Location: Reading, England
Training Space: Rehab, Strength & Conditioning
GoPerform have gone from strength to strength ever since opening in 2017. Founded by former Reading FC physios Dan Buchnan & Luke Anthony, the specialist rehabilitation, Strength & Conditioning facility has provided a base for athletes from all sports and levels.
In keeping with their growth they opted for an upgrade of their current space to a facility more than twice the size situated only 100ft away in the same industrial estate. The aim was to be able to offer their clients a brand new HQ which provided a holistic approach to rehabilitation and strength & conditioning.
The new GoPerform HQ encompasses everything you’d see at a top-level sports training ground with sports massage & physio rooms, recovery areas, catering facilities and of course an industry leading training space provided by Indigo Fitness.
The brief for the space was a complex one, it had to incorporate numerous training modalities to cater for the various athletes and sporting disciplines. It also had to maximise the space negating structural challenges such as pillars and utilities. Indigo Fitness sat with the client to understand their training methods, from here we were able to provide numerous concepts and ideas to begin designing this versatile training space.
The first and biggest consideration was the flooring. Dealing with athletes across multiple disciplines the flooring solutions provided each had to lend itself to one of their respective sports. An artificial 4G pitch was installed for the athletes who play on grass pitches, this was to mimic game scenarios and help in the return to play, it also allowed them to wear studded boots indoors further mimicking game situations. We also installed a performance floor in the weights area to protect the sub-floor but also to provide a solid under-foot for lifting, jumping etc. A Regupol sprint track was installed for track athletes to be able to train on in spikes again allowing them to rehab in scenarios as close to actual competition. Finally a turf track was installed for sled/prowler work and any plyometric requirements.
Next was the lifting area, it was decided from an early stage that the requirement would be for a minimum of 4 lifting stations but also that these stations would need to allow for numerous attachments for various rehab and strength training requirements. There was also a big demand for various consumable items such as med balls, slam balls and Bosu’s therefore storage would need to be a key consideration. With this in mind we opted for a completely bespoke rig, housing 6 lifting stations, storage which wrapped around the structural pillars to maximise floor space.
The facility was finished off with a range of Raze Strength and Conditioning products such as Bars, Bumpers, Kettlebells and Plyo boxes, all facilitating the training space and training requirements.
Indoor 4G Area
20m Turflex Track.
20m Regupol Sprint Track.
Enduratile performance flooring.
Turflex recovery area.
Bespoke and custom functional rig and storage.
Rig Attachments: Hip Thrust, Adjustable Dip, Single leg squat.
Shadow Adjustable benches.
RAZE Strength equipment – including R Sport Barbells, Hex dumbbells, PU Kettlebells, Wall Balls, Slam Balls, Plyo Boxes.
The training space now allows GoPerform to offer their clients an even more comprehensive service, improving their ability to rehabilitate and develop clients across a discipline of sports. It also gives clients access to industry-leading equipment which compliments its experienced and knowledgeable staff. The facility also allows GoPerform to expand their member base, offering services to more people from all over the UK.
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