Solan Fitness opened its second facility in East Grinstead, West Sussex earlier this month (01 February), following the success of its inaugural award-winning gym in Orpington.
Central to the 15,000ft² site is its strength training offering, with no less than 50 pieces of strength equipment from premium equipment supplier Cybex.
“Our mission is to take strength training facilities mainstream, making them easily accessible to all those who want to achieve serious results,” explained owner Rachelle Solan.
The new gym includes strength equipment from Cybex’s Eagle NX and Prestige selectorised series, Big Iron racks and lifting platforms, an extensive range of free weights and plate loaded equipment, a nine-station Jungle Gym and the Bravo Functional Trainer.
The gym’s cardio provision is also extensive, with Cybex’s 700 series treadmills, lower and total body Arc Trainers, and 600 series recumbent and upright bikes, all with E3 View embedded entertainment screens. Life Fitness Powermills, Row GX Trainers and Concept2 SkiErgs complement the cardio provision, while Cybex’s self-powered SPARCs feature in the gym’s dedicated HIIT zone.
“We want to provide our members with the best-in-class in every aspect, and that was why we chose Cybex,” explained Solan.
“The quality of its equipment is outstanding and Cybex shares the same passion as we do for sports science and biomechanics; our staff are trained to educate and the diverse range of equipment supports our aims of building a broad membership demographic.”
Francesca Cooper, regional sales manager for Cybex UK, added: "Every piece of equipment was carefully selected to ensure that the gym not only delivers on its focus as a specialist strength training facility but crucially, that it also appeals to members of all training abilities and interests and we are very proud to extend our partnership with Solan Fitness to the East Grinstead site.”
The gym also includes three studios, a sports supplement store, restaurant lounge, fuel drinks bar and physiotherapy site and hosts regular social and community events including fundraisers, seminars and DJ nights.
The East Grinstead gym is the second Solan Fitness site to open in the last two years; its inaugural facility in Orpington was previously voted the UK’s Best Strength Training Gym 2015 at the National Fitness Awards, followed by awards for Best Team and Best Combat Facility in 2016.
The team’s background also lies in sport and fitness, as previous owners of a successful martial arts club in South East London which counts several national and international champions amongst its alumni.
For more information visit www.solanfitness.com.