or two of West Wood’s star instructors with a spotlight wash effect. Like the previous three sites, Aston Quay was fitted with two advanced Panasonic Laser Light Source projectors using Panasonic’s advanced colour-matching and edge-blending technology to deliver Les Mills’ intense motion graphics in rich, immersive colours. But the biggest of West Wood’s studios called for the biggest projector solution. At Westmanstown, we ramped it up a notch with a third projector for the enormous movie-spec screen, and installed Digital RGB strips in a forward-motion arrow design that extended from the ceiling down the perimeter walls to create a truly mind-bending futuristic tunnel effect and complete peripheral visual engagement.
With each of the five sites kitted out with full pro audio, projection, and lighting systems, intuitive control capability was essential to ensure a smooth immersive experience for members and instructors alike. To facilitate this, we supplied each studio with our proprietary Control-AV and Auto-AV technology. Control-AV provides an exceptionally simplified way for instructors to control the whole AV suite in real-time using a simple iPad GUI for live classes, and, since West Wood have cleverly optimised their studios for standard virtual content usage outside of immersive slots, Auto-AV means entire virtual classes and AV sequences can be pre-programmed in advance to activate and run themselves. Special mention here to our lighting programme designers, who coalesce each and every pixel in every single lighting fixture into a series of spectacular lightshows that instructors just have to select!
Hutchison-t’s tech solutions and the exceptional immersive concept and content developed by Les Mills have made the immersive fitness experiences at West Wood possible, but without West Wood’s own outstanding progressivism, vision, and commitment to GroupX evolution, the projects could never have been implemented to such amazing scale and effect. West Wood Clubs continue to live up to their stellar reputation as Dublin’s foremost provider of cutting-edge group exercise experiences.