In 2014, as part of a full scale redevelopment project for North Lanarkshire Leisure, Origin Fitness were awarded the contract to work with the Trust in re-designing and delivering a new and upgraded fitness offering across their 18 sites.
With over 41,000 members North Lanarkshire’s Access NL scheme is one of the most popular membership programmes of its kind in Scotland and the UK. The Motherwell Aquatec gym is one of the Trust’s busiest facilities and after the success of the preceding refurbishment work at Shotts and Tryst leisure centres expectations from both the client and facility members were high.
The Aquatec fitness suite is quite unique in that it takes amost a bowl shape, with a single large open gym which has a sunken floor in the centre. The designs that Origin Fitness proposed made use of the large open space to incorporate a variety of different zones into the gym while integrating these to encourage users to cross over and utilise all of the equipment types on offer. These zones include a main cardio area and a smaller secondary cardio space, functional training space, a free weights zone and strength training area.
Gym Equipment Installed at Aquatec Motherwell
The feedback on the refurbishment has been really good. We’ve not had any negative comments from members and everyone is particularly enjoying the functional training rig.
Kristen Martin, Gym Instructor.
The first time I came in after the refurbishment I was blown away by the improvement. Since the new equipment has come in its totally raised the standard and it’s the best gym I’ve been in since.
Gordon, Gym Member.
It’s awesome; a lot more up to date. I find it much more pleasurable now, to come to the gym.
James, Gym Member.
The Aquatec gym is one of our flagship facilities and we wanted to make sure it remained so, within our portfolio of assets and facilities. It’s one of the busiest facilities we have in terms of health and fitness and we need to keep abreast of all the new health and fitness market. We’ve taken a holistic view, working with Origin Fitness who have helped to advise us in terms of the range and layout of the equipment and we are absolutely delighted with the new gym.
Blane Dodds, Chief Executive, North Lanarkshire Leisure.