Gym Chain Core Collective chooses technology

posted on Friday, 24th May 2019 by Geny Caloisi

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Core Collective (C/C) is an expanding chain of fitness clubs in Central London that has selected to use premium Crestron technology to improve the workout experience at its luxurious gyms.

Its first site opened in Knightsbridge two years ago, the second one is in Pavilion Road, South Kensington; a third is soon to open in St Johns Woods. All C/C facilities have high-end and easy to use technology, setting a new standard for the fitness industry.

Mood lighting, immersive sound systems, microphones and flat screens are all managed using Crestron’s control panels. Instructors can change the look and feel of the room in an instance, from powerful music with warm oranges and red colours, to soothing tones in purple or blue. Crestron’s ceiling-hanging Pendant speakers, harmonise with the industrial look of the gym.

Members have also welcomed chill out areas where healthy drinks and smoothies, as well as coffees and turmeric lates are served. Everywhere, there are people absorbed behind their computers taking advantage of the beautiful space and the strong Wi-Fi.

For the development of these health clubs, C/C joined forces with London-based automation specialist KNEKTD, which is an exclusive sales agent for Crestron in EMEA, and partner of Technological Innovations Group (TIG), to specify and install a comprehensive Crestron control system. The reception area, changing facilities and both workout zones all benefit from leading technology.

“Having done a great job on our first gym in Kensington, it only made sense for us to bring the KNEKTD team in again,” says Jason de Savery, founder of Core Collective. “They’ve once again provided an outstanding service and a quality installation, we look forward to working with them again on our next gym in St Johns Wood.”

The South Ken gym contains two fitness suites; a velocity room for high intensity energy training and a yoga studio to host a variety of classes. Throughout these areas, power yoga, TRX, and Lift & Row sessions are hosted.

Crestron technology helps energise the sessions, with instructors making use of high-quality audio and signal processors to deliver crystal clear workout instructions. Wireless microphone devices link with the system to provide flexibility for the trainers, and the setup prevents instructors being restricted by the system.

Core Collective Knightsbridge 9

Core Collective Knightsbridge 10

The Yoga studio is equally equipped to provide an advanced set-up, with Crestron Pendant speakers providing smooth audio. The slow, relaxed atmosphere of a yoga class benefits from complimentary ambient lighting. 

The system links the changing facilities to the workout spaces, which starts the Core Collective experience before the class. Integrated speakers prepare members for the session ahead and contribute to maintaining an energised atmosphere following the session.

The entire lighting and AV system can be controlled via the in-wall Crestron touch screens. Light and audio levels and presets can be easily managed by instructors, gym employees and even receptionists.

“After the success of the first Core Collective, choosing to implement a Crestron solution again was an easy decision for us,” comments Shaun Wilson, director and founder at KNEKTD. “It was important to be able to offer the client, a high-quality audio system that could adapt depending on the class-trainers, allowing them to focus on delivering a great class.”

A bit about Crestron...

Crestron home technology delivers elegant control and automation systems perfectly tailored to any lifestyle. To experience what Crestron has to offer interior designers, architects and custom installers can visit the Crestron EMEA Showroom at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour to see exactly how technology can be blended into any interior design, providing the ultimate freedom to personalise every space.


Unit 201 - 205

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre

SW10 0XE

Tel: +44 (0) 207 352 0028


Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications. 

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