Dunfermline FC Case Study

When tasked with the creation of a strength and conditioning facility for the professional athletes at Dunfermline FC, Origin Fitness provided the products and the knowledge that allowed the club to create an exciting new training space on time and on budget.


Objective

The club's primary objective in this project was to offer their athletes a top class facility within their grounds to train, treat injury and carry out post-game recovery sessions. To accommodate an entire squad, both floor space and equipment had to be perfectly balanced.


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Design

Dunfermline Athletic FC built a whole new building specifically to house their new strength and conditioning suite. This building is split up into two main training areas, the first of these being a dedicated indoor cycling studio and the other a strength and conditioning suite overlooking the stadium and pitch. The strength and conditioning area was designed with sufficient free space for a full squad to move around and train without getting in each other’s way.


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Origin Fitness covered the room with a variety of different performance flooring solutions, each tailored to the specific type of training taking place in that area. Origin 40mm High Impact tiles were installed by the four Origin Performance Half Racks to reduce noise and absorb the impact of dropped free weights.

The rest of the space is covered with the multi-functional 15mm Premium Tile to offer a protective surface which is suitable for functional training and any plyometric work. To reinforce the club's brand within the room, a large custom Dunfermline Athletic FC logo was printed on the flooring near the entrance.


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Equipment

The equipment installed in the club's strength and conditioning suite would have to withstand heavy and constant use by some of Scotland’s top athletes. Following conversations with Gary McColl (Sport Scientist at Dunfermline Athletic FC) around the type of equipment required and the budget allocated to the project, Origin Fitness supplied four Origin Performance Half Racks. This weight lifting area was completed with Origin Rubber Bumper Plates and Performance Bars, as well as a range of attachments to bring flexibility to their training.

Along the left side of the room, two pieces of Impulse fixed resistance equipment from the Escalate range were installed, along with a plate loaded Impulse Sterling 45 Degree Leg Press. The training space is completed by a selection of functional accessories including Origin Soft Plyo Boxes, RB2 Rubber Dumbbells and Origin Slam balls.

The separate indoor cycling studio houses 15 Origin Cycling OC3 studio bikes. As well as the indoor cycles, the club installed an Impulse RT500 treadmill as an additional cardio option to be used in the players diverse training and recovery programmes.



Outcome

The end result of the project is a well finished, on brand, professional sports performance facility, catered perfectly to the needs of the Dunfermline Athletic FC athletes and their coaches.


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Testimonial

Once the budgets for the project were established, and once we had sat down and worked out what we wanted in the facility, the account manager's product knowledge was second to none. He was able to suggest exactly what we were looking for at a price which suited our budget. This allowed for a painless and hassle-free project.

I'd like to thank Origin Fitness for helping to create a top-notch facility that will help us at Dunfermline Athletic in achieving our weekly and seasonal goals. The knowledge and experience Origin Fitness have in creating facilities like the one at East End Park is first rate and I would recommend anyone looking to build their own facility to use Origin.

Gary McColl – Sport Scientist, Dunfermline Athletic Fitness Centre

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Summary

The clarity and detail of the discussions in the initial stages of the project were crucial to delivering a facility of such quality. Working with a variety of professional athletes on a national scale means we know the type of kit that will last and give them the best return on investment, both economically as well as on the playing field. We wish Dunfermline Athletic FC the best of luck in their upcoming seasons.

Dugald MacGregor, Senior Sales Manager Origin Fitness

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