Health House offers classes that combine exercise, education and nutrition in equal measure. The owner wanted a space that was an extension of Health House’s mission. We approached the tenant finish project with simplicity in mind. The facility has an open plan with durable cork flooring to accommodate the intense workout programs. Storage is divided into individual wall niches with baltic birch casework sized for specific workout functions. The front desk is the main built element, a freestanding box with an interior warmed by pine siding and flush mounted Edison bulbs. Health House stresses functional body-weight training. The fitness center has minimal equipment and no mirrors, so the workout equipment that is used brings the space to life. Wooden water rowing machines are an architectural element in themselves. Bulgarian bags hang from blackened steel hooks. With controlled daylight and adjustable lighting, the space is perfectly suited for the wide range of workouts Health House provides.