Total Body Gym

Total Body Gym Case Study

Origin Fitness recently worked with Total Body Gym to create the first strength specific training facility in the Saffron Walden area.


Owner Raymond Grinyer's vision was to offer his local area a strength training space that offered top quality gym equipment and a welcoming atmosphere. For Ray it was important that the gym was completely different compared to anything else in the local area. At the same time, he aimed to create an inclusive environment by keeping costs for memberships affordable.

The objective was not to create another ‘run of the mill’ gym and to incorporate some equipment that you would usually associate in larger gyms. We wanted to create a facility where people could seriously train regardless of their personal objectives but yet they are made to feel comfortable from the moment they step through the door and not feel intimidated..

Raymond Grinyer, Total Body Gym

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Together with Account Manager Harry Russell, Ray decided on an equipment package to keep member training sessions exciting and varied. The kit installed at Total Body gym focuses heavily on strength training but is accompanied by a selection of top of the range Impulse and Star Trac cardio equipment. Ray worked with Harry to choose the right pieces of equipment to meet the demands of his coaches and members and also to devise a layout which optimised the potential use of his space.

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In the free weights area, Total Body Gym’s equipment features Origin Fitness half racks, bars, weight plates and urethane dumbbells. This free weights space extends into an area which offers fixed resistance in the form of Impulse Sterling plate loaded units.

By opting for four half racks and not having fixed bench presses has meant that a complete variety of exercises can be done instead of just one. The main piece of positive feedback we have had from members is that they can now have a decent back and leg day due to having four machines for each and multiple racks!

Raymond Grinyer, Total Body Gym


The result of Ray’s vision combined with the expertise brought to the table by Origin Fitness is a unique strength facility that is has brought an exciting alternative to the existing fitness landscape in the local area.

Ray’s feedback to Origin Fitness on the project has been incredibly positive, and the gym has already proven popular with the locals, hitting and average of 30 new members a month.

Working with Origin Fitness has been faultless and seamless, from the sales team right through to the installation and service teams

Raymond Grinyer, Total Body Gym

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Having met the team firstly at Leisure Industry Week and then visiting their HQ in Edinburgh (well worth the flight!) I knew straight away this was the team I wanted to work with. When selecting equipment, Harry’s suggestions were invaluable and together we were able to create the gym that I had envisioned. I can honestly say, Total Body Gym wouldn’t be the gym it is if it wasn’t for Harry and Origin Fitness. It has surpassed all my expectations and I look forward to continuing working alongside them for many years to come

Raymond Grinyer, Total Body Gym

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