St Columba's College
St Columba’s College
transform traditional P.E. to Modern training.
Location: St Albans, England
Training Space: Independent School
St Columba’s College needed a training space that allowed them to teach their fundamental physical education more effectively. We transformed their current traditional fitness suite into a modern, functional, strength & conditioning training space.
St Columba’s College had a big vision to transform their current traditional fitness suite into a modern, functional, strength & conditioning training space. The independent school have a heritage in developing top sport performers and required a training space that allowed them to teach their fundamental physical education more effectively. They also wanted to incorporate their school branding and colour scheme, to make the space feel an integral part of the college.
IndigoFitness worked with the school on the gym design and gym equipment specifications, meeting both time and budget restraints.
The first focus was achieving a space that allowed for fundamental movement skills. It was key that the floor space was maximised. We laid a dual flooring specification of performance floor and turf. This would give the students space to perform fundamental lifts and dynamic movement patterns at the same time in separate zones.
After the flooring foundation was sorted, we designed some bespoke equipment. This included a bespoke storage system that ensured all components had a home, freeing up the floor space and keeping the environment safe. A completely bespoke rig, encompassing: 2x lifting stations, monkey bars, bumper storage, wall ball targets and attachments. All of which provide the opportunity for both individual strength & conditioning training and group training sessions. The rig is finished in the colleges signature black & red colours.
Bespoke & Custom Shadow Series Rig finished in St Coumba’s Red.
Bespoke & Custom Shadow Series Storage Solution and RAZE S&C Equipment.
Premium turflex in red to fit with the colleges colour scheme for visual impact.
Enduratile 30mm performance floor, ideal for functional training and heavy lifting.
Bespoke & Custom Shadow Series Rig.
Bespoke & Custom Shadow Series Storage Solution.
Shadow Series Bumper Plates.
RAZE Strength & Conditioning equipment including – PWR bags, Slam Balls, Medicine Balls and Plyometric Boxes.
The college now have a full functional Strength & Conditioning training space which gives students access to some of the latest training equipment. The open space provides staff the ability to teach more effectively and efficiently, enhancing the students learning experience.
Hear from St columba’s
“We had a rough idea what we wanted in our school gym but did not have an initial budget. Indigo fitness designed a gym that was suitable for all ages and listened to what we needed. Once we had a budget they quickly made changes and worked with us to keep what we needed and wanted. They understood that it would take a while to get the project signed off and were very patient with us whilst keeping in touch regularly to make sure we were happy with the design.
Our new gym is amazing and the custom rig and storage unit in our school colours give the students more functional space whilst also a visually nicer place to exercise.
Would highly recommend indigo fitness to any small or large school or company as they can do it all for a great price.”
Jake Green, Physical Education and Games Teacher, St Columba’s College
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