AKT – Redmond
In 2019 CPM was introduced to a new Xponential Fitness franchisee for their AKT brand, who was going to open up three locations. Developed by Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser, AKT is a prescription based dance concept, deeply rooted in movement and positive energy. Fueled by positivity and a belief that movement has a powerful, lasting impact, AKT is for all body types and fitness levels. With this positivity and combination of personal training and movement-based technique, AKT empowers members to become stronger in their bodies, minds, and communities – and they have fun doing it!
Location one was going to be at the Redmond Town Center. Our Pre-Construction department met with the client on site and began the process of understanding where they were at, and where they wanted to end up at. This is one of our favorite opportunity moments in our business. Getting to meet clients for the first time and hearing them share their dreams and visions of what the space will look like and how it should function once open. We truly do love helping make our clients dreams come true. We all decided the best approach for this project would be a team build. We helped the franchisee navigate through the architect and structural engineer selection process and they in-turn brought the acoustic engineer and landlords rep to the table. The design had its fair share of issues so working together and not in silos, was the only way we were going to come to a positive solution. Putting a dance/fitness tenant on the second floor of a mall and not have anyone hear them was not an easy feat to figure out, but we acceptance the challenge, didn’t take no for an answer and found a way to not only make it work, but to stay within budget as well.
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