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FITNESS GYM FACILITIES

Our Equipment

Need more room when you workout? Our gym has lots!

 

It's also very well equipped, with a wide range of strength and fitness equipment to develop every part of your body. We have mats everywhere, so you're not restricted where you do your floor exercises.

You will find the following:

 
Cable Machines

Cable machines comprise of a weight stack connected by cables to pulleys and cams. Cable machines generally move in just one direction - providing excellent controlled motion. This makes these ideal for anyone undergoing rehabilitation.  They're also beneficial for fitness or weight training, and can be used to perform a wide variety of exercises. 

 
Leg Press

If your goals are just to look good or do some basic strength training, the leg machine is a worthy alternative to free weight squats. With the machine, you don't have to take the time to learn the movement — just sit in the proper position and press with your legs. This equipment targets a number of different muscles: quadriceps, gluteus maximus, soleus, gastrocnemius, hamstrings and adductor magnus. The ability to stimulate multiple muscle groups can make the leg press a more efficient choice vs. other leg exercises that target just one muscle.

 
Squat Rack

A squat rack is adjustable in height, and holds an Olympic bar, so it can be used to perform squats. When done correctly the benefits to the primary targeted muscles (the quads and glutes) are massive.

 
Cardio Machines

Cardiovascular workout equipment is used to aid physical activity that the body uses to promote good health, lose weight and even relieve stress. Achieving an aerobic effect through the use of a piece of cardio equipment tends to be very efficient in quickly increasing your heart rate to a target heart rate, and thereafter, maintaining that level. By doing so, you allow oxygen to flow freely throughout your body for the majority of your exercise routine. Cardio machines such as running machines, elliptical trainers and recumbent bike can be found at our gym.

 
Smith Machine

A Smith machine is a weight training equipment that is made up of a barbell that is fixed within steel rails which allows vertical movement. Some of today’s modern versions allow a small amount of forward and backward movement. It normally includes a weight rack in its base for stabilization purposes.  Among the popular strength training exercises which can be performed with this equipment are squats, dead-lifts and shoulder shrugs.  If paired up with an adjustable bench,  a Smith machine can be used for the following exercises: bench press, incline bench press, decline bench press, military press and behind the neck press.

 
Resistance Machines

Resistance Machines definitely have their place in the strength training world, and in our gym. Firstly, they're easy to use: The machine guides your movements, which makes it easier to learn to use them properly. They can also be adjusted quickly and easily. Secondly, they can be safer than free weights, as weights are held in place by stacks.  That reduces (but doesn’t eliminate) the risk of injury due to improper form.  It also eliminates the chance of injury due to a dropped weight. Lastly, muscles are isolated more efficiently a resistance machine allows you to target specific muscles through their full range of motion without using other muscle groups for stabilization.

 
Lifting and Stretching Benches

Lifting benches are one of the cornerstone pieces of equipment that everyone has to go to one time or another. Bench presses are vital for building upper body strength and musculature. It doesn’t matter how safe we are when we’re performing our exercises, injury potential is still there if our muscles aren’t in the best condition. Tissue quality is important, and stretching, when applied correctly, can improve that quality. Stretching benches can help keep

stretches aligned and consistent, without undue stress.

 
Stability Balls

Sometimes called an Exercise Ball, Stability Ball or Swiss Ball, A primary benefit of exercising with an exercise ball as opposed to exercising directly on a hard flat surface is that the body responds to the instability of the ball to remain balanced, engaging many more muscles. Those muscles become stronger over time to keep balance.

 
Free Weights

We have a large selection of free weights; including dumbbells, barbells, medicine balls and kettle bells. Many people prefer free weight to weight machines as they don't constrain you to specific, fixed movements (therefore requiring more effort from your stabilizer muscles). In  this way free weight exercises can better replicate the types of movements used in everyday life. Some free weight exercises can be performed while sitting or lying on a stability ball.

Spacious changing-rooms and locker facilities available.