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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. A 30,000-square-foot fitness spectacle with nightclub vibes, the new John Reed Fitness — with Tu l u m - i n s p i r e d interiors, towering Adam and Eve cyborgs, live DJs, and a 2,000-square- foot mural painted by Texas artists — has opened in the former Gold's Gym space in Preston Village. RSG Group (which also owns Gold's Gym) is a world leader in fitness with gyms in Paris, Prague, London, Budapest, and L.A., leveraging the power of sound and design to motivate with almost endless training options: state-of-the-art equipment, machine- strength training, functional training, group fitness and cycling, cardio, and unlimited classes from HIIT to Pilates and yoga. There's a lot to take in beyond weights and rowing. The reception area is swathed in BEASTING IT UP A lexis Kanter spent 10 years as an editor at Conde Nast — most recently as a market editor for Vanity Fair — before launching her new digital marketplace, En Place, earlier this year. Her site connects a global array MISE EN PLACE of design-centric boutique hotels and their guests with emerging artists and makers, many from developing countries. Their handmade heritage wares decorate rooms throughout the hotels and often include a mix of works by local and global artisans, giving guests a chance to experience them up close before buying online. En Place has partnered with hotels Santa Clara 1728 in Lisbon; Hotel Andenia in Sacred Valley, Peru; Can Lluïssó in Mallorca; and Berber Lodge in Marrakesh, as well as hotels in Turkey, France, and Mexico. Kanter, who is 33 and based in New York, traveled extensively to find artisans, discovering hand-spun wool textiles by women in Mexico's Chiapas highlands; and woven lighting pendants, wall lanterns, and vases by female-led weaving communities in Ghana, among others. Each piece has its own voice, its own history. "The most interesting spaces are ones filled with objects that spark conversations and tell a story," Kanter says. "Those are the objects you treasure for years." Rebecca Sherman white on white — a blank, head- clearing canvas before entering fitness nirvana. Turn up the music, let the fitness inspo flow, and snap an athleisure Insta between sets. John Reed Fitness, Preston Center, 8335 Westchester Dr., us.johnreed. fitness. Caitlin Clark Alexis Kanter DJ booth The white-out, head-clearing lobby Left: Marta Bonilla's Volta lamp, $1,280. Above, from left: Marta Bonilla's terracotta vase, $410. Casey Zablocki's Hermosa vase, $610. 26

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