When it comes to health, wellness, and fitness, Londoners are always on the lookout for the latest technologies and state-of-the-art treatments.
Spending more time at home over the past year and a half has also led to an increased focus on all things self-care. Now, when it comes to keeping my body and mind in good shape, there’s one key thing I always look for: convenience. Let’s face it, working out and being good to yourself can sometimes become a chore. That’s where Repose Space comes in.
Repose Space is co-founded by Daria Ivanova and Mario Kaspers and is a one-stop shop for all things luxury fitness and wellness. “We aim for each and every client to walk through our doors and embark on a journey and way of life with us, where optimising your body’s natural potential is key,” explained Ivanova.
She calls Repose a “sanctuary for the London community”, and as I make my way through their doors and away from busy Kensington High Street, I immediately understand what she means. Beautiful activewear garments line the walls as I enter, and I’m greeted by a team of receptionists who introduce me to my therapist Sanita and Repose marketing consultant Eladio de Leon.
De Leon is also the co-founder of E-Pulsive, the personal training company utilising Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology that has its studio inside Repose Space. He tells me about how he was first introduced to EMS in Germany by E-Pulsive and Repose Space co-founder Mario Kaspers. “Eladio and I decided to set up E-Pulsive after seeing the success and popularity of EMS training in Germany and noticing that it didn’t exist at the same level of professionalism in the UK,” explained Kaspers.
“Repose, on the other hand, was founded due to the lack of anti-gravity yoga in London. Daria, a former trainer at E-Pulsive, approached me to be her business partner in this venture due to the positive experience we had working together.”
De Leon gives me a quick tour around the hub. There was a sense of calm throughout the space as we visited the EMS training zone, the anti-gravity studio, and the biohacking areas which include a cryo chamber, infrared sauna, and a photobiomodulation pod.
Sanita takes me into the treatment room, which has tranquil lighting, candles, and flowers. She introduces me to intelligent skincare brand Forlle’d, which she’ll be using for my Nano Rejuvenation Facial. First, Sanita assesses my skin, noticing the sprinkling of freckles that have darkened over the summer months, and asks about any problem areas I want to work on. What follows is a relaxing treatment where she uses a variety of products from the Japanese anti-ageing company to stimulate collagen production, moisturise the skin, and leave my face plump and refreshed. She uses lymphatic drainage massage techniques to increase blood circulation and help with puffiness.
Sanita is friendly, accommodating, and answers any questions I have about the products she’s using and the benefits of each to my skin. We end the treatment with a blast of cold air from the cryotherapy machine, which pumps liquid nitrogen out and over my face to tighten pores and give an overall brightened look.
As I leave Repose Space, I’m feeling lighter and more refreshed. It’s clear that the team has put a lot of thought and effort into creating a venue that goes above and beyond the status quo and delivers a unique experience for its clients. “With innovation pulsating throughout every corner of Repose, our holistic and scientific approach to fitness and health has been carefully nurtured, bringing two worlds into one,” said Ivanova. “We do this to create an exclusive wellness experience that taps into your mind, body, and soul.”