Ventilation passes Fitness First test
To provide comfortable conditions in exercise areas of a gymnasium where a low ceiling made the atmosphere unacceptable, textile ventilation ducts have been installed vertically in structural columns and fed with conditioned air via ductwork in the ceiling. The textile ventilation was supply for the Fitness First gymnasium by IPS Ventilation and adds a striking decorative aspect to the premises. The columns also support full-length mirrors which provide a feeling of spaciousness. Gymnasium manager Mike Holt says, ‘We were supplied with spare ducts, which means that we can quite simply remove the ducts when they need cleaning, send them to the laundry, and use the substitute ducts until the original ones return. Members enjoy the pleasant feeling of standing in front of the mirrors to cool off as the air circulates around them.’ Fitness First is the world’s second-largest chain of health clubs, with 350 clubs and 870 000 members worldwide.