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Urban Prairie Architectural Collaborative convert brick warehouse into vast bouldering gym

Urban Prairie Architectural Collaborative (UPAC) have converted a large brick-built warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri, into a bouldering gym with a variety of other fitness facilities. Sequence Climb was the result of a two-year search across the US for the right building by founders Graham and Dara Hess. The 20,000sq ft (1,900sq m) warehouse that they settled on not only provides ample room, but also features a barrel roof under which bouldering walls can rise and glass-panelled garage doors that
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O'Donnell O'Neill combine high-end design, tech and studios for boutique Dublin gym

Interior architecture and design firm O’Donnell O’Neill have created a boutique gym and health club at The Mayson hotel in Dublin with high-end design and facilities to match those of the hotel. The Mayson itself was only opened at the end of 2019 by Irish leisure and hospitality company Press Up Entertainment Group. The 94-key hotel is located in a renovated brick building in Dublin's docklands and its design mixes exposed industrial elements with bold but refined interiors. Power Gym
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David Lloyd refurbs luxury Harbour Club Chelsea health club and gym

The Harbour Club Chelsea health club and gym has undergone a recent refurbishment aimed at giving it a "stylish" and "ultra-modern" new look and feel. The luxury facility is one of three Harbour Clubs all of which are owned and operated by the David Lloyd Leisure Group and located in West London, with sites in Kensington and Notting Hill also. Five of the club's studios have been updated, including the Mind & Body studio for holistic classes, the High Energy
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//3877 compose approachable, music-themed boxing gym in Washington, D.C.

The team at unusually named studio //3877 has created a boxing gym in Washington, D.C., based on the concept of 'Night Club Meets Fight Club'. In addition to requesting the integration of musically themed elements into the design, the brief outlined that Boombox Boxing Club should be "approachable, motivational and an active asset in forging a focussed community." A large glazed frontage provides views into the gym from outside, contributing to a sense of approachability and helping to create a
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Anthony Joshua-backed gym at Battersea Power Station to be designed by Bergman Interiors

Boutique boxing gym brand BXR London, which is backed by Anthony Joshua, has revealed plans to open a new site at Battersea Power Station that will be designed by Bergman Interiors. Set to open in 2021, the 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) gym will be BXR’s second and largest – and it will form part of Battersea Power Station’s second phase of redevelopment. As well as the BXR members-only club, the brand will open three Sweat by BXR pay-to-train studios, including
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Sarah Mannerings Studio transform flooded garage into apocalyptic HIIT studio

Sarah Mannerings Studio have transformed an unserviced and flooded basement garage in London into an apocalyptic-themed fitness studio for rowing-based high-intensity interval training workouts. The 1675sq ft (156sq m) space is the first and flagship site for the Rowbots fitness brand, which offers 45-minutes classes in which individuals alternate between rowing machines and floor-work. The brief requested the conversion of the derelict space into a boutique gym with a reception space, a fitness studio and changing rooms, noting that circulation
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WeWork opened its first gym, Rise by We, in New York last year

Interview: Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor

Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor will head up the team

"We will work to fuse nature, design, technology, and community in our cities in order to measurably improve the lives of citizens"

High profile design hirings for the We Company
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The interior showcases a mix of reclaimed industrial features and was designed by Studio C102

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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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The iconic City Baths in Newcastle

Createability

The iconic City Baths in Newcastle have reopened to the public following a complete restoration by Createability
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Working it

"We’ve designed the space so that the atmosphere is intimate"

Les Mills’ new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym showcase a trend away from masculine ‘grunty’ gyms to something altogether different
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WeWork’s head of interiors Brittney Hart set out to create a playful gym experience. Fake grass adds interest to the workout space

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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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