To begin with, here at Flexion fitness, we want to personally thank all of our regular customers who have been with us from the opening in 2016. Honestly, it is down to you for making the gym what it is today and we are truly grateful for you all. We are sure you will agree due to the increased number of people attending Flexion Fitness it was important to offer more gym space and classes. As a thank-you to our regular customers we have upgraded some of our equipment and invested in new items such as: the motorised climber, glute machines and the prowler track. Some of this new equipment had been requested by you the regular Flexion Fitness customers. We want you to know that we listen and that we value your custom, suggestions and presence here at flexion.
As we have discussed due to the increase in the number of people attending Flexion Fitness we needed to create more space. We were privileged to obtain access to the unit next door here at Annesborough industrial estate and are thankful that moving units and area was not required.
Structurally we had quite a bit to do, as you can see in the above image this unit had an extra floor. That was great but it wasn’t structurally safe for weights and bikes. If we had not fixed the floor spin classes might have ended up coming through the floor and with the energy you all have that would have been with a lot of force. To begin with this all had to be knocked down, rebuilt, raised and reinforced before continuing with anything else. This was the most time consuming as it needed to be perfect. If foundations aren’t correct we would certainly have hit more issues as we went forward.
As you can see here the floor is lifted, there is a new balcony area that holds the majority of our new equipment. The new treadmills are at the front and the snack bar is well under way. At present we are still completing the snack bar. It will have a post on its own so come back to the blog next week for its introduction and why we have built a snack bar within the gym! Overall we really love this area. It allows easy movement from the old gym to the new. The new treadmills are epic so be sure to check them out next time you come in for your work out!
This room was already in use but has had an overall upgrade. As you can see this room is three times the size it was previously. This allows more space for people in classes. We started with new floors, new lights and new equipment. The main change in this room is the introduction of air flow. The way air flow works is that while you work out new air is constantly being pumped into the room. It overall improves your experience of classes decreasing the amount of humidity within the classroom. We are really pleased with how it has come along. All the pillars you can see are the reinforcements that were needed to hold the upstairs classroom. We want to thank anyone who has been attending classes as everything has been held in here including spin. We are happy you stuck with us through the dust and dirt!
We are really delighted with how this room has turned out and we look forward to many spin sessions happening here.
This area started off as a concrete slab. We have put down a floor, painted and allowed the air flow to move within this area. Lights were fitted and a wall along the staircase. There is also a metal balcony overlooking the snack bar, treadmills and motorised climber. It was painted grey and a new floor put down. There is also a new sound system in place so you can work out to your favourite tracks. New equipment that can be found here includes: glute kick back, adductor, abductor, ISO seated row, abdominal crunch, roaming chair and a v-chair.
Downstairs Front area:
We are introducing a new electronic door. This will make the gym key fob access only increasing the security within the gym. All new members will be able to access the gym through pressing a buzzer. We are privileged to be able to offer two new treadmills, a skill mill and a motorised climber. This area sees the introduction of our snack bar. This bar will offer a wide range of healthy snacks and drinks to help pre and post workout. Here at flexion we want to offer you the best and this definitely covers it. As we have discussed above, we want to talk more about why we chose to do this so come back to next week’s blog as we delve into pre and post work out snacks and how they benefit your fitness regime.
The old cardio room got a complete upgrade and is now the Sports massage room. This room was painted with a new floor put in place. We now offer sports massage and use of recovery boots covering your post workout needs.
In the main gym area, we have some great new equipment. This includes: Smith machine, agility turf/prowler track, 8 stack multi-jungle, Bigger dumbbell area, prone leg curl, hack squat, flooring under the monster rig.
Further improvements to come.
At flexion we are always continuing to strive for perfection. We understand so many of you work on a tight time schedule with work, family life and other commitments. We understand having showering facilities in the gym would help a lot of you out and this is our next project. We really look forward to starting and getting the showers up and running. This will be the old reception area at the back of both units.
Thanks for taking the time to read over what we have been up to, it has been hard work but worth it to give you the best gym experience here at flexion.
Have a great week