Combining the mental and physical health benefits of biophilic design principles with natural fitness training, biofit is our dedicated nature gym business. After launching with a pop-up showroom in London, fully licensed affiliate Biofit Calgary opened in late 2017 followed by an indoor nature gym by biofit for Stockholm's Karolinska Institutet and an outdoor beach gym at the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club on the Adriatic Coast in summer 2018.
In urban locations we combine natural, healthy and sustainable design principles to create gym spaces that are toxin-free, with plant purified air, circadian rhythm lighting and plenty of biophilia in the form of natural colours, textures, shapes and materials. And plants, many plants.
One step closer to natural or 'wild' fitness, our outdoor gyms offer a direct connection to the elements without compromising on convenience. We are currently working with Africa’s leading safari lodge brand to develop a unique fitness concept in the African bush.
vitamin nature rooms
By leveraging the mood-enhancing, positivity-boosting properties of natural, biophilic design, we create multi-sensory wellness spaces that have been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety and stress levels while promoting creativity and mental focus.
The first of these spaces was created specifically for stressed-out office workers in London's business district of Canary Wharf in 2018. for local real estate developer EcoWorld Ballymore as a way to showcase the impact of natural, healthy and green spaces like this one on local professionals taking time out from their work day for a team meeting, creative brainstorming session or simply a little downtime during their lunchbreak.
By integrating biophilic design into office buildings, both indoors and out, businesses can align their work environment with their brand values, while attracting top talent, reducing staff absenteeism and increasing worker productivity.
We recently designed a light-filled coworking space with air-purifying plants, bespoke pine wood desks and a calming wall mural of a nearby bay for the Porto Montenegro resort town on the Adriatic Coast. www.ic.portomontenegro.com
Our next project is a 5-floor corporate office building just outside Zurich belonging to a multi-national organic food company; we are collaborating with local design agency Rawcut as advisors on all things biophilic, healthy and earth-friendly in the office fit-out.
There is a growing body of evidence behind both healthy and biophilic design; we have delivered two innovative research projects with a team of experts from the University of Essex (UK) on the impact of biophilic indoor environments on human health and wellbeing. In each case, our spaces delivered substantial improvements in mood, creativity and productivity while reducing stress and anxiety.
Our first research project was on indoor green exercise during the Biofit organic gym pop-up in London, that was followed by a study into the effects of Vitamin Nature at our wellness room for EcoWorld Ballymore in early 2018. We are now working on a third piece of research to quantify the impact of our biophilic design work on the interiors of a corporate headquarter building in Switzerland.