ADJ delivers for In Motion Fitness experience
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
adjThe Out of this World Galaxy Spin Studio
USA - Northern California’s In Motion Fitness boasts 16,000 members. The heavily themed five-acre Mediterranean fitness resort features a wide variety of spaces used for different activities and classes, each with their own different interior design. Its latest addition is a space-themed spin studio which features multiple ADJ mirror balls and LED lighting fixtures.
Located in Chico, CA, the resort is dedicated to continually expanding and renovating the facilities available to its members. The latest chapter in this expansion was the renovation and re-theming of a former dance studio to create the Out of this World Galaxy Spin Studio, which officially opened on 1 March this year. The space allows gym members to ‘escape from their current reality for the duration of a spin class and boldly go to a place that could easily be what a dance club in the Star Wars universe may look like’.
From the outset of the project, the owner and manager of In Motion Fitness agreed that lighting would be central to the design of the new space. They therefore brought in a specialist, Lindsey Glass of Glass Designs.
The room is relatively small, somewhere between 2,500 and 3,000 sq. ft., and currently houses 23 exercise bikes, although that number could be almost doubled if it weren’t for COVID-19 restrictions. However, the space feels considerably larger than it actually is. This is because three of the walls are covered with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, which create the illusion of a sea of bikes spreading out in every direction. The space theme is introduced by a full ceiling wrap features planets and stars, which is punctured by zig-zagging slashes of neon-style LED tape.
Five of ADJ’s M-2020 20” mirror balls are spread through the ceiling of the room, five of which are attached to M-101HD rotators. These are surrounded by eight additional 12” M-1212 mirror balls from ADJ as well as a number of gold mirror balls sourced from another supplier.
“I really wish ADJ made gold mirror balls,” states Lindsey, “we tried three different companies and none of them were anywhere near the quality of the silver ones we bought from ADJ.”
Despite Lindsey’s extensive experience in lighting, her previous work had been predominantly in the commercial and static installation sectors. She therefore set about looking for a company that could not only supply lighting fixtures to illuminate the mirror balls, but could also provide sales support to help ensure she selected the correct product for the task.
Lindsey continues, “We chose the PinPoint GOBO Color, which was an undisputed winner. The intensity of the output and variable beam angle were perfect for what we wanted to do. Because the ceiling was plaster, we didn’t really have the option of moving the power, so had to work with what was already there, which limited our fixture placement. And we also really didn’t want any overspray, we wanted all of the light to hit the ball. The PinPoint GOBO Color allowed us to do that beautifully at the distance we had to work with. The effect really is amazing.”
A total of four PinPoint GOBO Color fixtures are installed in the space, two to illuminate a single central M-2020 mirror ball and two more that pick out one additional M-2020 each.

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