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Apr 04, 19

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training rig at The Yard


Bespoke fitness manufacturer EXF has extended its relationship with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club.

Inspired by a love of strength and conditioning, functional training and combat arts, The Yard, features innovative storage, flooring and bespoke functional training rig solutions from EXF. The bespoke fitness manufacturer has also supplied a range of solutions in the club’s new Canada Studio.

Following a similar installation with the group last year, EXF’s relationship with Third Space continues to flourish. The latest phase of the partnership has seen EXF aid the transformation of the site’s former sports hall, into a dedicated 745 square metre flexible training space.

Embracing the trend towards larger flexible training areas, The Yard is home to an open gym space, a dedicated combat zone on a mezzanine level and a 220 cubic metre functional training rig, making it one of the largest in London. Created by EXF, the rig was built-to-measure and fit in with the aesthetics and feel of the new space, whilst also being a practically efficient workout space. The rig includes two custom built peg boards.

The team has fitted new flooring throughout including EXF designed functional performance flooring, strength flooring and a 15m three lane indoor track. In advance of its installation, the team put the flooring through rigorous testing to ensure it provided the right level of acoustic protection. This was especially important as The Yard is located above the site’s holistic and spa area. All flooring has been supplied in bespoke colours and the combat area, features bespoke wall pads. Additionally, EXF has also fitted the site with nine full racks with platforms and a wide range of training accessories including prowler sledges, farmer’s walk handles and weight plates.

In the Canada Studio, which offers HIIT classes for members, EXF has designed and installed a bespoke floor mounted rig (62 cubic metres). This includes integrated storage, Swedish wall attachments and suspension training equipment, supplied by premium fitness brand Auster. Finally, EXF has also created a 6m by 2.8m branded ball rebound wall which includes inlayed ball wall targets.

Danny Armsby, Business Development Director for EXF, said: “It has been a privilege to work alongside the team at Third Space once again to create such an innovative training space. We have worked closely with the team to ensure every last detail is in line with their vision for a truly flexible and engaging experience for members.”

Rob Beale, Fitness Director for Third Space, said: “There’s a huge demand for more flexible training and our vision was to create a dynamic space inspired by our love of strength and conditioning, functional training and combat arts for our members.

“Having worked with EXF previously at our City club we knew that they would be able to support us with both The Yard and the Canada studio. We have been thoroughly impressed once again by their expertise and ability to create exactly what we needed, with no task proving too difficult.”

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