UN1T® are a strength and conditioning studio franchise offering a trio of conditioning, strength and mobility focused classes, all incorporating teamwork and UN1TY. After travelling to 29 countries across 3 continents and learning everything he could about training methods and sports philosophies from different cultures, founder Rob Smyth opened the first UN1T® in April 2017 in London. By November 2018, the first franchise had opened in Munich, Germany, and then further afield into the Middle East with franchisees opening in Kuwait and Qatar and most recently in Dubai (pictured below).
The training style in UN1T® focuses on group training based on real, science backed programmes which are developed and approved by some of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the world. Each programme lasts for 12 weeks and consists of 3 different phases of training, following the same protocol as professional sports teams and athletes but targeting your everyday athlete. Each member works towards their own specific goals during the following phases:
- Phase 1- Hypertrophy
- Phase 2- Strength
- Phase 3- Power
The ethos in UN1T® is 'We Train As One', with members training in pairs or groups to push one another to give it their all and reach their goals. UN1T® removes the obsession over body composition and places the emphasis on performance. Each programme is created to deliver results in an engaging and motivating way and instil health and fitness as a lifestyle for their members, rather than a quick fix to lose weight.
Despite each UN1T® studio being miles and countries apart, each one is instantly recognisable with a similar look and and style, and have all been designed specifically to include highly functional and strength equipment. The brief that BLK BOX received from founder Rob was to create a facility that allows the pairing of interval conditioning and strength training to be executed, ensuring the floor space is maximised throughout. The equipment in each studio allows for bodyweight movements, strength training and conditioning using a wide range of equipment including Ski Ergs, Concept 2 rowers and TRX’s, as well as BLK BOX Kettlebells, Medicine Balls, Battle Ropes, Dumbbells, Benches and Plyo Boxes. There are a number of TV monitors mounted to the wall displaying the workout for each session.
“Greg and his team have been very supportive from day 1 and we continue to grow globally with them ensuring our franchisees get the best quality equipment on the market.“ - Rob Smyth, Founder.
It’s been a busy few years for UN1T® and we don’t expect them to slow down anytime soon. They grew massively during the pandemic and the year ahead looks very positive for UN1T® with new studios across the UK as well as new sites in Dublin, Vienna, Sydney and its first studio in the USA which they are planning to reveal shortly.