Gym Gear were initially contacted to help refurbish IKEA’s gym at their distribution centre based in Doncaster. The previous facility offered dated equipment which was in need of modernising. The IKEA team also wanted to refresh the types of equipment offered based upon more up-to-date forms of training.
Gym Design & Planning
The original gym was dominated by single station strength machines. The layout design and planning phase was important to help IKEA to visualise how their gym could look with more Cardio stations together with the multi purpose strength equipment as per the clients wishlist.
A number of machines from our Elite Series strength range have been installed and these included 2 x full size Cable Crossovers plus a Leg Press and a Vertical Knee Raise frame. These machine are supported by a T98e Treadmills which offers the ability to watch TV, browse the internet and pick your favourite virtual workout location such as a run on the beach or in the mountains. A cross trainer, upright bike, rower and also a Jacobs Ladder have also been included in the refurbished gym area.
This gym has been onsite for over a year and the feedback from our client is that the new equipment has made a massive difference to the levels of usage by the employees based at the site. The gym continues to be used more and more and this has helped to justify the initial investment which has been made.