The headquarters of the Olympic Fitness Gym, which opened its doors in early 2012 is currently one of the versatile and all-around equipped gyms in Austria. The traditional studio - Olympic Gym has been around for 30 years. Through constant improvements and new acquisitions, the club management team was able to bring the club into a premium club of a special class.
In 2019 Olympic Fitness has decided to expand its resources. The area of functional and weight training continues to grow. Therefore, the Club Board has started looking for a new location to offer their members everything a sportsman's heart could desire!
The brief that Element Fitness received from our European partners was to create a fascinating obstacle course rig that allows the pairing of interval cardio and strength training to be executed, therefore ensuring to maximize the space provided. It had to be fun-to-the-bones, challenging, and provide many additional working places at the same time. The fitness program of the Olympic fitness goes beyond many gyms about the offer. No matter if you want to train your endurance, want to strengthen your muscles, do something good for your back, or just want to have fun in a group. So our aim as producers and designers was to keep it the same way and give some more possibilities for expansion and new course offerings.
The 3,000 sq m facility was laid out in a particular way - the entire Olympic-Fit is barrier-free and gives the sense of togetherness for all the athletes. Therefore, the gym is also be used by wheelchair users and people with other physical handicaps across all three floors, which means a lot.
The rig we have created and delivered is a unique piece of art, which combines one-of-a-state obstacles and we are proud to be the only producer who can deliver such. The rig consists of one 17 meters long obstacle course lane, equipped with unstable bridges, rotating monkey bars, nets, different grips inclines and declines, and much more. Sides of the rig were equipped with salmon ladders, climbing ropes, ladders for climbing, handstand push-up shields… The main highlight of the rig undoubtedly was the declined climbing wall. This is an absolutely new obstacle we have brought to the public in 2019, which went through harsh tests with rock climbers. It is possible to change the decline angle to make the obstacle more challenging, but the best holds from HRT and Fiction.
The mix of equipment in the facility ties in extremely well with the Olympic Gym business model. The equipment allows for bodyweight movements, functional and strength training, and cardio with equipment. According to companies social media, people’s interest has exploded over the past few months, and Olympic has certainly hit the market at the right time with the great offer for fun and functional training. A majority trend has also been the emergence of a style of training referred to as functional training. This facility is a great example of how the return of investment drastically outweighs the initial outlay of costs. At Element Fitness we aim to reassure our clients and partners that if they invest in the correct equipment, that the return in investment will be much greater than once thought.
The unique functional area of Element Fitness is complemented by the most modern fitness equipment from Precore and Technogym, Hammer Strength. Sauna, steam bath, and infrared heat cabins form the feel-good and relaxation factor after the training. We are really happy about the outcome of this project.