IndigoFitness Create and Install New Gym for Training Shed

Training Shed is a facility located at the One Leisure St. Ives Outdoor, in Cambridgeshire. As they state “At the TRAINING SHED we have a simple aim: to offer the very best functional tools and guidance to help you achieve your potential. The TRAINING SHED is a facility that will motivate you, take you to new levels of training you perhaps never thought possible and is one that most professional sports teams dream of having.”

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The Brief:

The facility started life as four squash courts. Over time, the courts were getting less and less use so One Leisure decided to change the space and provide something more useful to their members. Training Shed took over the space and came to see IndigoFitness about designing a training space that would allow them to bring their concept of providing high performance training environments and programs to the everyday public.

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The Solution:

After plenty of back-and-forth discussions and visualisations of potential layouts using our 3D gym design software, it was decided that splitting the space into five distinct areas would deliver the best solution. The areas were: multi-functional turf (MFTA), Olympic lifting, strength training, cardio, and finally an additional MFTA on the mezzanine floor.

Every facility we design starts from the floor up, with an initial focus on getting the correct layout and flow to maximise space and functionality. We then decide on the most appropriate flooring solutions, supplying the highest quality flooring products for performance and longevity. To support the five different training areas, we opted for a mix of three different flooring types: duraTRAIN in the lifting and strength areas, artificial turf in the MFTA, and PaviFLEX Fitness Eco in the cardio area.

The centre piece in the large open-plan downstairs space is the wall fixed Shadow series rig – which provides four lifting stations, four pull up bars, and multiple ball grip options fitted between the lifting stations. Fixing the rig to the wall also allowed more floor space for additional equipment, and in front of the rigs are three Olympic lifting stations, creating by embedding lifting platforms into the duraTRAIN tiles. Drop zones are created by using a contrasting tile colour and the platforms themselves feature the Training Shed logo. Completing the strength area are two glute ham benches, RAZE Horizontal plate storage racks, wall fixed plate storage, and a compact dual pulley station. Adjustable benches in the dumbbell area and all station strength feature custom branded upholstery with logos and green accents. Stations supplied are selectorised lat pull down/low row combo, leg extension/curl combo, dual stack functional trainer, and a plate loaded incline leg press.

To maximise space in the downstairs MFTA, Zenith storage bays were designed to hold all the small equipment and also provide additional functionality with suspension training/muscle-up bars. Bespoke Training Shed branding on the storage unit provides a big visual impact. Also supplied in this area were Renegade Airbikes, Concept 2 rowers and Ski ergs, and two wall mounted Carbon Claw punchbags.
Up on the mezzanine we replicated the layout of the MFTA on the ground floor with a three-bay bespoke Zenith storage unit and large open plan artificial turf area.

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The Result:

Combining all the above has produced a truly high-class training facility – an environment full of functionality and flexibility that compliments the training and experience that Training Shed want to offer their members.

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