Tryst Sports Centre Case Study

Tryst Sports Centre in Cumbernauld is the first site to be refurbished by Origin Fitness as part of a large scale upgrade of North Lanarkshire Leisure’s (NLL) 18 gym facilities. The centre’s main fitness suite and free weights room were completely revamped over the course of a project that included pre-launch marketing support as well as staff education and training services.

With over 41,000 members North Lanarkshire’s Access NL scheme is one of the most popular membership programmes of its kind in Scotland and the UK. This, combined with Tryst Sports Centre being one of the provider’s busiest gyms meant there were high expectations on Origin Fitness to deliver an exceptional refurbishment that met the expectations or both the client and end users.

Tryst Sports Centre Case Study


As a leading sport and fitness facility provider in Scotland, NLL have a strong commitment to listening to what their members want and ensuring that their facilities incorporate the most up-to-date equipment and training methods the industry has to offer.

Improving the functional training offering at Tryst was a key priority as well as developing the free weights and strength training facilities which are exceptionally popular with their members. One of the key objectives that NLL set out though was the creation of a warm and welcoming environment that customers enjoyed being in and that inspired them to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Tryst Sports Centre Case Study

Gym Design and Gym Layout

The fitness facilities are split across two separate areas, with a main fitness suite and a separate strength training room which were both to be refurbished as part of the plan to modernise the centre.

The main fitness suite has three distinct zones, a functional training zone when you first enter the gym which then backs on to a comprehensive cardio and fixed resistance area that spans the full width of the gym, then beyond this is a free weights space against the mirrored back wall.

In the strength training room, users who wish to focus on more weights based workouts have the pleasure of two embedded lifting platforms with Cybex Big Iron Racks along with Origin free weights and machines from Star Trac’s plate loaded strength range, Leverage.

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Marketing Support

One of Origin Fitness’ key objectives when working with any client is to offer a fully rounded service that supports all aspects of a business or facility’s development. In the case of NLL, Origin Fitness provided marketing and promotional support in the lead up to the launch of the new gym.

To generate more excitement and anticipation amongst the existing membership, Origin Fitness provided a Star Trac Treadclimber and Stepmill, two of the most exciting new machines to the gym during the period leading up to the refurbishment. Origin Fitness also provided 2D and 3D imagery to assist in the promotional efforts in the build up to launching the new Tryst Sports Centre. On top of this, the video below was created by Origin Fitness for use via their digital channels and on screens inside the sports centre.

Education and Training

Once the installation was almost complete, Origin Fitness’ provision of staff education courses could begin. Firstly in partnership with Star Trac, NLL gym instructors and trainers were put through both the Human Sport and Boxmaster Education programmes.

The Tryst staff were also given a functional training course with an Origin Fitness Master Instructor and full product familiarisation training to make the transition to the new equipment as smooth as possible. Staff who fully understand all of the equipment and its features are able to pass this knowledge on to members who can then reap the benefits of new, top of the range equipment.

Tryst Sports Centre Case Study


We are delighted to be working in partnership with Origin Fitness to roll out our next generation of gym installations that will help us remain at the forefront of the health and fitness sector. Origin Fitness understands that the changing patterns of public demand mean industry trends are moving towards new and traditional functional and resistance training methods. Blane Dodds, Chief Executive, North Lanarkshire Leisure.

Tryst Sports Centre Case Study

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