The Notting Hill gym which brings outdoor exercise indoors

Biofit's pop-up uses hanging plants, earthy fungus, timber equipment and turf flooring to recreate the look and smell of ...
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Biofit's pop-up uses hanging plants, earthy fungus, timber equipment and turf flooring to recreate the look and smell of a forest in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world.

Urban living doesn't often allow for a run in a park, let alone a forest.

However, a Notting Hill pop-up gym has given Londoners the chance to engage in outdoor exercise without even having to go outside.

Described by founder Matt Morely as "the worlds first 'organic' gym," Biofit uses only natural materials to help its users to reconnect with nature in the middle of one of world's busiest cities.

A large mural of a United Kingdom birch forest, paired with pine wood aromatherapy, is used to create the illusion of ...
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A large mural of a United Kingdom birch forest, paired with pine wood aromatherapy, is used to create the illusion of being outside when glimpsed at the corner of the eye when in the middle of a workout.

With no metal, machinery or LCD screens in sight, Biofit uses hanging plants, earthy fungus, timber equipment and turf flooring to recreate the look and smell of a forest. 

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Biofit takes the concept of eco-design employed in silicon valley headquarters, including Google, and applies it to gym design to create a space that reduces stress and boosts the productivity levels of those working out. 

In order to create this authentic multi-sensory experience for its users, interior designer and landscape architect Lily Jencks styled the space by selecting materials with natural colours, textures and aromas. Jencks used only plant life that was indigenous to the United Kingdom and had air-purifying qualities. 

Even the uneven gym floor contributes to your workout, with great care being taken by Jencks to choose materials, such as turf and hemp flooring, that mimic the natural imperfections of the surfaces you encounter when exercising outdoors. 

The gym only uses Foliage that is native to the UK (e.g. fern and ivy) to reflect the local environment.
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The gym only uses Foliage that is native to the UK (e.g. fern and ivy) to reflect the local environment.

Although the Biofit gym will only be popping-up in Notting Hill for a short period of time, Jencks and Morley are in discussions with other companies interested in installing long-term projects.   

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Turf, hemp flooring that resembles sand and carpeting is used to mirror the slightly uneven surfaces you would encounter ...
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Turf, hemp flooring that resembles sand and carpeting is used to mirror the slightly uneven surfaces you would encounter when exercising outdoors.

 

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