The first GymCap is rolled out in Mogadishu, offering modular expert-designed Training Solutions
The idea for GymCap came from a team with a background in the military, security and humanitarian industries, who have hands-on experience of living and working in remote countries. They believed that in stress-heavy environments, health and wellbeing is crucial for those working there, but in high-risk areas freedom of movement isn’t always possible.
The solution was a high-end, cost-effective, modular gym that ticked all of the needs for such environments: easy to assemble and maintain, functional, resilient and safe, and designed by experts who understand the needs of the end user and combined it with a comfortable and appealing aesthetic. And so GymCap was born.
8th of September 2017, the first GymCap was unveiled to a crowd of 50 guests at Chelsea Village, a secure accommodation camp in the Mogadishu International Airport zone. Guests included members of government, the UN, British, American and other military, as well as private companies.
The GymCap arrived on Somali shores two days prior to the launch, taking only 48 hours for the structure and equipment to be assembled from the containers. Thanks to the modular design, the gym can be easily dismantled and moved to another location as required.
‘Delivering the first GymCap was made possible thanks to the team effort in the UK and in Mogadishu,’ said Rob Coleman, CEO of Indigo Fitness, the British design and manufacturing company that brought GymCap to life. ‘We’ll await guest feedback but feel very confident GymCap will be well received.’
Phase two of GymCap will offer online personal training including rehabilitation and dietary programmes.
Game Changer Performance director Jake Keeling explained: “Taking inspiration from the work we do in elite sport, we bring the latest scientific principles, performance methods and kit to your workplace; designing and installing the very best functional equipment normally reserved for elite team training centres.”
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