Salford Community Leisure - CrossFit QYS

To breathe new life in to their underperforming Ordsall Site, Salford Community Leisure's Marie Leather worked with Origin Fitness to create one of the UK's first council run CrossFit affiliates. We join Marie in a look around the building that has experienced massive success since its opening in September 2018.

  • Custom Performance Rig FitCity Ordsall
  • Salford Community Leisure
  • FitBox Olympic Ring Hoops
  • Concept 2 Rowing Machines
  • FitBox Olympic Ring Hoops


The aim for Salford Community Leisure was to drive an additional income stream to the Leisure Trust. In order to do this, we utilised an area of the building which was producing no income and installed a stand-alone CrossFit box.

Marie Leather – Strategic Aquatic / Health and Fitness and Group Exercise Manager, Salford Community Leisure

Fit City Ordsall

Equipment and Layout

The overall look of the box is awesome; the atmosphere is young, stylish, professional and somewhere you would want to train every day. The layout of the room allows for members to have ample room to train but also includes a members seating area to build that community feel. The rig which is yellow and black has driven the rest of our interior colour scheme and marketing going forward.

Salford Community Leisure Rowers


Our Account Manager could not have been more supportive from my first initial concept meeting through to the present day – he is always available to talk and give advice and move on any orders placed quickly. I loved working with Kenny as he is so knowledgeable and able not only to give advice on products but on the industry as a whole.

Working with Origin Fitness was great! Any issues that came up were dealt with extremely professionally and quickly allowing us to move to achieve our opening date. The overall feedback from our members have been extremely positive and the team has been fantastic.

Fit City Ordsall

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