Give your sports club, academy, studio, event or home gym a KNOCK-OUT look!


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About Us

We are Unique!

Our specialist interior design service gives your sports facility or home gym the WOW! factor, and delivers an affordable, impactive space that 'connects' while remaining true to your discipline, character, heritage & style.

We give home interiors the edge to impress, too!

You are Alternative!

We know your style, stand up and be counted:

  • Martial arts, MMA, boxing academies    
  • Yoga, pilates, dance studios
  • Riding schools
  • Golf, Cricket, Bowling club houses
  • Hotel spas and gyms
  • Military Messes
  • Home gyms

Together = Results!

Reap the benefits of a purpose-designed, distinctive interior that defines you and your goals, offering a more rewarding experience and enjoyable space for you and your members to train, play, grow, or relax.

Our Services

Concept Design

Concept Boards

Space Planning

Motivational Graphics

Promotional Banners & Displays

Logos and Branding

My Blog


NEST Academy of the Year Award 2018 - Independent Judge

Finalists for NEST Academy of the Year 2018 award


“Moira provided her professional expertise to act as the Independent Judge for NEST Management’s Academy of the Year Award. Moira took the time to visit all of the award nominees across the UK, and provided interesting and detailed analysis on the appearance, design, and uniqueness of the academies plus more. She also scored all of the candidates and helped choose the final winner of the award. Moira’s knowledge and expertise of both Martial Arts and interior design was invaluable for choosing the award winner. She is a passionate and highly knowledgeable professional who is an absolute pleasure to work with, and we hope to continue to work with her for many years to come.”     

Adam Allcock – NEST Marketing Executive

Great knowledge of the requirements of martial arts clubs & gyms

"When I work with people in business, especially when I’m buying a contracted service, I always have two issues in mind. One is obviously the quality of the product or service, but the other is how the delivery of that service is managed; in other words, how good is the business management within the company in delivering the service on time, to the specification and quality expected and promised, and at the cost agreed. If all those issues are poorly managed then whatever the quality of the product it is prejudiced by poor service.

"Over many years of dealing with Moira during her days of managing Martial Arts Illustrated (MAI) magazine there has never been an occasion when what we agreed and what I expected was never perfectly executed. There was always that dedication to professionalism and caring about the service delivery that I know she will bring to Glove & Lotus. 

"Moira has always demonstrated a great design flair and I can’t think of someone who has a greater knowledge of the requirements of martial arts clubs and gyms, so her work in this arena, alongside her more traditional design work, will have the benefit of her unique ‘eye.’

"Anyone thinking of appointing Glove & Lotus can be assured that they are in absolutely competent and professional hands."

Peter Consterdine 

World Combat Association

British Combat Association

British Combat Karate Association

Home Gym Mirror Fit - Personal & Professional

"I contacted Moira requesting a price for large mirrors to cover a wall in my home gym. The prices I previously obtained were out of my price range. Within a day of contacting Moira she sourced some mirrors which included fitting and were substantially less than any I had managed to find. The following Friday they had been delivered and fitted. Absolutely fantastic service and quality. Moira’s attention to detail and efficiency was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend her services. This is a lady that knows her industry and is very professional but has the personal touch too. Thank you Moira for sorting a job in days that I have spent months trying to do."

Christina Howley

Flockton, West Yorkshire

Colour & Design Expertise

"Moira's expertise in colour and design transformed our newly fitted kitchen. We were pleasantly surprised by her colour choices, they blended very well with our units. Then it was all pulled together with her choice of flooring. Wall pictures and floral attributes made the finishing touches. We were very pleased with the whole design, a good result. Our kitchen is now a very desirable place to work in thanks to Moira. We can happily give her a good recommendation."

Mr & Mrs Glover

Hanging Heaton, Dewsbury, W. Yorks

Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club: Motivational Wall Panels

"From my personal point of view it has been so easy to work with you on this project. Your help & support has been appreciated as you have vision in what looks good in a gym environment. This shows in the panels and the way they have been made."

Mark Reynolds, RABC Coach

“They look amazing, Moira!  I was impressed by how you managed to soften the edges so they are less specific to person but maintain the sharpness of their movement. I like the fact that  90% of people coming to the club don’t instantly recognise the person but identify with the message and the energy.  The material also looks to have a finish that will stand up to the rigours of a working boxing club.  Very clever and very creative.”

Mark Croft, RABC Photographer

Our Story

Moira Spencer - Owner, design consultant

Moira Spencer, owner Glove & Lotus

"I'm  on a mission to help sports club and home gym owners express their personality in the places they train and do business.  So many shy away from imprinting their own and their discipline's character there through uncertainty, leading to dull, underwhelming spaces that lack impetus to inspire those who walk through the doors.  I guide clients on a wonderful interior adventure to explore the possibilities of colour, texture, light and form to create stunning spaces that engage senses, impact mood, engender commitment, and are bespoke to an owner's personal taste, style and budget ."

Moira previously enjoyed a highly successful 30 year career in publishing, working on national and international sports and military magazines such as Martial Arts Illustrated, MMA Uncaged, Horse & Countryside, Combat & Survival and Face-Off . This experience has developed her appreciation and understanding of many alternative sports and activities.  She has now linked this knowledge with a qualification in Professional Interior Design from the National Design Academy and contacts in matting, kit, experiential design, architectural finishes and textiles to deliver a unique interior design service. Clients will receive her personal attention, commitment and skill in providing Concept Designs that impact and fit, well, like a glove!

Take the next steps

Step 1: Call or email us for an informal chat – no obligation.

Step 2: Let us visit your ‘place’ - it's free* - listen to your goals, vision and budget.

Step 3: Happy with the initial consultation – we will fit together a Design Concept, Space Plan and curated samples of floor, fabric, wall, window treatments, including suggestions for motivational graphics.

We can even point you in the direction of furniture and kit suppliers and hook you up with the right installer.

It's a win!

And you've done it!


Price dependent on interior size.

Additional services offered include lighting schematics, wall elevations, procurement.

*Free initial 2-hour consultation within 30-mile radius of Leeds-Bradford. Outside this distance, first 30 miles free then travel costs apply.

Contact Us

Get in touch

Your free consultation awaits!

Get a hold on winning style, we'll show you the ropes.

  • Yorkshire-based
  • National coverage

Glove & Lotus

0787 8750045


Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday 10am - Noon  Sunday: Closed