We were contacted by a school in Ascot, Berkshire to redesign and reequip their large predominantly cardio filled gym. The school wanted to upgrade their gym space to make it a more strength based facility with a full range of strength gym equipment and proper thick rubber gym flooring. The independent school offered a comprehensive sport offering and the sports department were keen to provide a fully functional strength and conditioning based school gym that could be used by everyone. This school gym design project would be our largest to date.
The existing school gym was filled with mainly cardiovascular equipment. The huge shift in recent years to and growing popularity of strength based training programmes, particularly for sporting preparation, was a key driver in the school’s decision to upgrade the gym. We were therefore tasked to create a modern, engaging, and strength orientated school gym that could be used by all.
The Redesign and Layout
As some of the some of the existing cardio equipment was being retained by the school, we had to make sure we could make good on the brief but also create more space should the school decide to include more strength strength equipment at a later date. We provided the school with several designs and layouts and they eventually decided on the following layout.
The flooring for this school gym design project was a key element to this gym fit out. The school wanted not only a shock absorbing flooring that could withstand constant use, but they also wanted a turf sprint track in the gym. To make the whole space more appealing we chose a blue flecked 30mm thick tile, and blue sprint track. This not only lifted and brightened the space but also matched the framing of the strength equipment, and the school’s branding.
Gym Mirrors and Checker Plate
We supplied and fitted 8m of mirrors and a safety checker plate border to work in conjunction with the Hammer strength racks.
The gym equipment we installed at the school is itemised below.
3 x 20kg Olympic Bar + Quick lock collars
3 x 15kg Olympic Training Bars
3 x 7.5kg Olympic Training Bars
1 x 6ft Hex Trap Bar
1 x Jordan Olympic Bar Holder
3 x 100kg Primal Strength Bumper Plates
3 x Jordan Olympic Training Plate Sets
1 x Jordan Studio Kettlebells
1 x Jordan Kettlebell rack
1 x Set of Soft Plyometric Boxes
3 x TRX Suspension Trainers
6 x Large Stretch Mats
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