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Les Mills Lambton Quay gym raises the bar in sustainability
Les Mills, New Zealand’s largest and most awarded gym chain, has unveiled its greenest ever club at Wellington’s Lambton Quay.
Every aspect of the design of the new state-of-the-art gym has been developed with the environment front-of-mind, from feature walls made from recycled materials and the re-use of old squash court flooring from Newlands College, to cardio equipment that cuts energy use by half.
Les Mills New Zealand National Facility and Sustainability ManagerJoanna Ealand says there has never been a greener Les Mills club.
Commenting on its environmental credentials, Ealand explains "we encouraged our development team to constantly ask, 'How will this impact the environment?'"
As a result, the gym features low-flow showerheads, recycled floors and walls, dual-flushing toilets, and LED lighting, while the the build itself was notable for minimising its impact on the environment.
Ealand explains "there are several new initiatives that make this gym special, including extensive use of environmentally-friendly materials and stringent green practices that formed part of our contract with the construction company, Freear Phillip."
From the outset of the Lambton Quay fit-out, project managers Freear Phillip established key sustainability initiatives to minimise the effect of the development on the environment. Working with EnviroWaste, construction waste was recycled wherever possible; all documentation was kept electronic; and carpooling, careful planning of deliveries, and use of fuel-efficient, low-emission company vehicles minimised the impact of transport to and from the site.
Fit-out materials were purchased from suppliers with established sustainability policies, including Fletcher Building and Resene Paints, and were specified by leading environmental consultants.
Ealand adds “along with energy-saving products, our consultants sourced locally-manufactured furniture.
“As an alternative to bamboo for our feature walls, we utilised recycled Tawa, which was formerly a squash court flooring removed from Newlands College Gymnasium.”
As part of its growing commitment to sustainability, Les Mills also has an Energy Practice Manager who sits on the design team to ensure all design decisions are made with energy efficiency in mind.
Les Mills is now also leading the industry in its choice of gym equipment, which helps the club to run cleaner and greener.
Here Ealand explains “we’re seeing a welcome evolution in gym equipment and we’re thrilled with what we’ve chosen for Lambton Quay.
“We’ve partnered with Life Fitness, which is more energy efficient than any other fitness equipment brand.”
With Life Fitness’ new generation treadmills using up to 52% less energy than their competitors, Ealand concludes “the exercise bikes and cross-trainers we selected use energy from the exerciser to generate power, reducing electrical draw by up to 75%
“Les Mills Lambton Quay has replaced Les Mills on The Terrace and, wherever possible, we’ve reused items from the previous club; and if we couldn’t reuse items, we’ve done our best to salvage them, either recycling or selling them.
“It’s our duty as a New Zealand business to look after our country and we’re proud to do our bit.”
Acknowledged as world's largest provider of choreographed exercise-to-music group fitness classes with more than more than five million people in 80 countries taking part in a Les Mills group fitness class each week, Les Mills has 10 gyms throughout New Zealand with over 50,000 members.
Click here to visit the Les Mills Lambton Quay website.
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