The Task

A fitness suite to take performance training to the next level.

An increasing number of schools are taking the decision to invest in the development of their young athletes much more seriously. St Albans School is a prime example. Keen to give their students the best opportunity to reach their sporting potential, the school invested in a purpose built, state of the art sports facility.

With the realisation that the stronger the athlete, the more chance they have of achieving sporting success, the school wanted to create a fitness suite where students could incorporate strength and conditioning as a core part of their performance training. That’s where Absolute Performance came in.

The Solution

A tailor made service from end to end.

Our role in the development of the school’s new sports centre was to design and install a functional training fitness suite which would work both as a classroom environment as well as a performance training area.

We worked in collaboration with the project team of designers, architects and builders from the early stages, which meant we could advise on the best use of space and ensure decisions about flooring, materials and equipment were made at the right time in the project, rather than left until the end.

The new suite has transformed the training experience for all the school’s sport teams and budding athletes. Students now have a dedicated space for countless functional training exercises, where they can train as a group or in one-to-one sessions, to develop total body strength and overall conditioning. The weightlifting room is fully equipped with a range of Olympic lifting equipment including platforms, half racks and AP Power Series technique plates and bars. New treadmills, cross trainers & Concept II rowing machines were also installed.

The Result

Martin Langston, Assistant Director of Physical Education, had this to say:

Absolute Performance helped St Albans School realise its vision of improving the provision of fitness training with the new state of the art Sports Centre. They provided a tailor made service from inception. The high level of individual customer service, the competitive pricing and the aftercare received has been excellent. We have also benefitted from tapping into Absolute Performance’s contacts to help with research, planning and staff training.

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