Scorpion Fitness merges intense aerobic exercise with a moody lounge atmosphere. Located in a subterranean retail space in Manhattan, light is integrated with primary focal elements of the interior to create distinct thresholds of passage for gym-goers as they move from the vivid natural light of New York City to interior lower level darkness. Light, shadow, material and texture combine to mark the entry threshold, stair, elevator vertical core and the welcome desk. Anticipated construction completion is in 2016. Renderings provided by Bernheimer Architects.