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HCM People: Gareth BaleJoint partner, Rowbots

We noticed this gap in the UK market for a complete workout that invigorates the body while impacting the mind

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Gareth Bale has invested in the new Rowbots boutique concept / PHOTO: PA/MAURICE VAN STEEN/VI Images/PA Images
Gareth Bale has invested in the new Rowbots boutique concept / PHOTO: PA/MAURICE VAN STEEN/VI Images/PA Images

Real Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale has announced he’s investing in Rowbots, a new rowing-driven fitness boutique concept. Bale will be a joint partner and investor in the startup.

The Rowbots concept will employ rowing and dynamic floor exercises to create a complete body workout.

The business has secured its first location at 42 Eastcastle Street in Fitzrovia, London via Shelley Sandzer.

The 1,800sq ft unit will provide space for 11 rowing machines and floor work, with a capacity of 22 people per class.

The interiors have been designed by chief brand and design officer, Sarah Mannerings, and will have an industrial style, complete with mood-lighting and ‘urban’ finishes.

Bale – who has won four European Champions League titles with Real Madrid in the past five years – is known for including rowing as an integral part of his fitness routine, and this has spurred his involvement in the new concept.

Investors
He joins CEO Sam Green and fellow investors Greg Zimmerman and Joshua Barnett on the Rowbots top team.

Green, co-founder and CEO, said: “Our objective is to empower our customers to be strong both physically and mentally, utilising the incredible power of rowing, which works 85 per cent of the body.

“Right now, London has nothing like this concept and we have strong aspirations for the future of the business and are excited about the start of our journey with our debut London location.”

Rowbots will focus on high-end training, with rowing and floor work at the core of the concept
Rowbots will focus on high-end training, with rowing and floor work at the core of the concept
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Real Madrid and Wales football star Gareth Bale will be joint partner and investor in Rowbots, a rowing-based boutique concept
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HCM People: Gareth BaleJoint partner, Rowbots

We noticed this gap in the UK market for a complete workout that invigorates the body while impacting the mind

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 5
Gareth Bale has invested in the new Rowbots boutique concept / PHOTO: PA/MAURICE VAN STEEN/VI Images/PA Images
Gareth Bale has invested in the new Rowbots boutique concept / PHOTO: PA/MAURICE VAN STEEN/VI Images/PA Images

Real Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale has announced he’s investing in Rowbots, a new rowing-driven fitness boutique concept. Bale will be a joint partner and investor in the startup.

The Rowbots concept will employ rowing and dynamic floor exercises to create a complete body workout.

The business has secured its first location at 42 Eastcastle Street in Fitzrovia, London via Shelley Sandzer.

The 1,800sq ft unit will provide space for 11 rowing machines and floor work, with a capacity of 22 people per class.

The interiors have been designed by chief brand and design officer, Sarah Mannerings, and will have an industrial style, complete with mood-lighting and ‘urban’ finishes.

Bale – who has won four European Champions League titles with Real Madrid in the past five years – is known for including rowing as an integral part of his fitness routine, and this has spurred his involvement in the new concept.

Investors
He joins CEO Sam Green and fellow investors Greg Zimmerman and Joshua Barnett on the Rowbots top team.

Green, co-founder and CEO, said: “Our objective is to empower our customers to be strong both physically and mentally, utilising the incredible power of rowing, which works 85 per cent of the body.

“Right now, London has nothing like this concept and we have strong aspirations for the future of the business and are excited about the start of our journey with our debut London location.”

Rowbots will focus on high-end training, with rowing and floor work at the core of the concept
Rowbots will focus on high-end training, with rowing and floor work at the core of the concept
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/imagesX/323082_485196.jpg
Real Madrid and Wales football star Gareth Bale will be joint partner and investor in Rowbots, a rowing-based boutique concept
Gareth Bale, joint partner, Rowbots,Gareth Bale, Rowbots, rowing-based boutique, rowing, fitness, gym
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What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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Company profile: Octane Fitness
A global innovator of high-performance fitness equipment, Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, continually redefines ...
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Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Audio visual
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Management software
GymSales: Management software
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