Middlesex Sound & Light (MSL) recently completed the ninth installation in the high intensity 1Rebel gym infrastructure, with the completion of 1Rebel Oxford Circus.
The company’s eighth premium site in London, the self-styled ‘King of Gyms’ has a portfolio that extends to the Middle East.
Described as a fitness-fashion hybrid boasting nightclub quality production values, each site features high-octane sound reinforcement from the Martin Audio catalogue.
Originally introduced to owners Giles Dean and James Balfour around four years ago as a replacement for its previous sound supplier, MSL provided a sophisticated AV upgrade of the first two venues, which were already in the estate, before setting out a design blueprint for future roll-out.
This would take into account the operators’ different studio concepts such as the trainer-led ‘Ride’, ‘Reshape’ and ‘Rumble’.
1Rebel Oxford Circus features two of the three large studio concepts: Rumble (explosive boxing sessions for 55 clients, immersed in 45 minutes of sound and energy) and Reshape (offering a gruelling and dynamic programme of weights, core and cardio training, equipped for 25 people).
Project manager and designer Toby Jones confirms that Martin Audio products - from BlacklineX and CDD through to Adorn - now appear in all venues.
“At Oxford Circus, the profile and raw sound of BlacklineX perfectly suit the brick-built industrial theme of the interior,” he says.
“BlacklineX again met all the requirements for performance and budget, and this is the third venue in which it is featured.”