New gym for University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush campus
The University of Edinburgh has launched its first satellite gym at its Easter Bush campus.
The 250sq m gym is part of the brand new £32 million Roslin Innovation Centre, which has been specifically designed to support research in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Agri Tech and One Health industries and is part of Europe’s largest concentration of animal science related expertise.
Situated seven miles from the city centre and around a mile from the famous Roslin Chapel – made famous by the Davinci Code – the Easter Bush site continues the University’s ten-year relationship with leading equipment manufacturer and supplier, Precor. The new gym boasts a wide range of Precor equipment, including the new Experience Series™ 700 Line treadmills, EFX® with Converging CrossRamps® and award-winning Adaptive Motion Trainers (AMT).
Cameron Ritchie, Deputy Director – Operations at University of Edinburgh Sport & Exercise said: “We were impressed by the 700 line’s technological punching power, so are trialling this kit to gauge member feedback in a live environment. It’s receiving strong, positive reviews so far, particularly with the recent release of Preva 7.0 on the networked consoles, which brings popular audio and video entertainment options, including Netflix and Spotify upgrades.”
Precor Discovery Strength stations, FTS Glide (Function Training Systems) and a Queenax wall solution also grace the space. Ritchie continued: “The Queenax is the first rig solution the University has bought into and I’m pleased to report it’s going down a storm so far. The local community has been blown away by the offer overall and requests have been made for us to run classes on it. We’ve already targeted the Queenax for our Circuit ‘Blast’ classes and the team are busy developing a Queenax-specific HiiT programme too.”
The University boasts a number of performance athletes, particularly from its rowing and rugby programmes, who also study Veterinary Medicine, so the Easter Bush location is ideal. However, the gym is also open to staff and students studying at the main University of Edinburgh campus, giving the University community access to high quality gym facilities and group exercise programmes regardless of where they study or work. The Easter Bush site will be particularly for beneficial those who move from campus to campus on a daily basis.
Colin Wilkie, Regional Sales Manager at Precor said: “The University of Edinburgh has been quite exceptional in its commitment to providing high quality fitness equipment teamed with the very best technology for its gym users during the ten years we have been working with them and the new Easter Bush site is no exception. The addition of the Queenax is certain to mix things up for users too – providing a new and exciting option for functional training for all levels of fitness, from complete beginners to the University’s performance athletes.”
Ritchie concludes: “Precor continues to offer a world-class service to the University and our community by offering high quality products at a competitive prices. From the sales team to installation and on-going servicing, Precor has proven their level of professionalism and commitment time and time again and this partnership for our first satellite roll out has been no exception. This facility will prove to be much more than just a gym, offering us a base to engage with the entire Easter Bush community.”
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Precor designs and builds premium fitness equipment for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. With a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science and superior engineering, the company continually advances the home and commercial fitness industry with breakthrough new product categories, including, EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® “AMT®” and Preva® Networked Fitness. In 2015 Precor added Queenax™ functional training to its product portfolio, and announced its partnership with Spinning®, the world leader in indoor cycling. Launching its Spinner® bikes 2016. Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, the world’s largest sports equipment company, with internationally recognised brands Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc’Teryx and Mavic.