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1Rebel to send London into a spin with fitness amphitheatre

Alternative fitness operator 1Rebel has opened the world’s first spin studio amphitheatre in Victoria, London.

The 7,000sq ft (650sq m) arena at Victoria’s Nova – a multi-restaurant development in the area – houses an 86-bike studio over three stories, as well as an instructor platform that ascends and descends during the class via a remote control scissor lift.

The spin studio is also home to a sensory shower system and a 3D sound system – one of only two in the world along with the one at the Sydney Opera House.

From a design point of view, the studio is encased in industrial-modern copper piping and white lacquered exposed brick. A galvanized steel staircase leads up to the changing areas while milky PVC drapery adorns said staircase.

"Places like this are built for performance," said brand ambassador and Olympic heptathlon gold medalist, Louise Hazel. "They exist to push you to your optimum limits, to make you better."

1Rebel was set up by founders Giles Dean and James Balfour three years ago and also has sites at Broadgate, Bayswater and the Southbank in London.

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Alternative fitness operator 1Rebel has opened the world’s first spin studio amphitheatre in Victoria, London.
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Tech
Body composition analysers are an excellent way to differentiate your club, as well as help your members get results. Kath Hudson reports
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IHRSA update
Kristen Walsh, associate publisher at IHRSA, reveals the top performing health club operators in the US, Canada and Latin America
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Cycling
A new age of indoor cycling is upon us, characterised by a more diverse range of bikes and consumers. Steph Eaves breaks down the options in this two-part series
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New trends
A combination of being hunched over desks and dynamic workouts have led to a new trend in assisted stretching studios. Is this the next big thing and should health club operators be adding it for their members? Kath Hudson reports
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Floatation
Scientists believe floatation therapy could be a shortcut to meditation and much more than just a relaxation amenity for health clubs. Niamh Madigan dives in to find out more
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News report
A disused tower block in central São Paulo has been converted into a vibrant fitness, sport and leisure destination for the city, as Kim Megson reports
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People
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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
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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
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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
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Aerial is tough initially, but people get addicted because of the results they see and because it makes you completely switch off
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Ultimately, people don’t need a place to exercise; if that’s what they want, they’ve got their front room. What people really need from us is the inspiration and motivation to exercise – and that’s the DNA of Third Space
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Profile
We’ve strategically positioned ourselves as mid-market, with a more premium offering than many of our competitors
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New concept
Women over the age of 50 are becoming super-consumers – in the US, they control nearly 75 per cent of all wealth – and they’re spending their money on products and services that improve their health and lifestyle
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The Mirai isn’t about money – perhaps if it were, we wouldn’t be doing it. We have to balance the books, but when you’re the leading player in the European market, as we are, you also have to find new challenges
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We develop a community feel by partnering people up in classes and running social events and monthly challenges
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