A 1Rebel high-intensity ‘super gym’ has opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Martin Audio’s BlacklineX and ADORN technology at its core.
Sixteen months ago, just before the COVID outbreak brought the world to a standstill, Middlesex Sound & Light (MSL) undertook a contract in Saudi Arabia to implement a brand new gym concept with a‘club-spec’ technical infrastructure.
While it represented a joint venture between 1Rebel in the UK (represented by James Balfour and Giles Dean) and Pulse Fitness Group’s Fahad Alhagbani and Nathan Clute, there have subsequently been a number of venues open in London, all bearing the familiar imprint of Martin Audio BlacklineX loudspeakers.
“We had already specced Martin Audio in other 1Rebel venues as they represent great value for money, and display tremendous sonic quality,” said project manager Toby Jones of Middlesex Sound & Light (MSL).
Large quantities of Martin Audio Blackline X12, X10, X8 and X115 and SX212 subwoofers were supplied locally by Martin Audio partner’s Dubai-based distributor, PRO LAB, along with 16 ADORN A55 for the waiting, changing and reception areas.
1Rebel Riyadh features separate male and female studios, each with its own delineated fitness zones. Knowing that the spec needed to match the high intensity of these studios, with trainers curating their own playlists, Jones began work on the original concept design with lighting designer Durham Marenghi.