West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s
The academy initially approached us with a view to converting an unused dance studio into a full gym. This would be to predominantly serve the needs of the students however it would also act as a benefit for the teachers and support staff who may also want to use the facility.
Gym Design & Planning:
The rectangular shape of the room made the layout design simple to plan however the academy had specific requirements regarding the number of stations that they wanted to incorporate into the area. The main consideration was then to ensure that there would be sufficient space in and around the machines and this especially related to the 5 x Treadmills. The cardio stations were deliberately positioned to utilise the existing mirrors in the room.
25 x Cardio stations have been supplied in the from of 5 x T97 Treadmills, 5 x X97 Cross Trainers, 3 x C97 Upright Bikes, 2 x R97 Recumbent Bikes, 5 x M Sport Indoor Spin Bikes and 5 x Concept II Model D Rowers were installed as part of the new gym. A number of strength machines including a Dual Adjustable Pulley were also fitted to ensure that a full class of students could be actively engaged at any one point.
The original gym design ensured that the equipment costs could be accurately built into the academy’s budgets. The main installation then replicated the same layout plan which had been created and agreed together with the P.E Staff. The installation itself went perfectly to plan and this was then followed by an equipment induction alongside general maintenance training.
We also assisted the academy by providing video inductions for each type of equipment which have then been referenced by the students where required on their iPads.