Colliers International Group Inc. has been retained as the exclusive tenant representative for KOBOX, a boutique London-based boxing studio that provides a “Fight Club meets Nightclub” environment.
This will be the boxing studio’s first U.S. location.
KOBOX is the brainchild of Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, Shane Collins.
Founded last year in London, the studio has quickly grown a strong client base at its flagship location. The New York studio will offer high-end boxing based classes, combining heavy boxing routines with functional strength training.
Inspirational instructors and a nightclub standard sound system will create an environment for any fitness level.
The KOBOX space will be designed to offer a boutique experience that includes a 40-person boxing studio, a kitchen serving healthy shakes and snacks, a retail line, and high-end changing room facilities.
Colliers International’s executive managing director Scott Edlitz will lead the efforts to find KOBOX its flagship U.S. location in New York City.
KOBOX is looking for lower level space encompassing 5,000 to 6,000 s/f. The standard store layout includes the main studio space, a café area, a retail component, and a private changing area. Colliers International’s Edlitz is currently looking for space in the Flatiron District, Chelsea, Tribeca, the Financial District, and East Long Island.
“There has been a growing demand for diverse fitness experiences in New York City,” Edlitz said.
“We’re looking forward to bringing another international brand into the New York market, and I believe KOBOX will quickly win over New Yorkers with its high-energy workout routines. Over the past few years, New York has seen tremendous growth in the fitness space. KOBOX will offer area residents the opportunity to get involved with boxing without the commitment of hiring a private trainer.”
“Colliers International has a remarkable track record in the international markets and a local team with excellent knowledge of New York City retail real estate,” said Shane Collins, co-tounder of KOBOX.
“Our goal has always been focused on expanding the brand to the U.S. and especially to New York to further meet the needs of fitness conscious residents.”
KOBOX is one of many fitness studios looking to take up space in
New York. Areas in the city once known as the centers of high fashion have now become enclaves for fitness studios and retailers selling workout apparel.
Boutique gyms are allowing the city’s youthful residential population to feel like they are part of a community as fitness classes have become ingrained into the city’s social scene.