Is co-wellness the new co-working? An inside look at the expansion of co-working into the fitness world
Over the last 5 years, there has been a substantial increase in co-working spaces in Singapore. They offer a new approach to work-life balance and traditional corporate work structures. With the ‘lion city’ recently taking over Silicon Valley as the no.1 city for global startup talent, the demand for spaces that encourage this collaborative and cross-industry business approach is only going to grow.
The primary features of Singapore co-working spaces which have attracted the likes of Hootsuite, Stripe Buzzfeed, Spotify and GuavaPass include the countless networking opportunities, almost unlimited hours, and facilities which trump those of traditional office spaces.
Co-working spaces such as The Working Capitol, The Great Room and Latice80 have recently been joined by a new type of collaborative space. The term ‘co-wellness’ is relatively new to the fitness and health industry. GuavaLabs is the first in Asia to launch a co-wellness facility with a revolutionary approach to corporate fitness, freelance instructor control and turn-key studio rental facilities.
GuavaLabs was originally launched in 2016 by GuavaPass, when the co-founders saw an opportunity to bring the concept of co-working into the fitness space. The first 2,000-square-foot GuavaLabs based in the Mandarin Gallery was designed to provide space for a studio or a trainer to run their own class in a well-equipped workout facility. The space gained such keen interest from instructors and studio owners, that the need for expansion was inevitable.
So, early last month, GuavaPass opened a new a fully functional, 4-room training complex in the heart of the CBD, providing fitness teachers the space needed to help grow their business at minimal cost, maximum return and total control.
The 3,000+ sq ft GuavaLabs in the recently constructed OUE Downtown Gallery provides a state-of the art fitness experience for experts and their members. From the seamless personalised booking system (instructors can book rooms here and clients can book classes here) to the wellness concierge upon entry, to the immaculate facilities, GuavaLabs represents the best the co-wellness concept has to offer.
The GuavaLabs includes a Yoga room (35 pax), a Pilates/Barre/TRX room (25 pax), a Personal training and Bootcamp room (25 pax) and a radical new boxing studio, STILL Boxing. The rooms can be booked by the hour, with flexibility in the time, day or number of continued bookings. Each space features everything needed for personal or group classes, making it a seamless, turn-key experience for both the trainer and their students.
As an instructor, you can rent space with complete control over the cost of a class. Your clients are provided with a personal booking URL and all attendance, payment, and registration can be optionally managed by GuavaLabs. Classes can even be placed on the GuavaPass app if trainers are looking for exposure and to increase their market reach
GuavaLabs includes impressive amenities including showers and bathrooms fitted with luxury Ashley and Co. products, a fully staffed refuel station run by long-standing GuavaPass partners Juice Junkie, and a retail space housing activewear fit for any workout.
STILL boxing is an entirely new concept in boxing fitness, combining the cardio and agility of boxing with HIIT training and strength workouts in one hour-long test of fitness and endurance. Adidas sponsored athlete Liona Hui has been teaching boxing for four years and her residency at this revolutionary studio is drawing an excited crowd to her daily classes. The space is fitted with Asia’s first Aqua Bags and an impressive multi colored light show with music to match it’s hyped energy.
Opened at the beginning of July 2017, GuavaLabs has already gained a sizable following of empowered teachers, impressed students and GuavaPass members. This is definitely a co-wellness space to watch.
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