Les Mills
Les Mills
Les Mills
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Follow Health Club Management on Google+ Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Subscribe to Health Club Management Get RSS alerts from Health Club Management magazine
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Dallas Cowboys launches 'first-of-its-kind' athletic healthcare facility open to the public

“We want to showcase the link between active lifestyles and physical health so that every visitor leaves feeling more informed and inspired. This is a shining example of a new kind of architecture.
– Ron Stelmarski, principal at Perkins+Will

National Football League (NFL) franchise the Dallas Cowboys has partnered with architects Perkins + Will, healthcare provider Baylor Scott & White Health and a local school district to launch a facility dedicated to community health and wellbeing.

The 300,000sq ft (28,000sq m) Sports Therapy & Research complex – which opened yesterday (20 June) on the Cowboys-themed campus The Star in Frisco, Texas – is an educational opportunity for visitors as well as a healthcare destination for recreational and professional athletes, including the Dallas Cowboys themselves.

Patients and visitors can observe the science of athleticism and sports medicine and intuit the relationship between physical activity and wellbeing.

The building has been designed to put “human health and sports performance on public display” – from injury prevention to training to healing and recovery – in one place.

Features include a light-filled strength-training room, basketball courts and a retractable glass façade that opens to an indoor/outdoor football field. Transparent walls and casual seating areas for onlookers allow the whole process of rehabilitation to be observed by the public, while several areas can be configured into gathering places for community events and performances. Outside, a network of publicly accessible walk, run and bike trails connect the facility with the surrounding Star campus.

According to the architects, the complex has been designed as a fusion of the healthcare, science and technology, sports and recreation, workplace, branded environment, urban design, and civic architecture typologies.

“We want to showcase the link between active lifestyles and physical health so that every visitor leaves feeling more informed and inspired,” said Ron Stelmarski, principal at Perkins+Will. “Wellness education and inspiration, coupled with a holistic approach to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, promote the health and wellbeing of a community.

“This is a shining example of a new kind of architecture that supports the improvement of population health through physical fitness.”

Don Dethlefs, chair of Perkins+Will’s sports, recreation, and entertainment practice, added: “We’re seeing a fascinating trend emerge at the intersection of sports performance and healthcare design – one that we think could start a sea change in population health nationwide. In each case, our clients have shared one vision: help entire communities achieve holistic health by improving individuals’ physical fitness.”

Other Perkins+Will projects illustrating this trend include the PPL Center (opened in September 2014); the UCLA Health Training Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers (opened in August 2017); the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross Athletic Center (opened in October 2017); the Snyder Center at Phillips Andover Academy (opened in January 2018); the Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center at Portland State University (opened in April 2018); and Northwestern University’s Ryan Walter Athletics Center (set to open in August 2018).

In their own words
Perkins + Will on the design of the Sports Therapy & Research complex

“The complex is designed to invoke a sense of strength, durability, and precision – attributes of the athletes who seek treatment there and the care teams who provide care. This is accomplished through a crisp, clean material palette composed primarily of concrete, modern glass, and metal, and by complementary soothing colour tones and abundant natural light.

“Unobstructed views and easy access to the outdoors create a feeling of revitalisation and rejuvenation. A bevy of two-dimensional geometric shapes made of painted metal suspend from the ceiling of the four-story lobby like confetti, symbolising fluidity of movement and the legerity of the physically fit body; their organisation appears arbitrary at first, but upon closer examination, the disparate shapes visually coalesce to form the Baylor Scott & White Health logo."

Explaining the extensive use of glass, Ron Stelmarski said: “The transparency helps tell the complex’s story. It showcases the human body in motion, creating a ‘living brand’ experience that celebrates athleticism and physical fitness.

“The openness and visual interconnectivity of the spaces lend a soft, human quality to the otherwise hard, data-driven science of sports medicine.”

You can take a virtual reality tour of the facility here.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
National Football League (NFL) franchise the Dallas Cowboys has partnered with architects Perkins + Will, healthcare provider Baylor Scott & White Health and a local school district to launch a facility dedicated to community health and well-being.
CLD,SAR,HAF,SAB,CPW,CAS,ARC,DES
The building has been designed to put 'human health and sports performance on public display' – from injury prevention to training to healing and recovery
 / James Steinkamp
SportSoft UK Ltd
SportSoft UK Ltd

News

Mark Verstegen, founder and CEO of human performance specialist EXOS, has said that health clubs
Fitness tech firm Myzone has signed a deal with Snap Fitness which will see the
Global fitness company Les Mills has launched a search for an experienced manager to lead
American fitness giant Core Health & Fitness has signed a strategic partnership with Danish tech
Boutique fitness operator Boom Cycle will launch its fifth site next year. Scheduled to open
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) will invest more than £15m in rolling out its new hi-tech,
Active IQ
Active IQ
Mark Verstegen, founder and CEO of human performance specialist EXOS, has said that health clubs
More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active
A new boutique fitness concept has entered the booming London fitness market today (18 September).
Simon Devane, CEO of sports injury clinic Pure Sports Medicine, has revealed plans to take
Developer Moda has signed a pioneering partnership with wellness company Hero, which will look to
A new report has called for a "major culture shift" in order to get older
Ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a passionate call for the government to finally recognise
Fitness On Demand
Fitness On Demand
Mark Verstegen, founder and CEO of human performance specialist EXOS, has said that health clubs
A boutique indoor rowing and personal training studio – described as the first of its
Jetts Fitness has opened a club in Skipton, Yorkshire, making it the fifth location the
Work could soon begin on what has been described as one of the first developments
SportSoft UK Ltd
SportSoft UK Ltd
1 - 15 of 10,462
Features
feature
I wanted to learn a skill – as an adult you don’t often get the chance to master something new. We called it a school, because we’re all learning all the time - David Jackson
Features
feature
How far is the health club industry from completing its evolution from a niche sector to a mass mainstream movement?
Features
feature
The IHRSA European Congress, which takes place next month in Lisbon, Portugal, is a must-attend, must-experience event for industry leaders doing business in Europe says IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh
Features
Supplier showcase
GoCardless & Speedflex
Features
People
people
If you ‘deficit spend’ with your health in your younger years, you’ll hit 50 and not be in great shape physically or psychologically
People
people
What’s on offer in gyms doesn’t appeal to the majority of the population. I’m intrigued to know why the market doesn’t respond
People
people
The drive behind everything we do is to help our patients get better. Whether that means climbing Everest, or climbing the stairs
People
people
We’re offering members the convenience of having a workout and a chance to shop in a lively, welcoming environment
People
People profile
There’s no doubt in my mind that training outdoors is a huge mood booster, and a better mood will always result in a better workout
People
Interview
In five years’ time, I see us being closer to 500 clubs than 400 and there’s opportunity internationally too –possibly in the US - Rebecca Passmore
People
People profile
Aerial is tough initially, but people get addicted because of the results they see and because it makes you completely switch off
People
Interview
I want to build a social lifestyle brand that combines music and wellness to create something that inspires people. I want to change the way people think of working out, so it’s like going to a club or a concert
People
Interview
In Islington, there’s a strong demand for family facilities and we’re building our first Little Space – a dedicated kids’ training area
People
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Welcome to The Salon & Spa Owners’ Club and Restaurant
Taking place on Sunday 30 September and Monday 1 October at Olympia London, Olympia Beauty continues to inspire beauty professionals.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Taylor Made Designs celebrates 25 years
Back in 1993, James Taylor, the founder and managing director of Taylor Made Designs (TMD), started printing t-shirts for local companies and schools.
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out ...
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Directory
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Computer solutions
Gantner Electronics Ltd: Computer solutions
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Life Fitness: Exercise equipment
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
Skincare
The Tides Wellness: Skincare
Flooring
Gerflor Ltd: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
White Rocks, Hastings
GVA
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-23 Sep 2018
Worldwide,
Diary dates
24-27 Sep 2018
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, United States
Diary dates
Job search
Les Mills
Les Mills