Three new workout studios designed in response to changing demographics and exercise trends mark the first stage of a long-term project to transform the Les Mills Auckland City Gym, the original home of the global exercise brand.
Created by New Zealand architects Monk Mackenzie and interior designer Rufus Knight, the spaces include a new Immersive Cycle studio, the largest of its kind in the world, featuring a 100-bike terraced theatre environment, wall-to-wall curved screen and a five-projector, cinema-quality audio-visual system that delivers Les Mills’ THE TRIP.
In addition are a highly tactile functional studio with a newly-developed functional training workout, CEREMONY; and a boxing studio designed around the new boxing conditioning workout, CONQUER.
The new spaces have been designed to meet the expectations of the Gen Z and Millennial demographics, which are driving much of the global and local fitness spend.
“We’ve designed these new studio spaces to bring to life what the future of exercise might look like,” says Clive Ormerod, chief marketing officer at Les Mills.