photo: Physical Company
Project: Rise, Bournemouth
When the founders of new studio brand, Rise (R1SE), set out to bring a London-style boutique experience to England’s south coast, they knew they needed a premium fit-out.
Channelling their backgrounds in nightclubs and hospitality, the team created an attention-grabbing combination of lighting, music and design that was unique to the Bournemouth marketplace – then approached Physical Company and Technogym for a fit-out to match the high expectations already being set by the new brand.
Physical Company was appointed specifically as the flooring expert and handed a brief to install functional, easy-to-maintain flooring that also addressed noise concerns: it was important that activities in the small, high-end upstairs gym didn’t drown out the ground floor café and studio space.
The solution was to first install a layer of rubber shock pad across the weights and functional training areas. On top of this came sound- and shock-absorbing Ecore smash tiles in the weights area and in the functional zone, a 1.5m x 11m area of custom turf with the company logo fully woven in.
Additionally, four Ziva landing pads – heavy-duty portable pads designed to absorb the impact of weights dropped from a height – provide additional protection that can be moved around the gym as required, including for slam ball training.
The gym’s cardio zone features 8mm Everlast flooring, as does the downstairs studio, where it provides a durable foundation for HIIT training.
“Rise Bournemouth opened in the summer of 2021, making a bold entry into a market that hadn’t yet seen anything like it,” says Physical Company account manager Paul Farrell. “It has already been very successful and we look forward to partnering with the team as they roll out their model across the south coast.”