GET HCM
magazine
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of HCM magazine and also get the HCM ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Technogym
Technogym
Technogym
Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Product innovation

Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience

The team have been forward-thinking and innovative, and the result is an impressive, cutting-edge facility
– Nigel Tapping, Head of Spa and Hospitality, Matrix Fitness UK

The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.

As well as a Performance Gym, there will be an outdoor 500m grass running track, a custom-made 200m swimming lake and an assault course.

The Performance Gym has been equipped with premium equipment from Matrix Fitness, appealing to the training enthusiast, amateur sports person and professional athletes and elite teams looking for a facility that can be used for goal or sports specific training.

Simon Banwell, Health Club and Spa General Manager, explains: “After our hotel gym refurbishment five years ago, we recognised that fitness was fast evolving, thanks to technology, the popularity of functional training and ‘training like an athlete’, and although we have a fantastic gym at the hotel site we saw an opportunity to compliment, yet enhance our current offering with a separate, truly performance-led centre to encourage those fitness enthusiasts and athletes who are really serious about their training.”

Matrix Fitness had a long-standing rapport with the site, having already been chosen as the supplier for their hotel gym refurbishment. However, the Performance Gym was a self-contained project, with the highest quality required when it came to service, support and products and the team put the work out to tender.

“The Performance Gym is its own entity. It’s a new build across the opposite side of the estate and will house its own team, reception and café.” Banwell continues. “As a brand-new project, we consulted with a number of suppliers but Matrix Fitness still came out on top due to their fantastic customer service, the quality and diversity of their equipment and their knowledge of gym layout and design.”

The Performance Gym meets the demands of the current market trends with functional equipment, free weights and performance-centric kit. The site includes the Matrix S-Drive and S-Force performance trainers, Magnum half and full racks, dual adjustable cables, Magnum plate loaded equipment, breaker benches and bespoke track flooring for ‘strong man’ activities and functional-focused training. On the second floor, a space has been designed for movement screening, small accessory functional training and 1-1 personal training.

“Our aim is to create a community,” Banwell explains. “Facilities with a focus, in our case a high level of performance, can grow an engaged community with shared interests, goals and attitudes. We have consulted with experts to create an impressive, functional, premium training space that is forward-thinking in meeting the fitness trends and demands of our members.”

Nigel Tapping, Head of Spa and Hospitality, Matrix Fitness UK adds: “At Matrix, we aim to be a partner to our customers, not just an equipment supplier. We strive to support the entire design and build, right the way from concept to completion.”

“Premium fitness suites and versatile gym designs are playing an increasingly vital role in the hospitality sector but The Bicester Performance Centre has taken this trend one step further with this performance-led facility, separate to its hotel gym. This new gym will attract a new audience; the highest level of fitness enthusiast. The team have been forward-thinking and innovative, and the result is an impressive, cutting-edge facility.”

Paul Morgan, Bicester Hotel and Spa General Manager, adds: “These fantastic new facilities will enhance our current offering which include bedrooms, suites, restaurants, bars and conference and event rooms which will ensure Bicester Hotel and Spa will be in a league of it’ own for team building and sports associations.”

The Bicester Performance Gym was completed in March 2020 and was due to open in April 2020 but in accordance with Government guidelines around Covid-19, remains closed until further notice. To find out more visit www.bicesterhotelgolfandspa.com or to discover how Matrix Fitness can help transform your offering visit www.matrixfitness.co.uk

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Company Details
Matrix Fitness UK
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out and sets new industry standards. Matrix provides equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health clubs, hotels, local authorities, schools, professional sports teams and the uniformed services. We also offer a comprehensive backup support service, incorporating 2D and 3D CAD designs, marketing support and competitive warranty and maintenance contracts.

Matrix strives to offer equipment that will captivate your members, is easy to maintain and delivers the best return on investment. Our connected CV equipment offers the most complete connected solution available from personalised promotions to prescribing personalised workouts, helping you to reach your business goals; increase retention, build engagement, enhance differentiation, maximise ROI and boost revenue. We also offer a full strength range to address the spectrum of end-user needs, from fixed resistance to plate-loaded equipment.
Address
East Court
Riverside Park
Campbell Road
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 4DA
Telephone
01782 644900
The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
2020/THUMB345465_940091_365347.jpg

Product innovation

After more than 28 years of successful growth and development, and over 50,000 learners trained,
Everlast, the brand of choice for generations of world champion athletes, is set to open
True Fitness, manufacturer of commercial cardio and strength equipment since 1981, has appointed Matt Hacker
Anytime Fitness has partnered with Vycel to create a safe and disinfected environment, free of
Industry reports show that when gyms reopened, fitness enthusiasts flocked back to their local gyms.
Five-a-side soccer operator Fives has unveiled its inaugural Pinnacle Gym and announced the roll-out of
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
Known for its innovation and for providing one of the the most comprehensive gym and
Training provider, Premier Global NASM, has collaborated with PT management company, YOUR Personal Training (YPT),
Moving into a new era of health and wellness, Power Plate has extended their popular
Active IQ - the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the leisure sector - has partnered
Active IQ has won the Exporter of the Year award at the sixth annual FAB
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) Training will drive secondary revenue and increase PT penetration. It will
A partnership with FunXtion and its MultiScreen Solution software has allowed 1Rebel to enhance its
Les Mills
Les Mills
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of artificial intelligence (AI) and
After winning a competitive tender process in 2019, Pulse Fitness was appointed by Telford &
While exercisers often seek new ways in which to get the most out of their
Code Fitness is co-owned by Steve McClory and Luke Watson and was launched in 2013
Fitness equipment manufacturer Precor has launched two sleek new colours for its cardio range; Black
Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, has announced the extension of its
Hammer Strength, the number one brand in performance strength training, is adding to its portfolio
Precor UK
Precor UK
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry by at least a decade, and
To provide franchisees with ongoing access to world-renowned, CIMSPA-endorsed, fitness and nutrition educational content, RISE
Fitronics’ brand The Retention People (TRP) has launched a new, improved version of its automated
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
1 - 20 of 1,514
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Quoox lowers the barrier-to-entry for its flagship CRM system
Known for its innovation and for providing one of the most comprehensive gym and fitness facility software management products on the market, Quoox is causing a stir with its new pricing model.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Quoox throws down the gauntlet in fitness software arena
An increasing number of gym and studio owners are realising that the days of them needing six, eight or 10 pieces of expensive, disjointed and barely adequate software to operate their business is a thing of the past.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Innovative experience TAGactive launched at Everyone Active
Everyone Active opened its first TAGactive Arena at Lammas Leisure Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, January 3.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington breaks ground ahead of new Rainham Leisure Centre
Everyone Active has got the New Year off to a flying start as it begins work on the brand new Rainham Leisure Centre.
Video Gallery
Sport Alliance GmbH
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: EGYM UK Ltd
EGYM empowers gym operators to deliver a workout experience that supports their members' lifelong fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Venueserve Fitness
Venueserve Fitness is an easy-to-use, low-cost web- and mobile online exercise platform, already being used ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Bilborough, Nottingham
Bilborough College
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

Product innovation

Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience

The team have been forward-thinking and innovative, and the result is an impressive, cutting-edge facility
– Nigel Tapping, Head of Spa and Hospitality, Matrix Fitness UK

The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.

As well as a Performance Gym, there will be an outdoor 500m grass running track, a custom-made 200m swimming lake and an assault course.

The Performance Gym has been equipped with premium equipment from Matrix Fitness, appealing to the training enthusiast, amateur sports person and professional athletes and elite teams looking for a facility that can be used for goal or sports specific training.

Simon Banwell, Health Club and Spa General Manager, explains: “After our hotel gym refurbishment five years ago, we recognised that fitness was fast evolving, thanks to technology, the popularity of functional training and ‘training like an athlete’, and although we have a fantastic gym at the hotel site we saw an opportunity to compliment, yet enhance our current offering with a separate, truly performance-led centre to encourage those fitness enthusiasts and athletes who are really serious about their training.”

Matrix Fitness had a long-standing rapport with the site, having already been chosen as the supplier for their hotel gym refurbishment. However, the Performance Gym was a self-contained project, with the highest quality required when it came to service, support and products and the team put the work out to tender.

“The Performance Gym is its own entity. It’s a new build across the opposite side of the estate and will house its own team, reception and café.” Banwell continues. “As a brand-new project, we consulted with a number of suppliers but Matrix Fitness still came out on top due to their fantastic customer service, the quality and diversity of their equipment and their knowledge of gym layout and design.”

The Performance Gym meets the demands of the current market trends with functional equipment, free weights and performance-centric kit. The site includes the Matrix S-Drive and S-Force performance trainers, Magnum half and full racks, dual adjustable cables, Magnum plate loaded equipment, breaker benches and bespoke track flooring for ‘strong man’ activities and functional-focused training. On the second floor, a space has been designed for movement screening, small accessory functional training and 1-1 personal training.

“Our aim is to create a community,” Banwell explains. “Facilities with a focus, in our case a high level of performance, can grow an engaged community with shared interests, goals and attitudes. We have consulted with experts to create an impressive, functional, premium training space that is forward-thinking in meeting the fitness trends and demands of our members.”

Nigel Tapping, Head of Spa and Hospitality, Matrix Fitness UK adds: “At Matrix, we aim to be a partner to our customers, not just an equipment supplier. We strive to support the entire design and build, right the way from concept to completion.”

“Premium fitness suites and versatile gym designs are playing an increasingly vital role in the hospitality sector but The Bicester Performance Centre has taken this trend one step further with this performance-led facility, separate to its hotel gym. This new gym will attract a new audience; the highest level of fitness enthusiast. The team have been forward-thinking and innovative, and the result is an impressive, cutting-edge facility.”

Paul Morgan, Bicester Hotel and Spa General Manager, adds: “These fantastic new facilities will enhance our current offering which include bedrooms, suites, restaurants, bars and conference and event rooms which will ensure Bicester Hotel and Spa will be in a league of it’ own for team building and sports associations.”

The Bicester Performance Gym was completed in March 2020 and was due to open in April 2020 but in accordance with Government guidelines around Covid-19, remains closed until further notice. To find out more visit www.bicesterhotelgolfandspa.com or to discover how Matrix Fitness can help transform your offering visit www.matrixfitness.co.uk

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Company Details
Matrix Fitness UK
At Matrix Fitness, our goal is to make innovative commercial fitness equipment that stands out and sets new industry standards. Matrix provides equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health clubs, hotels, local authorities, schools, professional sports teams and the uniformed services. We also offer a comprehensive backup support service, incorporating 2D and 3D CAD designs, marketing support and competitive warranty and maintenance contracts.

Matrix strives to offer equipment that will captivate your members, is easy to maintain and delivers the best return on investment. Our connected CV equipment offers the most complete connected solution available from personalised promotions to prescribing personalised workouts, helping you to reach your business goals; increase retention, build engagement, enhance differentiation, maximise ROI and boost revenue. We also offer a full strength range to address the spectrum of end-user needs, from fixed resistance to plate-loaded equipment.
Address
East Court
Riverside Park
Campbell Road
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 4DA
Telephone
01782 644900
The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
2020/THUMB345465_940091_365347.jpg

Product innovation

After more than 28 years of successful growth and development, and over 50,000 learners trained,
Everlast, the brand of choice for generations of world champion athletes, is set to open
True Fitness, manufacturer of commercial cardio and strength equipment since 1981, has appointed Matt Hacker
Anytime Fitness has partnered with Vycel to create a safe and disinfected environment, free of
Industry reports show that when gyms reopened, fitness enthusiasts flocked back to their local gyms.
Five-a-side soccer operator Fives has unveiled its inaugural Pinnacle Gym and announced the roll-out of
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
Known for its innovation and for providing one of the the most comprehensive gym and
Training provider, Premier Global NASM, has collaborated with PT management company, YOUR Personal Training (YPT),
Moving into a new era of health and wellness, Power Plate has extended their popular
Active IQ - the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the leisure sector - has partnered
Active IQ has won the Exporter of the Year award at the sixth annual FAB
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) Training will drive secondary revenue and increase PT penetration. It will
A partnership with FunXtion and its MultiScreen Solution software has allowed 1Rebel to enhance its
Les Mills
Les Mills
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of artificial intelligence (AI) and
After winning a competitive tender process in 2019, Pulse Fitness was appointed by Telford &
While exercisers often seek new ways in which to get the most out of their
Code Fitness is co-owned by Steve McClory and Luke Watson and was launched in 2013
Fitness equipment manufacturer Precor has launched two sleek new colours for its cardio range; Black
Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, has announced the extension of its
Hammer Strength, the number one brand in performance strength training, is adding to its portfolio
Precor UK
Precor UK
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry by at least a decade, and
To provide franchisees with ongoing access to world-renowned, CIMSPA-endorsed, fitness and nutrition educational content, RISE
Fitronics’ brand The Retention People (TRP) has launched a new, improved version of its automated
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
1 - 20 of 1,514
Latest News
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to ...
Latest News
Boutique chain Trib3 will become one of the first fitness operators to establish a presence ...
Latest News
At-home fitness brand NordicTrack from iFIT has launched what it says are the first voice-controlled, ...
Latest News
The Workforce State of Mind Survey, now in its second year, has begun to gather ...
Latest News
Wellness operator and fit tech company, LIT Method, (low-intensity training) is ramping up expansion after ...
Latest News
Planet Fitness has signed an agreement to acquire Sunshine Fitness – an operator of 114 ...
Latest News
People living in London have been advised to avoid or reduce strenuous exercise today (Friday ...
Latest News
A marketing partnership between fitness marketplace Hussle and fast-food giant McDonald's resulted in a significant ...
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Fitronics’ new member journey software is supporting the University of Oxford in improving its services for users
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Premier Gym + Fitness, based in Newton Abbot, Devon, has opened its doors to the public thanks to the help and support of Pulse Fitness
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
TVS Group installs a new world class facilities at the University of Kent in partnership with Robbins
HCM magazine
Exercise has been found to power up the body’s production of endocannabinoids and reduce chronic inflammation, explains Tom Walker
HCM magazine
At SATS, you can therefore design your own membership and pay just for what you want
HCM magazine
Most consumer-facing sectors have standards to reassure customers on matters of safety and quality. Now it’s the turn of our industry to go through this rite of passage
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Quoox lowers the barrier-to-entry for its flagship CRM system
Known for its innovation and for providing one of the most comprehensive gym and fitness facility software management products on the market, Quoox is causing a stir with its new pricing model.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Quoox throws down the gauntlet in fitness software arena
An increasing number of gym and studio owners are realising that the days of them needing six, eight or 10 pieces of expensive, disjointed and barely adequate software to operate their business is a thing of the past.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Innovative experience TAGactive launched at Everyone Active
Everyone Active opened its first TAGactive Arena at Lammas Leisure Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, January 3.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington breaks ground ahead of new Rainham Leisure Centre
Everyone Active has got the New Year off to a flying start as it begins work on the brand new Rainham Leisure Centre.
Video Gallery
Sport Alliance GmbH
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: EGYM UK Ltd
EGYM empowers gym operators to deliver a workout experience that supports their members' lifelong fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Venueserve Fitness
Venueserve Fitness is an easy-to-use, low-cost web- and mobile online exercise platform, already being used ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Property & Tenders
Bilborough, Nottingham
Bilborough College
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Technogym
Technogym
Partner sites