IndigoFitness creates new strength and conditioning facility at Carver Barracks

Carver Barracks is a British Army base on the former site of RAF Debden, and is home to 33, 35, and 101 Engineer Regiments (EOD) and 29 EOD & Search Group Support Unit (GSU).

The Situation

They were looking to update their gym to include a dedicated strength and conditioning area, but with limited available space in the existing gym had to look at other options. There were a number of un-used buildings on site, and after a survey of these with key stakeholders, it was decided a former indoor shooting range could make a viable, dedicated strength and conditioning training facility for the personnel at Carver – it was water tight, had heating and was big enough to fit a large multiple bay training rig.

The Solution

IndigoFitness completed an initial site survey, and it was decided that before the gym installation could begin the existing sprung floor needed firming up to make it suitable for lifting weights on. Once this was completed it was time for the gym flooring to be installed, which comprised of 32mm duraTRAIN tiles (perfect for a multi-use S&C area), and an integrated 20m artificial track lane.

A custom designed, wall fixed rig was installed along one of the walls – ensuring a maximum number of users could train the big lifts safely and efficiently, without losing to much valuable floor space. As an equipment designer and manufacturer, IndigoFitness were able to create the custom elements, and finish the equipment in a custom colour scheme.

The Success

The space was completed with RAZE Olympic plates and bars, some existing cardio equipment and the addition of RAZE Renegade Runners and Air bikes for HIIT. New pedestrian doors and access ramps were installed, as was some impressive graffiti artwork by one of the soldiers. The final creation was a refreshingly positive environment in which the men and women of Carver Barracks would be able to train.
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