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Fitness trainer to the stars launches boutique gym in PLP Architecture's 'co-living' building

Celebrity personal trainer Steve Halsall has opened a 3,500sq ft (325sq m) boutique health club in a co-living building in north-west London. Enrgym, in Old Oak, Willesden, is free to use for people living in the complex, which has been developed by property company The Collective using a 'co-living' concept described as "a new way to live". The design of the building, created by PLP Architecture, takes the form of two slim overlapping volumes. A central core increases opportunities for
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Head of London Sport calls for sector’s experts to influence London Plan for infrastructure

Experts from the sport and physical activity sector have a major role to play in delivering the mayor’s London Plan, according to chief executive of London Sport Tove Okunniwa. The draft plan, made available for consultation yesterday (1 December) by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, was welcomed by Okunniwa, who highlighted the importance of considering 'active lives' when making improvements to the capital’s infrastructure. “The draft London Plan is a welcome reaffirmation of the Mayor of London’s commitment to embedding
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HawkinsBrown complete timber pool facility for 'swimming among the trees'

Architects HawkinsBrown have completed an elegant timber pool hidden among the trees for a school in the English county of Surrey. Swimmers using the 25m, six-lane competition pool can view the surrounding woodland through a series of windows integrated into the building’s timber frame. The architects used off-site fabrication methods to create the facility for Freemen’s School in the village of Ashtead, which replaces a previous pool building destroyed by a fire in 2014. “The space is a welcoming retreat
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Which is the fittest university in the UK? Warwick reveals £49m plan to claim the crown

The University of Warwick is building a £49m (US$64.6m, €54.9m) sports and wellness hub in a bid to become the “most physically active higher education campus” in the UK by 2020. Set to open in 2019, the hub will include one of the largest gyms in higher education, spanning 16,684sq ft (1,550sq m), as part of the university’s mission to get “everyone active every day”. With 300 stations, it will include a high-performance strength and conditioning area; cardiovascular, weights and
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Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed

A ‘performance resort’ and spa are coming to master-planned wellness community Lake Nona, outside of Orlando, Florida, in 2020. The Lake Nona Resort is due to break ground in 2018 and will include a 45,000sq ft spa and fitness campus with in-depth indoor and outdoor programming for all ages and levels. Designed by Miami-based Arquitectonica, the eight-storey Lake Nona Resort will be located along the southern shore of Lake Nona, within the community’s growing sports and performance district and near
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British retailer Debenhams partners with health club group to trial in-store gyms

The British multinational Debenhams is partnering former Virgin Active co-founder Frank Reed to launch in-store gyms as part of the retailer’s strategy to attract more customers and a younger female base. Reed’s Sweat! gyms are set to be trialled in three stores from early 2018 under a membership model. The deal is part of the Debenhams Redesigned strategy, which involves working with strategic partners to deliver its plan of making the chain more appealing to shoppers. The struggling chain reported
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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 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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The design features industrial-looking surfaces and exposed pipework

Interview: Pumped up

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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The health club was designed with a series of air-filled ‘pillows’ on the façade to give an impression of lightness

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

Interview: Philippe Starck

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

PROJECT: Le Nuage club
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Splashes of colour contrast with the neutral walls and flooring in the restaurant. Philippe Starck furniture has been used throughout the facility, which is spread over five floors

Interview: Pumped up

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’s first company was set up to create inflatable objects in the 1960s. Almost 50 years later, as his ‘inflatable’ health club in Montpellier, France celebrates its first birthday, we take a look around
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Left to right: James Balfour, Giles Dean and Kevin Yates

James Balfour, Giles Dean and Kevin Yates

"We’re passionate about market disupters – companies with conviction and a will to change"

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