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Health club design can 'aid retention by alleviating the pain of exercise'

Health club design can play a crucial role in improving member retention – partly by making exercisers "forget" about pain and feelings of discomfort during training. Speaking to HCM, US-based gym owner and designer David Barton describes design as a crucial element of a successful health club. “Ultimately, we’re selling something people don’t like," Barton explains. "There are lots of ways to get people in on day one, but how do we make them want to come back tomorrow, when
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Dennis Irvine Studio restores Palladian Mansion to create The Langley hotel with subterranean spa

The Langley, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Buckinghamshire, England has opened its doors, following an extensive six-year renovation project. The hotel has been restored and designed in partnership with Dennis Irvine Studio. Built between 1756 and 1760, the main Langley Park House is a grand Palladian mansion situated within iconic Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown-designed gardens. The building has been refurbished to allow historic original features to shine, reflecting the natural setting with refined elegance, and referencing the grandeur of its distinctive
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Tom Dixon style for new London boutique fitness studio

Hannah Lanel has opened The Fore – a new model of boutique gym offering two instructors per class – in London's King’s Cross, an increasingly residential area of the city. Lanel was responsible for The Fore's distinctive interior design. She told CLAD, that the sleek decor – which features fittings by Tom Dixon – was inspired by her own home. The Fore is part of a growing trend towards combining upscale interiors with fitness to create a new business model
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Investment: Boutique operator Solidcore accelerates expansion plans with custom concept

US-based boutique fitness operator Solidcore has revealed plans for five new clubs for New York City. Adding to its existing NYC flagship studio in Chelsea, the new locations will be situated in SoHo, NoMad (North of Madison Square Park), Williamsburg, Hell's Kitchen and NoLIta (North of Little Italy). The openings are part of Solidcore's commitment to open 100 studios in US markets by the end of 2020. It currently has 46 studios in 15 states. The studio, concept and machine
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Super luxe fitness operator Equinox partners with Industrious to add co-working space to its health club portfolio

Equinox has revealed it will begin offering co-working space in its high-end health clubs. The company has signed a partnership with premium flexible workspace provider Industrious, which marks the launch of an entirely new category for Equinox. Industrious has an in-house design team, led by architect Eivind Karlsen as head of design. Operating under the co-brand, Industrious at Equinox, the first location will be at the 72-storey skyscraper 35 Hudson Yards – the same location as Equinox’s 100th Fitness Club
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George Foreman III and Studio Troika design luxury boxing studio for Philadelphia

George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – and Boston-based practice Studio Troika have designed the EverybodyFights boxing gym in Philadelphia. Situated in the city's Rittenhouse neighbourhood, the 12,000 sq ft (1,114 sq m) space comprises a full-size boxing ring, multiple classrooms, and an open gym area with free weights and cardio equipment. Other features include a steamroom, a yoga room, a sports shop, and custom graffiti created by Hailey Loonan (EverybodyFights' creative director) and Studio Fresh. Although
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Le Nuage opened in September 2014. Other recent projects include Café Ha(a)ïtza in Pyla-sur-Mer, France which opened in July, and the Yoo at Metropica condo, which has just broken ground in Miami
Philippe Starck has gone back to his roots with his ‘inflatable’ health club in Marseille, France. We take a look around
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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

Active Design

"Even small changes to design can have a huge knock-on effect in terms of getting people active."

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
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The Venus Williams-designed Tennis Lounge features a bright yellow, green and teal colour scheme

Fit for anything

DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen

"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams
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The health club was designed with a series of air-filled ‘pillows’ on the façade to give an impression of lightness

Interview: Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck, whose first company was set up to create inflatable objects in the 1960s

"Le Nuage is a factory of energy for everyone and for the town of Montpellier"

Starck, who’s been breaking the rules since the 60s, talks about his ‘inflatable’ health club
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The glass skybridge that links the towers houses an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as 
a residents’ bar and lounge

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The interior showcases a mix of reclaimed industrial features and was designed by Studio C102

James Balfour, Giles Dean and Kevin Yates

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The founders of new microgym 1Rebel
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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

Active Design

"Even small changes to design can have a huge knock-on effect in terms of getting people active."

Jacqueline Bennett looks at whether, by adopting a new approach to design and city planning, we can make our cities – and their populations – well again
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