We were delighted to be chosen to work with the 146th The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale by setting up a Player’s Gym for the athletes competing. In addition to the creation of the gym, Origin Fitness Master Trainer Claire Tracey was on site throughout the event to support the coaches and their athletes with the equipment available.
For over 150 years, the world's finest golfers have come together once a year to compete for the - now iconic- Claret Jug and the title of Champion Golfer of the Year. To be involved with such an international, prestigious sporting event is an honour for any business, which is why Origin Fitness was delighted to work with The Open in creating a gym for the players. Here, the players would have the chance to warm up, recover, rehabilitate and train while the championships are ongoing.
To support the championship, Origin Fitness created gym comprising of multiple zones, to allow as many users as possible to train at once. The gym was designed to offer the players all the equipment needed to train and recover.
Origin Fitness supplied commercial grade equipment across these zones to create a premium training facility for the world's best golfers.
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The strength zone included commercial grade lifting equipment, such as an Origin Performance Multi Rack equipped with Origin Weightlifting Bars, Origin Coloured Urethane Bumper Plates and a collection of Origin Power Bands. The free weight zone included a 2-40kg Origin UD2 Dumbbell set and several Multi Adjustable Benches.
An Origin Dual Adjustable Pulley was also installed, to offer player's the chance at a versatile cable strength solution without compromising on floor space.
An Origin I-Shaped Functional Training Rig took central stage in the Player's Gym. Armed with a stretch station, pull-up and monkey-bars, a dip attachment and PT4Pro suspension training straps, this zone added flexibility and fun to the training options available.
An added selection of functional training accessories included Origin Standard and Double Grip Medicine Balls, Competition Kettlebells, Foam Rollers and Exercise Mats.
Professional players require elite level equipment. This is why Origin installed two Wattbike Pro's, allowing coaches to monitor their player's condition with precision, and target their training exactly where it was required.
To ensure the players could make the most of the provided equipment, Origin Fitness arranged for Master Trainer Claire Tracey to be on site for support. Claire shared the knowledge gained during her extensive experience within the fitness industry with the players over the span of the championship.
In addition to training support, they also ensured the players and coaches were safe, and provided information about the equipment present in the Player's gym.
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