Situated in a prime location within Barking train station and less than three miles from SportHouse, the sales and marketing suite will act as a showcase for the facilities and will remain open throughout the summer when SportHouse closes for elite athlete use before reopening to the public in September.
Included in the 1000m2 gym facilities at the site will be over 75 pieces from CYBEX’s cardiovascular range. This will comprise of 751T treadmills, 750C upright cycles, 750R recumbent cycles and both lower and total body Arc Trainers, one of which will also be featured at the sales and marketing suite.
SportHouse will also feature equipment from CYBEX’s Total Access range, which has been developed in accordance with the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) programme.
A full range of CYBEX strength training equipment will also be installed. This extensive list of equipment includes ten Big Iron half racks and lifting platforms, eight Bravo functional trainers, six plate loaded stations and 17 free weight stations. Over 35 pieces of strength equipment will also be installed from CYBEX’s Eagle, VR1 and VR3 ranges.
Sport and leisure industry consultancy firm HBA was appointed as part of the leisure sector consultancy team and has acted as the advisory body on various aspects central to the delivery of the SportHouse project. Commenting on the opening of the suite, director Mark Harrop said: “The opening of the sales and marketing suite will provide the foundation for engaging with the local community, as we focus on promoting SportHouse as a world class sport and fitness facility that is both affordable and accessible to everyone.
“By working with CYBEX, we have been able to provide fitness equipment that not only meets the demands and requirements of the elite athletes, but also caters to all aspects of the community”.
The opening of the sales and marketing suite signals the initial phase in activating the venue’s strategy for creating a long term sporting legacy, as Rob Thurston, commercial director for CYBEX International UK, explains: “The versatility of SportHouse will ensure that users of all ages, abilities and sporting interests will benefit from the facilities for years to come. By equipping the gyms with an entire range of CYBEX cardio, strength and Total Access equipment, CYBEX can use SportHouse as a ‘showcase’
SportHouse will also become the UK home for the CYBEX Institute for Exercise Science, where it will run 10 REPS accredited training seminars per year.
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Cybex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBI) is a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment primarily for commercial use. The CYBEX product line, including a full range of strength and cardio training machines, is designed using exercise science to reflect the natural movement of the human body. Led by the Cybex Institute for Exercise Science, CYBEX fitness equipment is engineered to produce optimal results for users from the first-time exerciser to the professional athlete. Products are available for a wide range of facilities, from commercial health clubs to home gyms, and are sold in more than 85 countries worldwide. For more information on CYBEX and its product lines, visit the Company’s website at www.cybexintl.com.