Dare Studios

Dare studios is the first of Melbourne's 6-star fitness and wellness studios – a place created to break through the noise of conventional workout regimes with their contemporary approach to helping its members achieve their health and fitness goals. We were entrusted with designing a space that could accurately reflect such a unique business. And so, we strived to craft a fitness and wellness fitout that emulated only associations of luxury, collaboration and drive. Read on to see how.   

To design collaborative environments is to design spaces that invite conversation. At Dare, the front-of-house needed to exist as an area where initial consultations could be conducted openly and thoughtfully. We took inspiration from the comforts that organic form and biophilic design can allow - from the warm colour palette, timber application and ceaseless curved elements throughout. Planter pots were built into the seating to complement and cast greenery as the backdrop of conversation.   

The design intent for this fitout incorporated several lighting fixtures to help soften the studio space and forge a moodiness in each room. From a build perspective, however, the existing lighting plan was not sufficient for the revised layout and fitting out an adequate lighting plan required all-new electrical cabling laid throughout the entire space. By doing so, we were able to construct a fitout that could host a series of recessed, dimmable LED strips along the hallway and meet the aesthetical requirements of the design direction.

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There was a distinct mood shift between front-of-house and training areas – where the inviting front-of-house moved quickly into a space that inspired motivation and seriousness. From the calming, rounded front-of-house, angular LED strips frame the training area and resemble that of an athletics track. We opted for a darker, more masculine colour palette in this space. Using blacks, charcoals, and concrete elements supports the intended mood shift and encourage members to feel empowered during their training sessions.   

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As we transition to the back of the space, we see the bathrooms and changerooms set the tone for members at Dare – this was a space where they would start and finish their training sessions. We hoped to maintain a continuation of the sophisticated design intent, with arched backlit mirrors and floor-to-ceiling stone wall tiles. Showers signify a place of rest in this instance, so softer LED strips were favoured over conventional downlights, and white tiles subdue the charcoal stone tiles.   

By paying careful attention to our client's vision and a detailed understanding of their own clients' needs, we could design a sophisticated, modern fitness and wellness studio. Consult the Canopy Fitouts team for your next health and wellness fitout – we don't mind giving you a little advice on cost, budgets, compliance, and space planning. So give us a call on 1800 434 868 or email info@canopyfitouts.com.au, and we would be more than happy to chat with you about bringing your vision to life.   

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