouts in the library for easy access.
Sensei boasts a large range of content modules for you to choose from that make building great features into your site simple. Your site will look like it’s been designed with exceptional attention to detail once you add in features like buttons, pricing tables, accordion content, circle counters, and more.
Functionality-wise, Sensei comes with the Appointment Manager plugin which allows your customers to book appointments right on your website – perfect for personal training sessions and nutrition consultations. The theme also comes with the Timetable plugin that lets you display your upcoming classes and events attractively, so your visitors know when to visit for their favorite classes.
- Drag and drop page building with the TemplateMonster Power builder
- Appointment Manager plugin for booking appointments
- Fully responsive design
- Timetable plugin for attractive timetables
- Price: $75
FitnessLife is a good choice for a gym that wants a site with great features.
This theme boasts compelling call to action buttons to get your members and guest to “Join the Class.” And with custom post types for your classes, trainers, testimonials, and gallery, you’ll have a full-featured and visually stunning site up and running in no time.
FitnessLife gives you complete control over your color options and also lets you choose a full width homepage slider for stunning visual impact. This theme also gives you the option to display a pricing table for your membership options.
- Pricing table to display your membership options
- Custom post types – class, trainer, testimonial, and gallery
- Fully mobile responsive design
- Unlimited color options
- Price: $99
Workout is a feature-rich theme built with expert knowledge of the fitness industry.
One of the shining features of Workout is the ability to feature the Workout of the Day on your site. The Workout of the Day is a popular feature many gyms use to add an element of competition and to push their members on to greater exploits. Workout helps drive participation by enabling you to easily publish the Workout of the Day on your site.
Workout comes with pre-built page templates and an attractive class schedule display. With 100+ shortcodes in an easy to use manager, you’ve got loads of options to add interesting features and function to your site. There’s unlimited customization options to explore, and you’re truly limited only by your imagination when it comes to building your site with Workout.
Workout is WooCommerce compatible so you can easily create an e-shop and sell your membership packages, fitness apparel, or health products.
- Workout of the Day feature on your site
- Unlimited customization options – colors, layout, and 100+ shortcodes to add features to your site
- Fully mobile responsive, Workout looks great on all screens
- WooCommerce compatible
- Price: $59
Hermosa is a powerful theme that takes care of everything you need in a fitness or gym website.
If Yoga is your focus, you’re in luck – Hermosa is MindBody compatible and integrates with HealCode so you can use the popular health and wellness site MindBody to take payment.
There’re two homepage variations for you to try, and you also have the Revolution Slider built in to add stunning sliders. Visual Composer also comes with this theme, making it easy for even beginners to build their site with drag and drop page building.
Hermosa comes with the Noo Timetable Plugin which makes it easy to build and display your class schedule. The theme also boasts five different custom post types for your classes, events, trainers, testimonials, and galleries.
- Compatible with MindBody and integrated with HealCode plugin
- Revolution Slider, Visual Composer, and Noo Timetable plugin included
- Fully mobile responsive design that looks great on all screens
- Custom post types and two homepage variations
- Price: $59
Aslan is a flexible, and striking fitness theme with powerful features that make it an excellent choice for a gym website. Built with regard for the needs of the industry, you’ll find Aslan saves you hours of time setting up your class timetable.
Aslan gives you custom post types for teachers, events, and classes. These post types are powered by custom plugins, so you can link your trainers to events and classes, saving you time working on the back end of your site.
Your trainer portfolio pages are attractively designed and includes a bio, social account links, skills, certification area, what classes they are taking, and more.
Aslan also boasts WooCommerce integration and comes with Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, and Advanced Custom Field, helping you create a beautiful site with ease.
- Custom plugins give you the ability to create custom post types
- Drag and drop page building powered by Visual Composer
- Fully responsive design, looks great on all devices
- WooCommerce integration so you can sell your membership packages or products
- Price: $59
IronMass is an impressive gym, fitness, and bodybuilding WordPress theme.
Build your site to your liking with the Power builder. You don’t need to touch the code; the Power builder gives you drag and drop functionality which allows you to build your page exactly the way you want it using the 25+ content modules. There’s a huge number of layout options available, and you can even save your own custom layouts to the library for easy access.
IronMass includes essential features like the Appointment Manager plugin and the Timetable plugin. Appointment Manager gives you the ability to have your customers book appointments from your site, freeing up time for you and your staff to take care of more important business. The Timetable plugin allows you to display your upcoming classes and events for your visitor’s convenience.
This theme also comes with custom widgets for your posts, social sharing, and more, so you’re able to get the word out about your gym.
- Drag and drop page building powered by the TemplateMonster Power builder
- Appointment booking with the Appointment Manager plugin
- Mobile responsive design looks great on all devices
- Easy timetables with the Timetable plugin
- Price: $75
Wrapping It Up
If you’re looking to start up a fitness studio or gym, consider using one of these amazing themes to power your website. A website isn’t optional these days, and these themes make it easy to build one yourself.
Which of these fitness WordPress themes has caught your eye?