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Supplier showcase: Matrix: Futureproofing

Matrix Fitness has partnered with Aberystwyth University to create a self-powered eco-gym in its new sports dome

Published in Health Club Management 2024 issue 5
The sports dome at Aberystwyth University / photo: Matrix Fitness
The sports dome at Aberystwyth University / photo: Matrix Fitness

Aberystwyth University has undertaken an impressive installation of a new sports dome on its Penglais Campus which takes the University a step closer to its 2030 net-zero goal. The dome has been equipped with the latest Matrix Fitness equipment and will include self-charging exercise stations.

The install included an equipment move to the dome from the current adjacent facility incorporating existing Matrix Fitness cardio integrated with 7xi consoles to provide an interactive user interface, live fitness data, workouts and streaming options. New equipment included Matrix Fitness Target Training CXP bikes which will run on the energy provided by users rather than being plugged into the mains electricity supply.

To accompany the cardio, the project also included a range of new strength equipment including the Matrix Fitness Ultra Series and Magnum Racks.

Darren Hathaway, head of sport and grounds at Aberystwyth University said: “We take great pride in these facilities, which are open to students, staff and the local community.

“We continually strive to invest in our facilities and to innovate when upgrading our equipment. Our new self-powered kit is another step towards limiting our carbon footprint. We hope everyone using it will feel better in the knowledge that they’re benefitting health, mind and the environment.”

The move to the sports dome doubled the number of stations available from 65 to 130, with the work being part of an upgrade programme that will eventually see all equipment being self-powered.

Hathaway continues: “We were one of the first UK universities to declare a climate emergency and over the past 10 years we’ve reduced our C02 emissions by 40 per cent.

“Understandably, the new sports dome project was a big undertaking and we needed the right supplier-partner. Matrix Fitness was onboard with our sustainability goals right from the start, helping us shape the innovative training space. From initial ideas through to completion, the team guided us through design, layout, equipment and more.”

Tony Vaughan, strategic key account manager at Matrix Fitness adds: “This project pushed the boundaries to be as sustainable and future-proofed as possible. This is a cutting-edge training area, with the latest equipment and technology but without the sacrifice of draining unnecessary energy.”

More: www.matrixfitness.co.uk

photo: Matrix Fitness

"Over the past 10 years we’ve reduced our C02 emissions by 40 per cent" – Darren Hathaway

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Supplier showcase: Matrix: Futureproofing

Matrix Fitness has partnered with Aberystwyth University to create a self-powered eco-gym in its new sports dome

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The sports dome at Aberystwyth University / photo: Matrix Fitness
The sports dome at Aberystwyth University / photo: Matrix Fitness

Aberystwyth University has undertaken an impressive installation of a new sports dome on its Penglais Campus which takes the University a step closer to its 2030 net-zero goal. The dome has been equipped with the latest Matrix Fitness equipment and will include self-charging exercise stations.

The install included an equipment move to the dome from the current adjacent facility incorporating existing Matrix Fitness cardio integrated with 7xi consoles to provide an interactive user interface, live fitness data, workouts and streaming options. New equipment included Matrix Fitness Target Training CXP bikes which will run on the energy provided by users rather than being plugged into the mains electricity supply.

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Darren Hathaway, head of sport and grounds at Aberystwyth University said: “We take great pride in these facilities, which are open to students, staff and the local community.

“We continually strive to invest in our facilities and to innovate when upgrading our equipment. Our new self-powered kit is another step towards limiting our carbon footprint. We hope everyone using it will feel better in the knowledge that they’re benefitting health, mind and the environment.”

The move to the sports dome doubled the number of stations available from 65 to 130, with the work being part of an upgrade programme that will eventually see all equipment being self-powered.

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More: www.matrixfitness.co.uk

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