Hot desking juggernaut WeWork have officially opened their first gym which it is proudly dubbing a ‘holistic wellness space’.
The location of the WeWork gym named Rise by We is located in Lower Manhattan in an existing WeWork branch boasting 2,500 members.
WeWork’s head of interior design, Brittney Hart, looked after the fit out and design of the new gym and told Wallpaper that, “two years ago, the department was 100 people and all the design was done in New York”.
“Now it’s 400 people and regionalised, with design departments in New York, London, Buenos Aires, Bangalore and Shanghai.”
The idea behind the fitness centre is to help their members recuperate and reinvigorate in a community environment. To achieve this the gym includes three studios – Flight covers running and rowing, Fight does boxing and MMA, and Flow takes care of yoga and meditation. There’s also a spa, cafe and shop because those facilities seem to be mandatory in gyms these days.
Overall the centre exudes a raw industrial feel combined with a modern fit out of stone, marble and wood. A bit of art work also adds to the persona of the area without distracting people from the intended purpose breaking a sweat.