Mindset – A Training Facility with Strong Military Heart



Mindset Functional Fitness in Treforest, Wales is headed up by CEO and Royal Marines Commando Veteran Neil Adams, who along with his hard working team brings an amazing community spirit and military ethos to the members and affiliates of the training facility. Neil’s strong military history and ambassadorial spirit in representing the British Armed Forces permeates the entire club, giving members a uniquely motivating training experience.  Absolute Performance were honoured to help Neil create his perfect gym.


Working with the team from Absolute Performance was a brilliant experience from start to finish. Having worked with AP in the past on a smaller project, it was a no brainer for me to work with them again on Mindset. I have seen the work Absolute Performance have completed at many military bases, so it was a pleasure for me to have these guys help me create the best facility in the area”


“As a Royal Marine Commando veteran I wanted to create a facility that not only has everything everyone could ever ask for but also keep the authenticity of a military feel because at the end of the day if it works for the military it will work for everyone else. I work closely with the Royal British Legion and other military charities and I have many military veterans training at my facility on a daily basis. For them it feels like home from home.”



With Neil’s vision in mind and a close understanding of his needs, we set to work creating a functional fitness facility which truly fulfils the requirements of large group training. A huge block of functional floorspace was fitted with our high grade Absolute Performance turf, carefully selected in a khaki green to fit the military aesthetic and customised with the Mindset logo.


The rest of the main floor area was dedicated to weight training. 30mm rubber floor tiling was added to withstand the continuous dropping of heavyweight plates, dumbbells and slam balls, and solid oak inserts added between custom double-sided functional training rigs. To accompany the steel training rigs, a custom built ceiling-suspended monkey bar run was added to provide members with a functional military assault course experience.


Of course, no functional trainiing facility is complete without the proper group training equipment. Row upon row of cast iron kettlebells, hard-wearing slam balls, wall balls, ropes, sleds and our Apex powerbags were supplied to compliment large group training and circuit activities. These were accompanied by all the storage racks and stands necessary to keep the space regimentally organised. True to military resourcefulness, Neil and his team have even added to the list of equipment with tyres, kegs, ropes and sturdily constructed hurdles of their own, further adding to the group training experience.

Members fully embrace our ethos of camaraderie, team work, determination, positivity and self confidence”


“The general public are blown away when they see the space we have at Mindset and everyone says there is nothing like us in the area. Members fully embrace our ethos of camaraderie, team work, determination, positivity and self confidence. Mindset isn’t just a gym, it is a community of like minded people who want to improve their daily loves for the real things that matter. We also have an on site barber, chiropractor, sports massage therapist and nails technician so we provide the full health and well-being package.”



“The Absolute Performance team were punctual, professional and always ensured I was happy with all work carried out. It’s also very humbling to know Absolute Performance are fully supporting me in my next challenge on July 3rd when I take on the Guinness world record for most burpees in 24 hours”.

Good luck to you, Neil! With the current record at 10,110 you’re going to need it!

For more information on the facility and to keep up with Neil’s record attempt, visit the Mindset WEBSITE or follow on Instagram HERE

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