Chris Bowman Fitness

Chris Bowman Fitness Case Study

Chris Bowman Fitness (CBF) is a great example of one of the small independent gyms that Origin Fitness has worked with in the past three years. The gym is located at the local Squash and Tennis Club in Helensburgh and its offering consists of a fitness/dance studio which is used for delivering the extensive class timetable and a gymnasium is currently being extended to accommodate the facility’s growing demand.

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Chris Bowman Fitness offers both individual personal training, up to 6 group classes a day and over 30 each week ranging from Metafit and Spinning to Yoga and suspension training.

Origin Fitness have worked with this business several times over the past three years to provide spin bikes, studio equipment and the full installation of the fitness suite. Opened in 2010, the gym has gone from strength to strength and now has a growing team of expert staff.

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Gym Design and Planning

Smaller gyms often have a difficult time trying to decide what equipment to install in their facility. The fewer machines or stations a gym has, the greater the importance of having the right ones. To help Chris with these decisions the Origin Fitness account manager always provided detailed layouts and plans to ensure that they were maximising the use of his space. Origin Fitness will work with the client with these 3D plans to ensure that the layout and choice of equipment is what's best for the client and their customers.

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The Equipment

Although the gym is modest in size compared to many health clubs and leisure centres, the equipment used within the space is some of the best on the market. Chris opted to install award winning Star Trac E-TRXi Treadmills, with a 15” embedded HD screen as well as the premium E-STi Stepper from the same range. In the studio, Origin Fitness provided Spinner bikes and studio bars, steps and weights. The extensive range of functional training equipment at CBF includes a great Lifeline Jungle Gym set up with suspension straps, Origin Fitness Sandbags and Kettlebells.


The quality of equipment sets the standard of what we offer. As a small private gym and fitness studio it is important to offer our members the best of equipment that is reliable, easy to use, and robust. It also has to be aesthetically pleasing.

I don’t think I would be where I am today without the help of Origin Fitness and in particular Director, Jonny Curley when I first started out 3 years ago.

Origin Fitness were not just there to sell, sell, sell. Jonny and Suzanne have helped me to choose the appropriate equipment to suit what space I had and what clientele I was aiming for. I have always found the team to be very helpful and always keen to pass on their knowledge and advice.

Chris Bowman, Owner and Founder of Chris Bowman Fitness.

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The Outcome

Chris Bowman Fitness has been working with Origin Fitness since the beginning in 2010 and the companies have worked together regularly. Account managers at Origin Fitness take great pride in developing strong relationships with their clients and following up on progress to find out about any successes or challenges that gyms and studios have had.

For Chris, one of the most important objectives when creating the gym was that the equipment and design allowed him to offer a top quality service and training environment.

As a result of this focus on quality service and quality equipment, Chris Bowman Fitness has become a successful local business and is among the best small gyms Origin Fitness has been involved with.

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