West Dunbartonshire Leisure



West Dunbartonshire Leisure


WHO: West Dunbartonshire Leisure

WHERE: Dunbartonshire


TYPE: Local Authorities and Trust

In our view Origin Fitness are the market leaders in providing a one stop shop for the supply and design of gyms. Without hesitation we would recommend Origin Fitness to anyone thinking about refurbishing their gym.

Pauline Raeside, Fitness Manager, West Dunbartonshire Leisure.


West Dunbartonshire Leisure (WDL) work hard to provide a healthy lifestyle to their local members by offering sports centres and leisure facilities. They do this through sourcing the best equipment options to make sure that their gyms are accessible for all.



Our team were selected to work on a variety of sites, to deliver solutions in different areas of the gym.

Meadow Centre Fitness

In 2013 Origin Fitness worked with West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust on the refurbishment of their three centres, the Play Drome, Meadow Centre and Vale of Leven Swimming Pool. The first stage of this project began at the Meadow Centre in Dumbarton. The centre was last fitted with new equipment almost a decade previous, so it was due an upgrade!

To cater for a wide range of gym users, Origin Fitness designed a selection of plans and layouts with various training zones. The key addition was a functional training space which ensured that WDL could offer current fitness trends and up to date training methods for members.

Prior to the refurbishment, the free weights and strength area was being heavily used, so it was important for Origin Fitness to increase the capacity for strength and free weight training while making effective use of the total floor space available. The Impulse Sterling Range offered a variety of options to support strength training with equipment such as the Low Row and Flat Bench. To complement the strength area, a full range of functional training equipment was delivered.

Cardio training is always in high-demand, and we made sure the Meadow Centre had a large offering. The site now includes Star Trac Spinners, embedded Star Trac E-series Treadmills and Cybex Arc Trainers.

Vale of Leven

For the Vale of Leven Swimming Pool, we created a multi-functional space that offered an integrated solution for members using the facility. Products such as the Star Trac 8UB Upright Bike and 8RB Recumbent Bike provided cardio training options, suitable for different intensities. Strength and Conditioning was also an area of focus and for this we installed an Elite Half Rack with a platform.

Clydebank Leisure Centre

After the successful refurbishment of West Dunbartonshire Leisure’s three sites in 2013, Origin Fitness were chosen again to partner with the organisation on the design and development of their new multimillion-pound facility in Clydebank. Origin Fitness brought the best pieces of equipment from across their ranges.

For the new cardio zone at Clydebank Leisure Centre, Origin Fitness provided top of the range Star Trac and Stairmaster Equipment, such as the 8 Series Treadmill and the 8 Series Stairmaster Gauntlet. These were complimented by Concept2 Rowing Machines, Cybex Arc Trainers and Wattbikes.

Next to the cardio zone, Origin Fitness created strength areas, focusing on fixed resistance, plate loaded and free weight training equipment. We then supplied Nautilus fixed resistance and plate loaded machines from the Star Trac Leverage range.

The weightlifting areas are set up with heavy usage in mind. From fully stocked Origin Performance Multi Racks with integrated platforms to free weight equipment. These included some of the most popular items from the Origin Fitness range at the time, such as the RD2 Rubber Dumbbells and RB2 Rubber Barbell.


Since the refurbishment West Dunbartonshire Leisure has had a huge amount of positive feedback on the equipment, layout and design from their gym users. Crucially, they have also seen an increase in membership numbers.


We have now been working with Origin Fitness for over 5 years and this is the fourth facility they have fitted out for us. We have always found them very professional and always deliver what is expected of them and most importantly on time and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

John Anderson, General Manager Clydebank Leisure Centre



Thank you West Dunbartonshire Leisure for choosing Origin for this project, it was a pleasure!

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