Abertay University Fitness Suite Case Study

One of the most successful installations in the higher and further Education sector Origin Fitness have been able to work on, was at Abertay University in Dundee. The institution had a large space available to them, and also had the aim of making the space a multi function all round fitness suite.

Abertay University Fitness Suite

Gym Design and Planning

To incorporate a large number and variety of cardio machines it was important to use the space efficiently. In creating a designated and clearly set out free weight and strength training zone, we made sure there was an even balance between the this aspect of training and popular cardio machines like treadmills and indoor cycles.

The project brief required the resulting gym to be one which required low maintenance. To achieve this we installed cardio equipment from the exceptionally reliable Star Trac E Series. We also ensured that the strength area was not only made up of strong reliable products but that the flooring underneath was of a high enough quality to prevent damage to the equipment and floor underneath.

Abertay University Fitness Suite


New gym equipment was installed in our gym at the end of October by Origin Fitness. This process from design until completion was a smooth one. From the initial stages of putting the installation out to tender, Origin Fitness were very attentive. One of their Sales Managers, Dugald MacGregor, visited the site on various occasions to discuss equipment and possible layouts. This personal touch added value to their bid.

The new equipment was installed in one day and the engineers were efficient in doing this. Although the proposed layout was not feasible, Dugald was helpful in suggesting alternatives and even helped moved the equipment as the engineers had left.

Overall, I'm happy with the equipment and service I have received from Origin Fitness and due to this I would do business with them again.

Ali Bell, Sports Development Officer, Abertay University.

Abertay University Fitness Suite

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