McFit unveils mega fitness lab project

1 Sep 2017

With a surface of more than 50,000 square meters to be opened by the McFit Group in Oberhausen, The Mirai was described as the largest gym in the world and a laboratory for innovation in fitness.

Scheduled to open before the end of 2019, The Mirai (meaning “future” in Japanese) is meant to be accessible to consumers without charge, to display and try out the latest in fitness technology and training.

It turns out that The Mirai is the venture to be managed by Ralph Scholz at the McFit Group. When he relinquished his function as project manager for FIBO earlier this year, it was said that he would be leading special projects at the German fitness group.

“The idea to create a fitness hall for all has already existed at McFit for more than twenty years. The Mirai is turning this vision into reality,” said Rainer Schaller, founder and chief executive of the McFit Group, in a statement.

Drawings circulated by McFit depict areas dedicated to training categories such as balance, strength and flexibility, as well as a Future Lab. The Mirai will be established in former industrial halls in the Ruhr region, one of the most densely populated areas in Europe.

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