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IndigoFitness Look Back at the High Performance Training Facility for Wasps RFC

Pre-season is in full swing and clubs have started to return to training to begin their preparations for the 2022/23 season.

IndigoFitness are the UK’s leading gym fit-out specialists. Indigo work with elite sport facilities and have recently designed, manufactured and equipped Wasps RFC, London Irish RFC and Leeds Rhinos.

The IndigoFitness Solution for Wasps RFC

Time is precious in elite sports, therefore access to training zones and transition between areas is important. With this in mind we centred the gym design around logical linear spaces, to maximise visibility and control within zones, and divided these with smart low level bespoke storage that could feed the training areas. We also utilised the structural steel support columns within the design by wrapping storage around them, accommodating equipment such as plates, bars, and collars.

The coaching staff worked closely with the Indigo design team to adapt existing strength equipment to meet their needs, and also create a highly bespoke connected power rack system to give them the 6 lifting stations they needed. The option to double the capacity of lifting stations was provided by 6 sets of squats stands that could be wheeled into position when needed, but also stored out of the way to give more floor space when not.

A 7m x 18m 4G rugby turf skills area was added at the end of the room, with med ball ‘dead pads’ added to walls, plus band and tube anchor points to make the space more versatile. A 22m x 4m turf track with custom markings joins the skills area and runs down the centre of the room.

The training surface is built up to 32mm across the entire gym and includes, 32mm duraTRAIN gym flooring tiles, 4G turf with two impact layers, integrated extended lifting platform centres, and the 4m wide turf track with a shock pad underlay.

Storage was further incorporated into our new integrated pulley system, ensuring not only that all small equipment and accessories could be safely stored away, but to allow equipment distribution in strategic training areas.

The Result

Both Indigo and the Wasps’ players and coaches love what has been collectively created.

The training space was personalised for Wasps with their logo carried across to embroidery, Indigo’s unique graphix lifting platform centres, and steel frameworks, and their famous black and yellow colour scheme was applied across the equipment. We even designed bespoke storage pigeonholes to allow players to store their personal kit when entering the gym.

The result is a genuinely world class facility and one that we are exceptionally proud of.

“This would not have happened if IndigoFitness had not been relentless in supporting our ambition with their can-do attitude, attention to detail and ability to innovate and adapt.”


Read the full Wasps RFC case study here -

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