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CYBEX enhances fitness equipment portfolio at training facility for Sale Sharks

Posted by Jonathan Wilson

Sale Sharks BLOG

Further cementing CYBEX’s position as a leading fitness equipment supplier to the professional sports industry, CYBEX International has recently installed the latest in strength training equipment at the training facilities of Aviva Premiership rugby union side Sale Sharks.

As an existing CYBEX customer, the fitness equipment range at the site now includes a Bravo Functional Trainer, CYBEX’s leading strength training apparatus. Designed to provide the user with the best in selectorised and cable-based strength training, the Bravo offers more training options and versatility than any other product in its class. Able to train both the upper and lower body, the Bravo’s features include an advanced cable adjustment system and CYBEX’s unique progressive stabilisation pad, both of which have been specifically designed to provide endless training possibilities.

The Bravo has also been installed at the training facilities of championship side Nottingham Forest FC and at the home gym of boxer Ricky Hatton, highlighting its popularity in professional sport as a key piece of strength training equipment.

Nigel Ashley-Jones, Head of Performance at Sale Sharks, is looking forward to integrating the new CYBEX equipment in his training programmes: “The bottom line with athletic preparation is to provide direct strength transfer to the pitch. At Sale our policy is we are only as strong as our core. The Cybex Bravo provides us with an unlimited number of options to implement this philosophy. The Bravo is a functional training tool box with the added value of fitting nicely into corners making use of too often dead space in gyms. The storage options provided for all the attachments are a fantastic added bonus."

The arrival of the Bravo has added to a range of CYBEX equipment already in use at the facility, which includes a CYBEX FT360 Functional Trainer and a plate loaded Smith Press. As part of CYBEX’s strength training range, the Smith Press is designed to be heavy duty, space efficient and user friendly, whilst supporting the training needs of users at any level of fitness. 

Based in Carrington, Sale’s High Performance Centre has undergone recent significant redevelopment, in preparation for the side who returned to pre-season training last month. Recognised as a Centre of Excellence, the facilities in Carrington are used by a number of professional sports teams, including Italy U18s, England U18s, England Rugby League and Manchester City FC Academy.

The install was managed in partnership with ABK Performance, a provider of sports programmes and training centres to sports clubs, educational establishments and athletic institutions.

For more information on how your facilities can benefit from working with CYBEX, please contact us at or 0845 606 0228. For more information on the Bravo and to view CYBEX’s full range of equipment, please visit

Topics: Fitness Club Management

Cybex is a provider and manufacturer of premium commercial fitness equipment. Content featured in the Cybex Fitness Blog is meant to inspire healthy living and wellness and should not be taken as medical advice. As always, be sure to consult a physician if you are unsure of your individual exercise readiness or have a preexisting medical condition. While these programs offer great benefits, there are many considerations that should be weighed before attempting any type of physical activity.

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