Dogpound, the exclusive gym personal training club and fitness lifestyle brand founded by Kirk Myers, has opened a much anticipated location in West Hollywood. This will be Dogpound’s second outpost since opening its New York flagship in Spring 2016 and reflects sustained, rapid growth of the brand as a disruptor in the fitness and entertainment community.
The stunning 5,500-square-foot space will boast Dogpound’s largest-ever training facility and introduce Dogpound’s infectious energy to Los Angeles. The spectacular, vaulted-ceiling industrial space expands upon Dogpound’s New York program by featuring a visual art program curated by Vito Schnabel and a retail storefront for Dogpound’s forthcoming apparel collection.
With creative direction and branding by Baron & Baron and architecture by Michael Kirchmann of GDSNY, Dogpound West Hollywood reflects the sleek chromatic palette of the New York location but on a bigger scale. Fabien Baron and Kirchmann are ongoing partners of Dogpound and have been with the gym as members and partners since its inception.
“Dogpound is a movement, and since our conception, we have gathered enough momentum that now opening a location in L.A. was inevitable.” says Myers.
“It’s been incredible to be a part of Dogpound’s success in New York, and it’s all thanks to Kirk who knows how to bring amazing people together to create something that reflects his kind, welcoming and generous personality. It’s now time to bring that unique vision and experience to Los Angeles,” adds Baron.
Dogpound provides its high-profile clientele, including industry leaders in fashion, business and entertainment, with a peerless personalized training experience that has received wide acclaim and has created passionate loyalists. The West Hollywood location will bring on new partners and serve as a studio for founder members, including entertainer Adam Levine, as well as long-time clients such as Hugh Jackman, Karlie Kloss, Steve McQueen, Christy Turlington, Ashley Graham, Jasmine Tookes and Olympian Miles Chamley-Watson. "I became a fan of Dogpound while staying in New York and I'm very excited to be a part of its move out to L.A.," says Levine.
Tookes, the Victoria’s Secret angel said of the workout space: “Dogpound is my all-time favorite gym to train at. The energy in there is always at its best and the trainers make the workout fun! Sometimes you don’t even realize you’ve just done an hour workout."
The Dogpound was created by the perfect storm of people, personality and determination. The training sessions led by master trainer Myers are known for their infectious positive energy and dramatic results and have led it to unparalleled success in the modern fitness industry.
They're also renowned for bringing a full-size Dogpound boxing ring as hand luggage, from Qatar to Coachella. Philanthropy is a key pillar of the brand, and Myers' team regularly works to educate youth about leading healthy lifestyles and raise funds for organizations like Global Citizen, Make A Wish Foundation, Hopeland and Community of Unity. All of it together makes this now bi-coastal brand poised to go global.
627 N. Robertson Blvd., thedogpound.com
Photography by: Photography Courtesy of Nigel Barker