Crossover have been fantastic at both installing systems at our newest studio and continual AV support services across all our other sites. They are extremely responsive within a timely manner and very knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with.
Portia Graham - Regional Manager - Psycle
Psycle is one of London’s most well-established boutique fitness brands, with an ever-expanding portfolio of high-calibre fitness studios operating 4 distinct immersive class-based exercise concepts in their London studios and providing online content via their platform Psycle at Home.
Psycle initially approached Crossover to deliver the AV systems for their West London studio on Westbourne Grove. The brief was to raise the bar on the AV at their existing studios, whilst retaining the feel of the lighting and sound used at their existing sites.
Effects lighting for spin studio
A custom-made pattern of stunning lighting strips was created for the spin studio at Westbourne Grove, featuring LED pixel tape housed in metal extrusion. A range of different lighting scenes can be triggered by the instructor from an elegant yet robust keypad mounted on a swing-arm console next to their bike. This swing arm also houses the audio controls and holds the instructors laptop / music playing device. Crossover's lighting designer worked carefully with the Psycle team on the colour-schemes, movement and range of effects to enhance the energy and moods of their spin classes.
Sound Systems for boutique fitness
Psycle’s London spin studios feature a dual-sound system design, with distinct sets of loudspeakers dedicated to the music and to the instructor vocal. This concept is designed to ensure the instructors are heard loud and clear over the music. In addition, the instructor can hear themselves with crystal clarity over dedicated monitors either side of the instructor podium. Even when the music is playing at nightclub levels.
AV Service & Maintenance
Having impressed the Psycle team with our quality of audiovisual support and service response times, Crossover were formally engaged with an AV service and maintenance agreement covering the AV in all Psycle’s studios, helping them to maintain a consistently high-calibre experience for their members.
Psycle at Home - online fitness classes
As Psycle looked to develop their online offering for live streamed and on-demand fitness classes, Crossover were brought onboard to design, supply and configure AV systems to help translate Psycle's dynamic workout experiences to viewers at home.
An important element in the setup is helping the class instructor to feel at ease and able to focus on providing instructions and encouragement whilst selecting workout music tracks as they would in a studio class. Hence a streaming system which replicated live audio playback from local loudspeakers was designed, feeding a mix of the vocal and music into the live stream.