American School in London Case Study

With an American physical education curriculum to uphold, the American school of London had to bring out the big guns when it came to installing their new fitness suite.


Objective

The American school of London is governed under a list of guidelines, directing everything from curriculum and security of the campus, right the way to the colour schemes of the building.

A new fitness suite would require to cater to all enrolled students (which includes elementary, middle and high school), while still being of high enough quality to enhance thetraining of the school’s most elite athletes.

It was also important that any large equipment installed would match the orange and black theme found all across the campus.


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Design & Equipment

The fitness suite is a room with floor to ceiling windows on three walls, and floor to ceiling mirrors on one. This lack of possible wall support meant that all equipment would have to be self-supportive.

In order to accommodate the range of users with varying fitness levels looking to use this space, Origin Fitness focused on three main training zones.


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The first zone is a free weight zone, which includes the Origin Pro Rubber Barbells, Origin Hex Rubber Dumbbells sets and Origin Slam Balls. This zone has been placed at the far end of the fitness suite, to make sure the free weights accessories remain out of the way of the other training areas.

Next, we installed some of the top HIIT cardio equipment available in the industry today, including the Concept2 SkiErg and the Assault Air Bike. For precision training, Origin Fitness provided the Watt Bike Pro, allowing their star athletes to keep an exact eye on their fitness and power levels.

Finally, but perhaps most importantly, Origin Fitness installed three Origin Performance Power Racks, and linked these with rig-style pull-up attachments. To cater to the school's requirements, the racks were completely customised to follow their exact colour scheme, and fully equipped with Origin Urethane Bumper plates as well as a dipping frame attachment and PT4Pro Suspension Training Sets.Turning the Power Racks in to a rig opens up the full space for a larger variety of training than previously possible.



Outcome

Establishing this creative training environment makes it available to students of all fitness levels and abilities, while not compromising for those looking to complete an intense lifting session.

Due to the customisation of the power racks, the entire room fits in perfectly with the rest of the campus, making it feel as professional and unison as the rest of the campus.


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Summary

Working with a customer like the American School of London presents a completely different set of challenges. Whereas most our projects are based around the design of the site, this very much focused around the design of the kit. The location itself brought several challenges as the fitness suite is located completely below ground, but all-in-all both parties are very pleased with the end result.

Adam Trigwell - Account Manager Origin Fitness

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