UrbanSweat Opens in Silo Studios in The Nations
Construction of the new 1,300-square-foot sauna studio is complete
The build-out of UrbanSweat – a new luxury infrared sauna and cold plunge studio – has been completed and is now open, those involved in the project announced today. Constructed by Dowdle Construction Group and designed by SV Design, the 1,500-square-foot space is located within Silo Studios, an 80,000-square-foot office and retail complex that opened in late 2020 on Centennial Boulevard in The Nations.
UrbanSweat features six saunas or “sweat” rooms and a cold plunge tub. Large barn doors on each sauna booth are a focal point for an otherwise simple yet sleek space.
“Having served as the contractor for the restoration of Silo Studios a few years ago, it was very rewarding to continue our work within the space alongside Southeast Venture Design, especially with such a great client,” said Dowdle Construction Principal Chase Manning. “It’s always a pleasure to work with businesses like UrbanSweat that are so passionate about what they do.”
UrbanSweat offers infrared sauna and cold therapy services. A 30-minute sauna session also includes light and sound therapy. Contrast (hot/cold) therapies have many health benefits, which is what drew owner Kristen Nicholson to bringing this method of whole-body and -mind therapy to Nashville’s fastest growing neighborhood.
“I’ve spent over 20 years in healthcare, and this was my first time starting my own business from the ground up. As a female entrepreneur, it was important to me to choose someone that I could trust for the build-out,” said Nicholson. “From the start, Dowdle gained my trust and was a true partner throughout the process, communicating daily and proactively anticipating my needs. With the potential issues of labor and material shortages, there was a lot of uncertainty in timelines and costs, but I trusted their insight in finding solutions. I am really proud of what we built together!”