Tucked away in the distant archipelago of Lofoten in Norway, personal trainers John Martin Fredriksen and Raimon Andreas Olsen wanted to bring a top quality training facility to the local population.
The initial objective was to set up a personal training studio from scratch. To achieve this, John and Raimon received help from International Sales Manager Ryan Nicholls, who supported them with the design and equipment choices for the facility.
First and foremost, the space needed to exude exclusivity – the business offers a premium service, which they felt needed to be reflected both in the design of the space and in the quality of the equipment installed.
Using Ryan’s previous experience in building personal trainer studios, a final gym design was created which contained a central open area. This could be used flexibly as a functional training zone or enable group training sessions to take place. The team decided to go for a strength focused equipment range to offer the Lofoten community something unique.
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Along one side of the room, Origin Half Racks were installed, fully equipped with durable Origin Coloured Urethane Bumper Plates. A DAP was also installed and placed at the end of the weight lifting zone to increase versatility through scaled resistance training. Against the opposite wall, racks with Origin Pro Rubber Dumbbells were installed next to the green sprint track which runs along the length of the room. This track is ideal for sled work, but doubles up as a perfect full-length battle rope station as well.
A selection of accessories was provided, among which the Origin Rubber Kettlebells, Stretch Mats, Aerobic Step, Drop-in Landmine and Slam Balls. These support the Lofoten PT group sessions, which have already proven popular with the local community.
The result is a bright, colourful and versatile space, which has received heaps of positive feedback from customers. During the first week of opening, the studio was almost fully booked, and many clients have inquired after gym memberships next to the existing personal training offering.
After looking through the equipment range and watching their case studies I immediately contacted Origin Fitness. Just a moment later I was contacted by Ryan Nicholls, who seemed genuinely interested in helping build our studio. I immediately felt that Ryan understood what we wanted to create, and he was helpful with the design and making suggestions for equipment.
We can highly recommend Origin Fitness to anyone looking for great customer service and high quality gym equipment.
John Martin Fredriksen - Co-founder and personal trainer, Lofoten PT
Working with John and Raimon has been an absolute pleasure. What could have been a challenging project considering the logistics, has resulted not only in a stunning new facility but also in a positive relationship that we hope will last for many years to come.
Ryan Nicholls - International Sales Manager, Origin Fitness
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