Commando X-Fit Case Study

In 2014 Origin Fitness worked with the already extremely successful team at Commando X-Fit to supply equipment for their first training facility based in Hillington Estate, Glasgow.

Commando X-Fit had built a reputation for promoting fitness for all levels and abilities and providing a diverse range of services in Scotland which included group exercise classes, challenging circuits and bootcamp sessions and various residential training courses. This new venture would allow the Commando X-Fit team to build a training centre which was completely tailored to meet the needs of their own unique style.

Ross, Adam and Andy the head instructors at X-Fit have years of experience in the Royal Marines physical training branch and Royal Navy rehabilitation unit, which has helped them to create a fantastic product that utilises a diverse range of exercises utilising both body weight and equipment.

The training facility itself might resemble some of the functional or CrossFit gyms which you will no doubt have seen opening over the past five years, however, the variety of equipment found at the Commando X-Fit training centre is both more extensive and diverse. Alongside the old conditioning circuit favourite, the Concept 2, the team have a full complement of indoor cycles to let them deliver group cycling programmes.

There is also an extensive assortment of free weights, kettlebells, dumbbells, cones, boxing equipment, climbing ropes, oversized and regular medicine balls as well as much more. The selection of kit on show really demonstrates the diversity of the gym's functional training programmes.

A key design feature for gyms of this type is flooring. While many owners think about equipment first and flooring later, Commando X-Fit founders Chris, Ross and Adam understood the importance of laying the right foundations in their gym in order to protect the sub-floor and the expensive equipment they were about to invest in. The budget solution in this sector tends to be equine flooring (horse mats) which is very high density meaning there is little impact absorption, something especially important when working with heavy (and expensive) weights.

Also installed was a synthetic turf sprint track, which enables users to train with sleds and prowlers without damaging flooring or equipment.

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