Home to over 4,500 members, the ToneZone gym at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) has recently undergone a major refurbishment in partnership with fitness equipment supplier Cybex, in order to improve its facilities for the site’s broad range of clients.
The major renovation of the national facility has included the installation of 790T Treadmills, Cybex’s premium treadmill with enhanced speed and incline features, the Bravo Functional Training System and Big Iron Combo Rack.
In addition, the venue, which served as a pre-Olympic training camp for 13 countries in 2012, is now home to the innovative 770 series Total Body and Lower Body Arc Trainers and a multi-station Jungle Gym.
The equipment also incorporates customised frame and upholstery colours in line with the gym’s branding; a service made possible to all Cybex clients as a result of the manufacturer’s build-to-order policy.
“We decided it was time for the gym to move with industry trends, while maintaining the right balance and facilities for our current clients; consequently Cybex was chosen following a stringent tender process where we decided that the premium quality and design of Cybex equipment was the best fit for us,” explains Chris Melia, gym manager at ToneZone.
“Cybex’s extensive range of premium equipment meant we could enhance three key areas of our gym; we introduced Arc Trainers for cardiovascular exercise, enlisted the Bravo Functional Trainer for our free weights area and set up a Big Iron Power Rack in our functional training zone.
“The site is used by a variety of individuals of all abilities, from everyday gym goers all the way up to international athletes, so it was necessary to install a wide range of equipment to serve our clients’ needs. The feedback has already been greater than we anticipated; we now have the equipment to match the quality of service we provide, which has created a real buzz with both members and staff.”
Richard Purves, Cybex UK’s senior sales manager, said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to work with one of Ireland’s leading sport facilities; the set up at the National Aquatic Centre is truly impressive and we are pleased to have played a role in its development and to have received such positive feedback from Chris and his team.”
NAC is the latest addition to Cybex’s growing portfolio of gyms in Ireland, which includes University College Dublin, West Wood Health Clubs and the University of Limerick.