Volair Huyton, based at Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park, is Volair’s flagship site, and an impressive one at that. With a new state of the art gym supplied by GymGear, swimming pool, 400 metre Velodrome, and BMX Track the site offers a huge range of activities for the local community. This is a project we are thrilled to be involved with, and is the fourth Volair site we have supplied following the huge success at Halewood Leisure Centre over the last 12 months.
The gym refresh at Huyton has been completed in over two phases. Phase one took place earlier in the year when GymGear were chosen to give the free weights area a refresh and introduce more functional equipment. The latest refresh was to the cardio area on the first floor which had become a little out of touch with the industry trends towards HIIT training and fitness technology. The main objective was to introduce a new HIIT Zone that would provide a variety of HIIT cardio equipment that could be used for small group training, or individual gym users wanting to increase the intensity of their cardio workouts. Equally as important was the upgrade of the existing cardio range to a more modern range of equipment with more interactive features provided through connectivity.
Design and Planning
After meeting with the team at Volair Leisure we went away and began to create their vision in our 3D gym design software. With an additional 8 pieces of equipment to include, and a HIIT Zone to create, there were several versions of the design considered before the team approved the final plan.
Volair Huyton now has the latest Gym Gear Entertainment Series Cardio with features including wifi internet, TV, fitness apps, Virtual Go interactive programs, Body Management, and asset management capabilities. Our new HIIT range of cardio has created a superb HIIT zone at the heart of the gym which includes our new Ascend 2.0 Vertical Climber, Curve 2.0 Self Powered Treadmill, Blade 2.0 Rower and the awesome Tornado Air Bikes!
The combination of new state of the art cardio equipment, together with the impressive design of the building really creates the wow factor. Ready for January 2020 the new look gym is sure to be a big hit with the local community! By 7am on the first day following the gym refurbishment the gym was full of members eager to get on the new equipment and throw something new into their workout routines. The HIIT cardio range has proved popular across all age ranges, not just the younger on trend members.