Block // London
Block // London

Block // London
Block // London

Block // London
Block // London

Block // London
Block // London

Block // London
Block // London

Block // London
Block // London

Block // London
Block // London

New concepts for sports clubs and gyms

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If you really have to sweat, why not do it in the cool surroundings and relaxed atmosphere of a club?

The urban crowd hungry for energy, physical fitness and good looks can rely on exceptional gyms and sports clubs with sophisticated concepts in all the world’s big cities. These facilities are chic and stylish, offering innovative workouts, the latest equipment and a growing number of integrated smart features. Trendy music and a chill-out lounge are de rigeur. Whether your gym is designed as a boutique or a mega club, it’s not just fun to work out but also a great opportunity to meet cool people.


Blok · London, UK

One of these magic places is located inside a former Victorian tram depot in London. At the Blok, the original brick walls are just as well preserved as the concrete ceiling and cast iron girders. The training philosophy is based on conveying new capabilities and improving your technique in order to build up your personal fitness continuously. The Blok also offers a number of healthy, natural meals and individual diet plans. The Blok provides the most varied options to flex your muscles and do some cardio, plus yoga and Pilates classes, an aesthetically designed gallery, the Blok Café and stylish showers and changing rooms. You can even choose sportswear from the gym’s own collection.

Virgin Active Fitness Club · Singapore

Spread across seven zones totalling 3,066 sqm, this mega club in central Singapore provides an incredibly diverse range of facilities that leaves nothing to desire. The club’s philosophy says it all: We’re offering active people whatever makes them happy – energy, vitality and the wonderful feeling of moving your body and sweating in style.

In addition to state-of-the-art equipment, the club boasts a gigantic pool, ice rooms, a unique salt inhalation chamber, sleeping pods and large workout and yoga areas. Virgin’s “wow” features include up to 200 workout classes per week, e.g. cycling or body pumping, in a vibrant atmosphere. There’s a coffee lounge and other selected services on offer such as massages, manicures, pedicures and facial treatments.

Virgin Active Clubs is a global chain with 61 clubs in the UK alone. Portugal has four and Spain eight. Virgin is also represented in 14 cities in Italy. Plus, there are six clubs in Australia, five in Thailand and 140 in Africa.

MV Fitness · Baltimore, US

The MV Fitness Club is situated on two levels of a unique classical building dating back to the nineteenth century in a central position within the upmarket neighbourhood of Mont Vernon in Baltimore, Maryland (US). The contrast of high lofty rooms and stucco ceilings, cosy fireplaces and lustres with futurist workout equipment creates a special – indeed unique – atmosphere. Although this neighbourhood gym is on two floors and relatively small, it still offers a wide range of facilities for working out and relaxing that all meet the requirements of discerning customers. Vanity Fair magazine from Paris voted MV Fitness as one of the World’s Top Ten most beautiful clubs. Time and again, Top Gym magazine from Baltimore has listed the club among the city’s top gyms.