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Midlothian Council brought in Origin Fitness to support their Loanhead Leisure Centre and Newbattle Community Centre developments.
The main aim of the Loanhead refurbishment was to increase the size of the gym facilities, and establish more open space. Additionally, the centre had allocated space for a new cycle studio to offer variety to members and increase their classes offering.
The Newbattle development aim was quite different. This gym is housed within a local community centre, meaning the gym shares a building with other facilities such as a library. This was all taken into consideration upon the design and supply of the equipment that makes this gym space.
Origin Fitness applied a zoned approach, creating clear sections for cardio, strength and functional training using strategic equipment placement and various fitness flooring solutions across the 2 sites.
To minimise the noise of free weight and functional training, these zones were placed against the back of the rooms, furthest removed from the entrance and Cardio zones. These areas were also covered in Origin Fitness Premium 20mm fitness tiles to protect the subfloor and reduce noise even further.
Since the facility opened in late May 2018, the feedback has been excellent. The facility is new, airy and has a great range of quality cardiovascular, resistance, free weight and functional equipment on offer. The ‘wow’ factor we were looking for has truly been achieved.
Working in a new-build has enabled us to put in the latest equipment, including a functional rig which has been a huge success. We have doubled our membership from the previous centres, which is a massive achievement.
The Account Manager was very patient and understanding of what I was looking to create, and he was able to draw on previous projects to help me get to my target. I will be using Origin Fitness again and would highly recommend their equipment and services.
Stephen Foster – Tone Zone Manager, Newbattle Community Campus
The end result was spacious but easily navigated gym spaces, with equipment to suit the wide variety of members that walk through the doors. The council can now offer their local community the latest in equipment and training styles within a safe and stylish environment.
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