Guess what? It’s time to check out some of the best WordPress fitness themes currently available for WordPress for 2018.
These themes are specifically intended for use by gyms (and, in some instances, personal trainers). Many of these include the blog capability you would expect, but if you’re looking to start something like a health magazine or a fitness tips blog, you might want to check out our recent round-up of magazine themes or our collection of blog themes instead.
Note that we didn’t simply throw every WordPress health & fitness theme available on the entire internet onto this list, and that these themes were selected by hand. We based our decision on overall design aesthetic and features. A few more could have made the list, certainly, but we purposely omitted designs and layouts that we felt tipped in the direction of ‘too generic’.
We’ll be updating and growing the list as new themes are released, so feel free to make any suggestions for additions in the comments section.
Be sure to check out a couple of our finely tuned roundups for more suggestions:
Let’s start at number one.
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The Vigor WordPress fitness theme is clean, contemporary and user-friendly. Its modern & flat design, snappy performance, and above average UX will make an excellent first impression on visitors and potential clients.
Several useful gym-specific features are built-in to Vigor. Custom post types for classes, trainers, and testimonials are provided, and custom schedule page is included.
Vigor is also extraordinarily versatile. The theme is powered by the Live Composer plugin, giving you the ability tweak and customize 100% of the theme: every element, from layout, to colors, to fonts, is fully adjustable. You won’t need to touch a line of code.More Info/Download
As the name suggests, Yoga Fit is probably best suited to Yoga studios — at least in its soft, peaceful & pastel-laden default state — but this versatile theme comes with enough options on the back-end that you can customize and tweak it to fit any sort of fitness & health based business. Gyms, salons, trainers, even martial arts studios. Layout can be edited and managed using the included page builder, and site admins have full control over fonts.
Useful features include time tables, for displaying schedules and classes to your visitors (via a premium time table plugin, included free), Events Calendar Pro support, and full WooCommerce compatibility.
Yoga Fit is mobile-ready, and looks and works great on all modern smartphones and tablets. Retina-ready design ensures crisp graphics on high-res devices, and the theme is SEO friendly and WPML compatible (for translation).More Info/Download
Designed with gyms and fitness clubs in mind, Fitness Zone comes with five homepages and five header designs to choose from. Twelve skins are provided out of the box, and the theme can be fine tuned and extended using both the included options panel, and tons of bundled shortcodes.
The theme supports Events Calendar, BuddyPress, bbPress and WooCommerce. An excellent mega menu is provided, and a drag & drop page builder lets you easily create and edit layouts without touching a line of the theme’s HTML5/CSS3 code.
Fitness Zone is fully responsive, SEO friendly and translation ready.More Info/Download
Fitness – Premium Gym WordPress Theme
Built on Twitter’s popular Bootstrap 3 framework, the expertly designed Fitness theme puts usability first and uses minimalistic, contemporary design trends to its full advantage. The theme is fast, responsive, and a breeze to both use and customize.
The premium Carousel and Revslider plugins are packaged free, and gym-centric features like class schedules, timetables, and filterable trainers page add even more value. Fitness includes lifetime support and comprehensive documentation.More Info/Download
Athlete is a visually engaging WordPress fitness theme that offers seven high-contrast homepage variations out of the box, and uses vibrant, engaging photography to great effect.
Beyond the must-haves features, like responsive, mobile-ready design and multi-language support, Athlete packs in useful fitness-oriented features like class & trainer management and events & schedule management.
The developer has also bundled an awesome selection of premium plugins for free: Visual Composer, Master Slider, EventOn, and the full Event Calendar plugin and its Event Details add-on are all included.
WooCommerce is supported for setting up shop, and the theme can be easily branded and customized using the back-end options panel.More Info/Download
Stark Gym is one of the newest responsive WordPress gym/fitness themes on our list, boasting a clean, modern design that puts user experience ahead of visual gimmicks and extraneous bells & whistles. The theme is fast, bold, and a joy to use.
The always popular premium plugins Visual Composer and Revolution Slider are bundled free, and Stark Gym fully supports WooCommerce and Megamenu.
The SEO optimized code will bring you one step closer to awesome Google rankings, and the many theme options on the backend will allow you to customize and brand the theme.More Info/Download
The responsive FitPro theme, created by the team at LiveMesh, is the product of the team’s inside knowledge of the gym and health club industry. It comes with all the functionality you’ll need to build a fully featured website for your fitness business.
Numerous custom post types are provided, including trainer profiles, group classes, testimonials, pricing plans, and galleries. Advanced events management is supported.
Front-end features are nicely complemented by useful admin tools. Use Visual Composer, along with Templatera, to build and edit an infinite number of layout variations, or take advantage of the premium shortcode builder and 60+ pre-made shortcodes to extend the theme even further.More Info/Download
Sports & Life
The Bootstrap-based Sports & Life theme combines a gorgeous, high-contrast design with fitness and gym-oriented features like class management, trainer management, and timetables.
The theme is 100% responsive, so it’ll look great and work wonderfully across the range of mobile devices. Sports & Life is SEO optimized and translation ready.More Info/Download
Action Ultimate Fitness Theme
Action is marketed by the developer as, and we quote, the “most complete and versatile live editing WordPress fitness theme”. It provides a number of fitness related features, like trainer and class post types. It supports event management and WooCommerce. It also comes with full support for an advanced page builder for building and editing layouts.
The design is clean, bold and modern, and includes cool, visually-engaging touches like video backgrounds and parallax backgrounds. And AJAX searching, smooth scrolling, and speed optimization take Action’s user experience to a higher level than some of its competitors. This is one of our favorites, and we think it deserves more attention. We recommend having a closer look at the details page and the demo if you’ve got the time.More Info/Download
Symetrio is a versatile WordPress theme suitable for a variety of health and fitness oriented businesses. Symetrio is a great fit for gyms, fitness clubs, and personal trainers. The theme includes lots of useful features, like event management, schedules & timetables, and class information.
Though the theme comes with five unique demos and 7+ homepage layouts out of the box, almost every element can be further tweaked and customized using the provided options panel. For a full rundown of Symetrio’s many, many features, be sure to check out its details page on ThemeForest.More Info/Download
Energy is a high-contrast, high-impact WordPress gym theme that makes a strong first impression with its bright color, smart use of white space, and bold sans-serif typography.
Theme features include a schedule and gallery system, custom post types (staff, programs), support for WooCommerce and an advanced options panel based on the Redux framework.
Energy is built on Bootstrap. It’s 100% responsive and retina-ready for flawless display on high-end, high-resolution mobile devices.More Info/Download
High contrast and visually striking typography makes Gameplan one of the best looking and top choices for your gym or fitness center. Choose between a light and dark versions of this flat, modern design, and layout your info fast using the included drag and drop builder.
Gameplan is easy to use for beginners and advanced users alike. It includes Slider Revolution, it’s integrated with Events Calendar Pro, and it’s PayPal ready. It supports retina devices and translation out of the box. Good stuff.More Info/Download
FIT one of the newer themes on our list, and though it hasn’t been around for long it’s already a hit with users. It offers custom post support for trainers, classes and news. It’s responsive, allows for unlimited color schemes, and even includes a few fitness-specific custom widgets.
Light and dark color schemes are included, as well as a built in contact form. This one also comes with a full HTML version of the theme. Survey says: excellent product.More Info/Download
Balance is classy, cotemporary, and bold, and there’s tons of features on this HTML5/CSS3 based WordPress theme. Four homepage variations with six sliders, including the premium Revolution and LayerSlider sliders. Unlimited sidebars, unlimited portfolios (with six available layouts), custom per page backgrounds, and lots and lots of shortcodes.
Google font support, a fantastic admin/options panel and… a lot more. Aesthetically, this is one of our favorites. The screen shot might not fully convey the overall elegance of this theme, so be sure to check out the demo. Oh, and take a look at the extended features overview too.More Info/Download
We’re not 100% sure, but we think this might be the best selling gym and fitness theme ever released. It’s a bit older, but still has more to offer in terms of both design and features than most themes released this year that were targeted at the health & fitness niche. It’s also worth noting that great support goes with the territory for such a popular theme.
It’s responsive, and it comes packed with a drag and drop page builder with over fifty components to choose from. More fonts are included than you could ever possibly need (800+ Google fonts!!!). Special attention is paid to timetables and classes, providing them them their own custom pages. A location map and built-in contact form round out the features.More Info/Download
Anyone who’s read any of our other round-up posts may know that we’re partial to WordPress themes like the plainly named Fitness. The flat, contemporary, high contrast design and vibrant color makes this the most visually pleasing theme on our list (purely subjective, of course). If we had to choose a gym based on website design alone, this is the one we’d choose.
But Fitness also includes some unique features, as well as custom post types for course creation and trainer management. It’s worth a closer look, just for the long list of features alone – you can tell this was a carefully planned theme with a lot of thought put into it.More Info/Download
Classes Schedule nanagement, galleries, facilities management, sidebars, sliders and a powerful theme options and page builder are a few of the feautres GymGuide is offering. This responsive, HTMl5/CSS3 WordPress gym theme boasts a slick design with CSS3 animated rollovers and more.More Info/Download
In Shape Fitness Theme
Aimed a slightly different market – personal fitness trainers – In Shape is a one-page style theme built upon Twitter Bootstrap. A simple, flat and lovely design, this retina-ready theme has support for Font Awesome icons, Google fonts, unlimited sidebars and more. In Shape includes a built-in workout calendar and multiple page layouts to choose from.
Two types of navigation menus are packed in (Mega Menu and – something else? My notes fail me here), and there’s lots of control on the backend. There’s also built-in SEO options, so that’s pretty cool!More Info/Download
Fitness Sport Gym
We’re not really sure if this theme is called Fitness, or Fitness Sport Gym, which is how the developer choose to list it on ThemeForest. We kind of like the latter, since it sounds a bit like a bad translation.
There’s so many options available on this theme that we can’t even be bothered to list them all. Events, classes, timetables and schedules are all powered by the Event Calendar plugin, and the theme takes advantage of drag & drop builder, giving you tons of control over layout and presentation. There’s also some premium plugins included with the download, like Revolution Slider.
Check it out, dudes.More Info/Download
One thing’s for sure: Hercules is easily the most inspired theme name on the list. Seriously, other guys, I get that SEO is important, but sifting through half a dozen themes with fitness in the name is a bit obnoxious, and you probably even lose sales to other developers as a result. But who asked us, right? Do what you want, see if we care.
Hercules gives you a choice between two types of layout: one page, or multiple page. It’s responsive, built on that fantastic Twitter framework called Bootstrap, and lets you select from about sixteen million colors. FontAwesome is integrated for easy access to over 600 icons, and there’s no shortage of custom shortcodes.
Also, custom post types! Build pages for classes, testimonials, trainers and timetables with relative ease. Strong name, strong theme.More Info/Download
Sport & Fitness
Sport & Fitness is the great choice for any sort of fitness related service, including sports clubs, gyms, or personal trainers. Integration with Events Calendar Pro makres setting up timetables and schedules a snap.
The Sport & Fitness theme also includes a tariff table calculator as well as custom pages that detail gym/fitness center trainers and activities.
It’s easy to setup for non-developers with lots of options and control on the back end. Easily switch to your own branded colors and logo.More Info/Download
Design wise, GetFit is reminiscent of the classic, effective layouts you see on corporate and business related sites. It was developed using Bootstrap, and like many other themes on this list, has custom pages for classes, schedules and trainers.
It’s easy to customize on the backend, and the developer has put together some excellent, comprehensive documentation. Lifetime support, too!More Info/Download
FitnessGYM (*cough*) is another brilliant looking mobile-ready theme that supports retina devices. The screenshot here doesn’t really do it justice – the layered homepage slider is particularly impressive on this one. Like most of the newer themes on Themeforest, a Page Builder is included, giving you more control over layout than you can shake a stick at. If you’re an indecisive person, you’ll waste a lot of time here just playing with options and switching stuff around.
There’s custom page/post options, including custom backgrounds for individual pages and posts, there’s porfolio sliders, there’s left and right sidebar layouts, there’s multiple slider areas, there’s…alright, you get the picture. There’s a lot to work with here. SEO optimized, FitnessGYM comes with demo content to get you started quickly and plenty of documentation to help you along the way.More Info/Download
So there you have it: our collection of the best WordPress gym and fitness themes. Hope you found it informative.