As predicted for 2022, outdoor fitness is thriving.

IndigoFitness have created the ultimate outdoor training experience at Abbey Stadium Sports Centre. A leisure facility that includes pools, a fitness suite, a multi-use sports hall and football pitches. Now includes an outdoor functional fitness training space.

The aim of this project was to improve and expand the leisure products and services that Abbey Stadium already had to offer. Creating an outdoor training space that could be used for multiple training types, with the option to have multiple classes running at a time. Most importantly, the outdoor facility needed to allow for training outside 365 days a year.


The IndigoFitness design was based around two 20ft containers. The containers not only provide storage for the gym equipment but also divide the space into two distinct areas that can be used simultaneously for separate classes or at one time for a larger class. The equipment is protected by insulation fitted to the inside of the container and lighting is provided inside.

To prevent the British weather from impacting outdoor activity. IndigoFitness designed a unique feature for this project. A PVC dome canopy that provides shelter to a CrossFit and functional training area with a freestanding functional training rig as the centrepiece. The canopy includes lighting underneath which allows training to continue into the night.

The outdoor flooring solutions include:

  • 32mm Duratrain impact flooring. These are perfect for protecting the sub-floor from weights being dropped as well as bars and bumpers being used.
  • Custom manufactured turf which clearly marks training areas and Rubicon’s logo branded in the centre.
  • 2 lane 25m long turf track that allows for endless options of sled and plyometric work.


This project was worked on right from the initial design phase all the way through to manufacture, delivery and installation. Every single element was thought through and provided by IndigoFitness.

The outdoor training space does not simply provide space for overflow classes but provides the leisure centre with a true destination training space that will open to them additional revenue streams, classes and avenues not previously available to them 365 days of the year.


“The outdoor training space has since had and outstanding impact on the business. It’s added a different dimension to our current membership offer which has had a significant impact on the retention of our members. We are now offering functional training classes that are fully booked every week.” Scott Brinkworth | General Manager 

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