After operating our own showroom in London in January 2017, we opened Biofit Calgary in September of the same year and designed a gym for the Karolinska Institute medical university in Stockholm, Sweden that launched in January 2018. We are now developing an exciting pipeline of nature gyms around Europe and Africa.
KAROLINSKA UNIVERSITET GYM BY BIOFIT
Officially opened in January 2018, the indoor gym space designed by biofit within the Health Promotion Unit at the Karolinska Institutet medical research university in Stockholm, Sweden has been created for maximum health benefits as a way to encourage students and staff to stay active and de-stress throughout the year.
Biophilia abounds with details such as air purifying plants; textured moss-like carpets made of 100% sustainable materials; bamboo camouflaged speakers; Japanese style kokedama moss balls; moss ceiling panels; a giant Swedish forest wall mural (with more moss); circadian lighting to improve mental acuity by day while not disrupting sleep after dark, and of course a capsule collection of carefully chosen sandbags, ropes, wall bars, push-up bars, medicine balls and workout toys to encourage movement based training.
Biofit Calgary reunites indoor and outdoor worlds to create a minimalist training space that is truly in harmony with nature. The functional, healthy interiors are specifically designed to help improve mood, reduce stress levels and provide a greater sense of connection with nature.
The 500 sq. ft studio features over 120 air purifying plants, natural aromatherapy, circadian lighting to energise or calm according to the time of day, abundant natural daylight to support the plant life, an air humidifier to remove indoor air pollutants, strict non-VOC cleaning protocols, sound insulating sustainable cork wall panels, upcycled wood plant boxes and biofit's own acoustic music playlists.
A carefully curated collection of training equipment is made of natural materials such as wood, leather and cotton. Highlights include premium leather Bulgarian bags, a sustainable WaterRower, Nohrd wooden stall bars, natural fibre climbing rope and vintage leather head guards, boxing bag and medicine balls.
BIOFIT LONDON SHOWROOM
In January 2017, after two years of research and development, we launched biofit onto the world stage by creating a showroom in London's prestigious Notting Hill district.
Showcasing our bespoke, hand-crafted wooden equipment, the 120sq.m space with 4m high ceilings and abundant natural light was designed by the Lily Jencks studio in London and featured a 7m x 4m forest wall mural, over 200 air-purifying plants suspended from the walls and three different flooring zones for stretching, strength work and movement.
Classes in Movement & Mobility, Strength & Stamina and Play & Fight techniques attracted over 250 clients in the first month, despite the freezing temperatures outside.