Indigo Fitness We Create Training Spaces Thu, 27 Apr 2023 14:31:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Indigo Fitness 32 32 IndigoFitness exhibiting at Elevate 2023 Thu, 27 Apr 2023 14:29:16 +0000 IndigoFitness back for 2023.

IndigoFitness are pleased to announce we’ll be exhibiting at Elevate on 14 – 15 June at Excel, London.

Elevate is the UK’s largest trade show dedicated to fitness, sport and physical activity. The show has quickly become the must attend event for thousands of public and private sector decision makers, gym owners, and healthcare professionals.

IndigoFitness will be there showcasing expertise in gym design, personalisation and UK manufacturing. IndigoFitness continue to deliver high quality training spaces and create uniquely tailored strength and functional training solutions.

If you wish to arrange a meeting with one of the team at Elevate, please get in touch.

Not yet registered to attend? Register now for free.

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Diversifying Our Expertise: Our Gyms in Six Different Industries Wed, 26 Apr 2023 09:23:23 +0000 Our Gyms in Six Different Industries

Did you know we work across multiple industries? From fitness to education, we have over 30 years experience working with businesses large and small in different training environments.

Diversifying our expertise, here’s some experiences and insights from each sector.

  1. Fitness
  2. Education
  3. Military
  4. Professional sports
  5. Hotel and Spa
  6. Corporate

#1: Fitness


Providing training space solutions for a wide range of members and keeping up with the latest fitness trends can be a challenge. We’ve worked with a wide range of clients in the fitness sector, from small independent gyms to large health club chains, providing everything from flooring solutions to full fit-outs.


Third Space Moorgate is a premium health club in central London.

We were engaged to solve a number of complex engineering challenges and collaborate with the Third Space senior management team, architects, structural engineers and main contractors to deliver a high-spec club for tomorrow and world class training environment.

See how we designed, manufactured and installed the hero gym spaces at Third Space Moorgate.

Find out more about this fitness facility.


#2: Education

Indigo Experience:

Within an education setting there can be competing objectives for the gym space. From catering for day-to-day student activity, to providing the right environment for aspiring athletes. This requires flexible solutions with plenty of training options. We’ve worked with a wide range of clients in the education sector, from simple supply of equipment, through to squash court conversions, and full-blown strength and conditioning room fit-outs.

Indigo Insight:

Marlborough College a fully coeducational, and independent British boarding and day international school in Malaysia.

Sport is a very important aspect of life at Marlborough College and they required a gym to match all their other outstanding facilities. They were looking for the ability to train large groups of students at one time, whilst also being able to tailor sessions for the hugely diverse range of athletes and sport they offer.

Find out more about this education facility.

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#3: Military

Indigo Experience:

As a contract holder for the supply of physical training equipment to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). We have worked throughout the UK on a wide range of different military projects; from the simple supply of training equipment, to full gym re-designs and fit outs, to custom product developments that have required us to design and engineer specialist products, to the construction of large outdoor strength and conditioning shelters.

Indigo Insight:

RAPTC, Aldershot is the home of the Royal Army Physical Training Instructor. The unit that trains the Army Physical Training Instructors of the future.

The British army has a requirement to create semi-permanent physical training infrastructure outside of traditional gym buildings to increase capacity but also deliver enhanced functionality as training requirements have evolved over recent years with a shift towards strength and conditioning.  We installed a strength & conditioning shelter at Aldershot to continue to adapt to the needs of the British Army. 

Find out more about this military facility.


#4: Professional sports

Indigo Experience:

Designing a high performance strength and conditioning space has it’s own set of demands and characteristics. We’ve worked alongside many athletes and coaches over the years, helping turn their specific sports performance needs and ideas into reality.

Indigo Insight:

Bromley Football Club are a club with huge ambitions both on and off the pitch and have demonstrated the desire to grow by investing in brand new facilities at their Hayes Lane stadium. 

We were selected to design and install a state-of-the-art performance gym for Bromley F.C. Working closely with the Club’s CEO, Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning staff to produce a leading facility that would drive high performance and equip the players to develop in their bid to win promotion from the National League.

Find out more about this professional sports facility.

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#5: Hotel and Spa

Indigo Experience:

A great gym experience is a must have feature for many travellers who are looking to continue their workout routine away from home. Guests are looking for facilities and experiences much closer to those found at their regular gym. Sometimes available space can be a problem in hotels. But with our know how design expertise and manufacturing capabilities, we can create the perfect gym for your guests and budget.

Indigo Insight:

Weetwood Hall is built around a 17th Century Jacobean Manor House and for a long time, played host to large number of professional sports teams and athletes who utilise the hotel for training camps and prior to matches.

The hotel had never had a strength and conditioning facility on site and athletes have had to leave the hotel to travel to a local health club for specialist sessions.

We were asked to fill in that missing piece by designing and installing their brand new gym.

Find out more about this hotel facility.

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#6: Corporate

Indigo Experience:

Many businesses are beginning to understand the benefits of physical and mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. From decreased absenteeism to increased productivity, or as a means of attracting and keeping g the best talent. An on site gym can be a great addition. We can advise you on the best gym design and layout, integrate the latest technology and create a gym space that looks and feels part of your brand.

Indigo Insight:

Times Top 100 employer and GCP partner Cooper Parry are the UK’s largest accountancy B Corp.

Thave invested in a brand-new training space at their East Midland’s HQ. The space has been expertly created by GCP and IndigoFitness to provide the team at Cooper Parry with an incredible space to train whilst they are at the office.

Coupled with GCP’s annual Curve programme that provides the team at Cooper Parry with access to individual performance coaching programmes via the GCP app and a range of company wide wellbeing days, workshops and webinars focused on movement, mindset and lifestyle. The training space will ensure that Cooper Parry staff have access to a truly holistic health and fitness programme year-round.

Find out more about this corporate facility.

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Are you creating a gym? Get in touch to discuss how we can design your dream training space.

IndigoFitness appointed supplier for Live Life Aberdeenshire Thu, 06 Apr 2023 13:25:46 +0000 IndigoFitness appointed supplier for Live Life Aberdeenshire.

After a formal tender process, IndigoFitness have been successful in becoming the new supplier for the up-and-coming gym refurbishments planned for the Live Life Aberdeenshire Peterhead Leisure Centre.

As Live Life Aberdeenshire embark on their redevelopment programme, IndigoFitness have been chosen to help create an exceptional fitness facility for them.

IndigoFitness are proud to have been chosen to supply and install a wide variety of products and solutions including flooring, pin loaded equipment, free weights, cardio and accessory items.

‘It has been a pleasure working with Live Life Aberdeenshire and I’m delighted to formally announce our partnership. We made a strong proposal that showcased the extensive experience IndigoFitness have in creating and delivering fitness facilities. We can’t wait to demonstrate our ability and support LLA on this project’

Robbie Cuthbert, Regional Sales Manager (Scotland & Ireland) at IndigoFitness

“Life Live Aberdeenshire’s programme of redevelopment for our fitness facilities begins with our gym at Peterhead Leisure Centre. To support us with this initial upgrade, we have chosen IndigoFitness to supply the equipment while also utilising their skill set to design an on-trend space for our members. We look forward to starting the project and seeing the finished article from Indigo.”

Tim Stephen, Service Manager, LLA Operations

The gym refurbishments will start taking place in July 2023. 


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IndigoFitness appointed supplier for North Lanarkshire Council Fri, 31 Mar 2023 08:18:48 +0000 IndigoFitness appointed supplier for North Lanarkshire Council.

After a formal tender process, IndigoFitness have been successful in becoming one of the new suppliers for the up-and-coming gym refurbishments planned by North Lanarkshire Council.

North Lanarkshire Council are one of the largest local authorities in Scotland and are committed to improving their health and fitness offering by investing in the facilities across the region.

IndigoFitness are proud to have been chosen to supply and install a wide variety of products and solutions including gym flooring, functional training areas, strength machines and free weights.

‘It has been a pleasure working with North Lanarkshire Council and I’m delighted to formally announce our partnership. We made a strong proposal that showcased the extensive experience IndigoFitness have in creating and delivering fitness facilities. We can’t wait to demonstrate our ability and support NLC in creating some of the best fitness facilities in the country.’

Robbie Cuthbert, Regional Sales Manager (Scotland & Ireland) at IndigoFitness.

I am delighted to move forward with IndigoFitness as one of our key partners to deliver on the plans we have for the North Lanarkshire Council fitness offering. It has been a positive start working with Robbie on designing or gym spaces and I am looking forward to sharing this with our members and staff. The transformations will be a significant improvement to our estate, and we trust IndigoFitness are the best for the job.’

Nichola Mclachlan, Health and Fitness Development Manager at North Lanarkshire Council

The gym refurbishments will start taking place in 2023 with the first beginning in May. 

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Introducing Raze Shadow XD Thu, 23 Mar 2023 11:50:19 +0000 Building on the original RAZE Shadow Series offering, we’re proud to introduce the RAZE Shadow XD range as recently seen in our Third Space Moorgate install.

RAZE is our very own brand of strength and conditioning equipment – all designed and engineered from our HQ in the UK.

The Shadow XD range creates a premium engineered feel from usability to design detail to an already versatile and effective system. Designed and manufactured in-house, the Shadow XD range uses enhanced material specifications to increase product longevity and fine-tune training possibilities.

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The most significant change is the combination of the 70x70x3mm leg section profile using stainless steel to increases strength and resilience delivering a high-end finish. The new legs also feature numbered micro adjustment hole spacing, allowing for better specificity of attachment heights. All attachments are constructed with protective elements to ensure there is no metal-on-metal contact during training. This reduces excessive wear and tear and guarantees structural integrity is maintained or years to come.

You can incorporate the Shadow XD range into your existing or new Shadow Series configuration for increased functionality, durability and personalisation.

Shadow XD were the chosen lifting racks at Third Space Moorgate

The design brief from Third Space Fitness Director Rob Beale was clear. They wanted Power Racks and Half Racks with broad functionality, micro-adjustments and both attachments and accessories that store on the rack systems that would complement a premium Third Space club environment and experience.

We delivered with Shadow XD Full Racks and Half Racks creating the ultimate strength area that offers a premium engineered feel to members and PT’s when using the equipment.

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Stainless Steel Construction

The Shadow XD legs are entirely constructed from 304 stainless steel 70x70x3mm Section & 6mm plate meaning increased performance, strength and durability with a high quality finish to match.

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The Shadow XD utility legs also feature micro-adjustment or “Westside” hole spacing. This finer adjustment option spaces the functional holes at 25mm apart rather than the usual 50mm allowing users to fine tune any attachment position.


All racks in the Shadow XD range can be configured to optimise any training approach or space. There are also multiple areas that personal or professional branding can be applied. Choose from a wide range of colours and finishes, and complete the personalised look with a laser cut frame logo.

No Metal on Metal contact

The high quality finish and function is assured to last even longer with a carefully designed arsenal of attachments that feature plastic protective elements which allow for no metal on metal contact.

Attachment Arsenal Compatible

Increase the functionality of any Shadow XD rack or configuration with he addition of a multitude of available compatible attachments. This variety of attachments include a dip, single leg squat/nordic, and row, to name a few.

Could you see Shadow XD in your training space?

Get in touch with the team today!

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Five Things To Do In The IndigoFitness Room At PerformX THIS Week Sat, 11 Mar 2023 10:06:22 +0000 This year PerformX Live will bring together the brightest minds across fitness, wellbeing, business and performance. Founding partners, IndigoFitness will be showcasing what they do best through gym design, personalisation and UK manufacturing.

Here’s a round up of what you can expect if you enter the IndigoFitness room.

Five Things To Do In The IndigoFitness Room At PerformX This Week

#1: Free Gym Design Consultancy  

Since 1996, IndigoFitness has been designing and delivering exceptional training spaces that provide outstanding results for gyms and their members.

The expert team will be creating live gym designs at the show,  for those looking to transform a training space.

Want to get booked in for a free gym design consultation? Fill out this form: Book a consultation now.

#2: Breakout seminars

Don’t miss these live talks impacting both fitness and education professionals looking to impress with their gym facilities:

Friday 17 March 10.30 & 15:30
Saturday 18 March 10.30

Creating the ultimate training space for youth athlete development

Ross Manester, IndigoFitness, Regional Sales Manager (UK South) & James Davies, Head of S&C, Marlborough College

This live talk will explore the fundamentals of designing a facility that supports a successful youth athlete development programme. Discussing everything from equipment selection and programming through to exploring what’s possible for spaces of all sizes.

Friday 17 March 13.15
Saturday 18 March 12.30

The Collar-Free Gym: Increasing Safety and Customer Satisfaction
Sindre Rein
, Sales Manager, Gungnir
This live talk will showcase a case study conducted by the amazing Gungnir team that proves switching to collar-free gym equipment not only increases safety by 78% but also boosts member satisfaction. Reviewing the results and implications of the study and how it can benefit gym owners and fitness enthusiasts alike.

#3: Product launches  

Experience the brand new RAZE Shadow XD range that will be launched at the event. As recently seen in Third Space Moorgate, the racks deliver a premium engineered feel and deserve a closer inspection on the day.

#4: Technology & Innovation demonstrations

Innovation through a Collar-Free Gym concept with Gungnir. You have to hear the ‘click’ to fully appreciate the experience.

Also get behind the barbell and experiment with some of the latest athlete testing and tracking technology. Measure your strength, power and speed and capture some results in minutes.

#5: Great coffee If you’re a speciality coffee enthusiast, IndigoFitness have a coffee corner for you to enjoy some great coffee & a fridge full of Tenzing if you’ve already had too much caffeine that day.

If you are not attending the show this year, there is still time to get your ticket.

Use the code INDIGO20 at checkout before Friday to secure your tickets!

4 Gym Flooring Solutions to Get More out of Your FACILITY Thu, 09 Feb 2023 13:24:11 +0000 A multidisciplinary training space needs varied flooring surfaces to suit the activities that will be taking place.

GoPerform operates as a multi-faceted facility covering everything from Strength and Conditioning through to rehab & physiotherapy. They required a facility with numerous flooring types to allow them to train and rehab clients on a surface as close to what they may experience in their respective sports.

  1. Flooring for the ultimate lifting experience
  2. Flooring to replicate performance on the pitch
  3. Flooring for plyometrics
  4. Flooring for runners

IndigoFitness are experts in gym flooring, gym design and installation solutions. With this in mind, IndigoFitness designed GoPerform’s training space from the ground up.

#1: Flooring for the ultimate lifting experience

Flooring type: Enduratile 30mm performance floor

Used in the heavy lifting area, under and around the bespoke rig with the purpose of reducing noise and vibrations and providing a stable platform for their clients to lift from.
This area covers a total of 224 sq. meters.


#2: Flooring to replicate performance on the pitch

Flooring type: Indoor 4G turf

This was used to imitate when players are on the pitch either training or playing. GoPerform were very specific about the turfs requirements as it plays a vital role in rehabbing players back to match fit. The surface allows clients to wear studs and moulds when training to replicate being on the pitch.  
This area covers a total of 84 sq/m

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#3: Flooring for plyometrics

Flooring type: Turf Track – Pavi Turflex

The Pavi Turflex track has a shock pad underneath which provides a slightly more plyometric feel and provides Go Perform the ability to rehab players with lower limb injuries. The slightly plyometric surface requires the user to focus on ankle stiffness and stability. The surface can also be used for sleds , great for acceleration work.
This area is 2m wide by 22m long.

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#4: Flooring for runners

Flooring type: Mondo Sprint Track

This surface replicates tracks used within athletics for both short and long distance events. It allows clients to use spikes and mimic competition scenarios whilst they train. Like the 4G it allows GoPerform to offer clients the chance to train as close to how they would compete.

This area is 1.5m wide x 22m long.

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Getting your gym flooring right will set the tone for the rest of your space and allow you to build a safe and effective environment.

Get in touch to find out more about gym flooring solutions >>

5 Gym Design Trends That’ll Be Huge in 2023 Wed, 01 Feb 2023 18:06:56 +0000 The health and fitness industry is always changing. Some trends fizzle, others change the game and ultimately the gym space.

But how do you know what areas of the industry are worth investing in?

In 2023, we’re predicting an even bigger shift towards recovery and customers craving variety.


Here are the top 5 gym design trends we expect to see evolving the gym space in 2023:

  1. More dedicated recovery spaces
  2. Pod training takes centre stage
  3. Multi-use studios
  4. Outdoor fitness is less seasonal
  5. Enter Red light training

Trend #1: More dedicated recovery spaces

Where do your members recover? Is this outside of the gym or do you have a recovery room or space on the gym floor?

In 2023, individuals want to train hard but also train for life. Recovery as part of your training space can ensure clients reach full potential, improve performance and prevent injury.

In order to stand out, we predict brands and facilities will dedicate more space and incorporate different practices to encourage recovery.

More effort than some no-frills stretching matts, foam rollers and lacrosse balls for self-myofascial release.

From Infrared saunas to compression treatment and cold therapy using ice baths.

The challenge is to keep your members recovering in the gym and not losing them to a gym that provides the full wellness suite.

We expect to see operators and independent gyms implementing a recovery strategy to improve overall performance and health for clients. Not just jumping straight into the next workout.

Think less short term results; more unique training environment that attracts additional consumers, long term.

FYI: IndigoFitness can help design the layout of your gym to maximise space.


Trend #2: Pod training takes centre stage

There’s been a growing shift towards functional training pods on the gym floor.

At a basic level this means a rack with integrated storage that contains a range of accessories and attachments that allows a full training session to take place.

Pod training makes on the gym floor personal and small group training easy. At peak times when specific equipment may be in use by members. The functional pod can provide a full and varied workout in one space.

Operators are also looking for a complete storage pod that incorporates a touch screen that delivers digital training. These options are all possible to create a more effective and engaging training space.

The ability to incorporate selectorised stack into racks and storage means that a training individual really can carry out their entire session without having to move away from the single pod.

Take Nuffield Health for example. IndigoFitness have designed and installed a functional pod for Nuffield Health that can provide on demand workouts by touching the screen.

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Trend #3: Multi-use studios

Gym goers love classes. Millions across the UK are participating in classes to get a good session in, learn new skills and meet new people.

The concept of using a studio for more than one class is not groundbreaking. But with space at a premium, is your studio space as smart and versatile as it could be?

Having access to different types of equipment in one studio can be a barrier to creating an exciting schedule packed with a variety of classes.

IndigoFitness have started to tackle this ultimate muti-use gym studio concept. Taking strength, HIIT, combat, cycle, yoga, and every potential revenue generating class in one changeable space.

Take a closer look:

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Trend #4: Outdoor fitness is less seasonal

Training outside has been shown to have positive effects on well-being. But is this only ideal for British summer time and the odd day in between?

Outdoor training is progressing and there are less limits with modern solutions that can achieve an indoor environment outside.

Shipping containers and canopy sheltered, lit training areas now promote outdoor fitness 365 days a year. These improved training spaces, are a huge selling point for operators and remove the barriers previously associated with outdoor training, increasing engagement, and can create a real community and hub.

Compared to building or renting indoor gym space, setting up an outdoor gym can be more cost-effective and require less maintenance.

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Trend #5: Enter Red light training

Red light therapy is becoming increasingly popular during training for improve muscle performance and endurance during exercise and reduce muscle soreness and recovery time.

A study taken during a running test measured variables including rate of perceived exertion, running efficiency, speed, total time-to-exhaustion, and total distance covered. The group of runners experienced significantly higher performance in these measurements compared to no red light therapy.

Essentially, red light therapy uses low-level light in the red and near-infrared spectrum to penetrate the skin and stimulate cell growth, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation and pain.

In 2023, we predict more research to take place before red light training hits the mainstream. One to watch!

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Get in touch to discuss how Indigo Fitness can include these design ideas in your training space.

IndigoFitness Create Functional Outdoor Training Space for Surrey Sports Park Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:16:30 +0000 IndigoFitness work with Surrey Sports Park to deliver the optimal outdoor training solution.

Surrey Sports Park is a world class health and fitness facility, offering sport for all and is located on University of Surrey campus.

Indigo worked on this project from conception to capture the desired training outcomes for students and members to design the right functional outdoor training space.

“The Rig” is now officially open showcasing a shipping container complete with RAZE training equipment stored inside and a RAZE functional outdoor rig with guaranteed all-weather durability. Everything was designed and manufactured in Britain, and Indigo also installed on-site.

Surrey Sports Park have already launched 3x classes to maximise member experience. These include conditioning, strength and hybrid classes that completely utilise the space and equipment included.

“A great project to have delivered towards the end of last year. So good to see Surrey Sports Park take the initiative and provide their members a functional outdoor training space.Ross Manester, Regional Sales Manager (UK South) at Indigo Fitness

If you are looking to provide outdoor training at your facility ready for Spring/Summer now is the time to start planning.

Get in touch to discuss the right solution for you.

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IndigoFitness Enhance Outdoor Training with latest Military Installation Tue, 10 Jan 2023 14:46:41 +0000 The latest Indigo Strength & Conditioning shelter at The Royal Army School of Physical Training (RAPTC), Aldershot continues to adapt to the needs of the British Army with its additional developments.

Indigo S&C shelters have now been installed across numerous prestigious Army Training sites. The British army has a requirement to create semi-permanent physical training infrastructure outside of traditional gym buildings to increase capacity but also deliver enhanced functionality as training requirements have evolved over recent years with a shift towards S&C.

The RAPTC project focussed on creating a multipurpose functional training space equipped with everything needed to facilitate training and specialist army assessments. We used a shelter to create an open, spacious, and, most importantly, multipurpose training space. The canopy of the shelter is load-bearing, facilitating additional equipment when needed. Each open end of the structure is equipped with powered net doors, allowing airflow while protecting users from the elements.

Do you have space for an outdoor training facility?

The S&C shelter facilities can be positioned on most surfaces. Indigo has clearly defined processes to establish the viability of a proposed location thorough site survey where our team captures levels, ground conditions and drainage, power availability and capacity as well as the potential size of facility that could be installed.

Find out more information on the RAPTC Strength and Conditioning Shelter and the latest developments.

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