1VIGOR Case Study

WHO: 1VIGOR & Matthew O’Connor

WHERE: Halifax

TYPE: Strength & Conditioning Performance Gym


Time was of the essence with this quick turnaround for 1VIGOR; with only 10 days from order being finalised to flooring install, Matthew was under pressure to make sure this order delivered exactly what the customer needed.

Our full install for 1VIGOR included flooring and equipment to create the first S&C Performance Gym within the Halifax area. Combining physical and mental strength, our customer wanted to create the ultimate training space where you can shut off from the outside world.


For strength and conditioning gyms we recommend zoning your layout to allow for flexibility in training and the ability to run group training while still allowing for open access to the gym.

In contrast to big box gyms for the mass market, performance gyms such as 1VIGOR offer group training over classes. The difference between the two can be confusing but it’s important to distinguish for members:

Classes: an instructor led programme with predominantly aerobic exercises broad enough for most audiences to attend

Group Training: cultivated programme for training with people doing difference exercises together at their own rate of speed, intensity, and ability

The key zones created for 1VIGOR included; HIIT Cardio and custom build rig for lifting and functional training.

Our Performance Series custom built rig featured ten back to back racks, wall ball targets, and a double height extender for climbing ropes. We also added Elite Series storage for functional equipment to allow members to create their own training space.


- HIIT Cardio: Origin Storm Air Bike, Concept2 Rower, Concept2 Ski Erg, Concept2 Bike

- Functional: Elite Storage, Origin Gym Timer, Origin Multi-Adjustable Bench, Origin Multi-sided plyo box, Origin Urethane Competition Kettlebell, Origin Wall Ball, Origin Wooden Olympic Rings, Gym Division Hex Dumbbells and rack, Origin resistance bands

- Rig: Custom-design Performance Series lifting zone

- Weight Lifting: Origin Olympic Weightlifting Bars, Origin Rubber Crumb Bumper Plates, Origin Incremental Olympic Weightlifting Plates

- Flooring: Origin Premium 20mm Fitness Tile


Ross Greenwood from 1VIGOR was very clear on his vision, he wanted to create a high-performance strength and conditioning experience for members which wouldn’t be mistaken for CrossFit.

His vision has now come to life in this previously unused commercial warehouse. It has been transformed into an immersive training experience for members

We couldn’t be more delighted with the feedback from Ross who said:

My experience with Origin has been literally faultless…I felt genuinely valued. Constant messages including personal WhatsApp voice notes – nice touch. Quick responses from emails. Designs coming through quick and fast and efficient to change things when I requested.

- Ross Greenwood

We ensure that all of our customers working with our sales team have a hands-on personal experience to have their needs are met. From gym design and equipment selection through to installation and servicing we deliver the best results on-time and in-budget.

If you’re thinking about opening up a new gym or redesigning your current training space then read our How-to Guide for inspiration. Or if you want to speak directly to a member of our team check out how to get in touch below.

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