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Bells + Whistles designs new concept "social wellness club" in Los Angeles

Bells + Whistles have designed a "social wellness club" in Los Angeles that has been conceived to help people reset mentally and physically from the stresses of modern-day life. Remedy Place claims to be a new concept, rather than a spa or a clinic, where social interaction is combined with self-care. The destination is designed to "foster communal experiences as well as moments of sanctuary" with relaxation promoted through minimalist form, rich texturing, refined details and neutral palettes. Semi-private lounges
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Action PR's Speedflex studios integrate technology for small group workouts

Action PR have created a new studio design for Everyone Active 's Fortis Powered by Speedflex fitness brand that is focussed on inclusivity and integrates the workout technology into the space. Speedflex is a type of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) delivered using resistance exercise machines in small-group, trainer-led classes. Individuals of different training abilities can be in the same classes because Speedflex machines automatically adjust their resistance levels to the ability of the user – meaning the training concept is
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Rockwell Group bring luxury hospitality and wellness to 550 Madison

Rockwell Group have unveiled designs for luxury hospitality and wellness amenities at Manhattan's 550 Madison office tower, which is currently being renovated by co-owners Olayan Group. The updated amenities will complement work like the development of a new public garden designed by Snøhetta that will increase the amount of public open space at the tower by 50 per cent and bring new green space to the area. They are intended to make the New York building feel not just like
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Looklen Architects gym uses simple steel lattice partitions and furniture

Looklen Architects have created a stripped back gym in Bangkok, Thailand, that uses steel latticing to create transparent partitions and pieces of furniture around the space. This third branch of Sam Yan Gym was actually completed in 2016, but the project has only just surfaced. The owner wanted to create a contemporary and functional gym, but one that was also differentiated from others. The facility is located in a former office space on the third floor of a building in
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George Foreman III's boutique fitness chain opens "boxer's training camp" gym in New Hamsphire

studioTroika has designed the latest branch of boutique fitness franchise EverybodyFights, founded by George Foreman III, which is set to open in New Hampshire. The 6,200sq ft (604sq m) club will feature a full-size boxing ring, personal and small group training areas, two group exercise classrooms and an open gym space including free weights, squat racks, functional equipment and treadmills. Chris DaVeiga, trainer at EverybodyFights and operator of the new location, said: "EverybodyFights takes a boxer's training camp and puts
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Hufft create industrial fitness centre with refined design touches

Hufft have created a community fitness centre in Humboldt, Kansas, that reflects the US city's industrial roots through a bold design and considered, high-quality materials. The 10,000sq ft (930sq m) facility was originally conceived as an amenity for the workforce of a local business, but the concept was ultimately developed to cater for the whole community. The centre is, in many ways, unremarkable, but stands out for a number of refined design touches and the quality of its finishes. Its
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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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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

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

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SHoP principal Coren Sharples, whose practice designed the American Copper Buildings

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The design features industrial-looking surfaces and exposed pipework

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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
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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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WeWork opened its first gym, Rise by We, in New York last year

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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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