Customer Success Story
Mark Hall Sports Centre
Members at Mark Hall Sports Centre in Harlow, Essex have benefitted from the installation of new state-of-the-art Precor equipment, replacing its 10 year old machines and enabling the centre to provide a more high-tech experience.
A smaller machine footprint and flexibility of dual-use pieces has extended the equipment offering and increased the number of stations available in the 120 sq m gym. As well as featuring 11 Precor cardiovascular machines, all fitted with Precor’s new P82 console and Preva® networked, the centre also benefits from the addition of eight Vitality™ Series Strength stations and two award-winning Adaptive Motion Trainers® plus a Queenax™ functional training corner unit.
Andy Smith, General Manager at Mark Hall Sports Centre, comments: “Installing all new Precor equipment has meant that we are able to offer our members a new state-of-the-art environment to workout in. The Vitality™ Series Dual-Use strength machines provide a greater range of exercises for our members within a smaller footprint space, and this has furnished us with the opportunity to install additional and different cardio and functional fitness equipment. Preva® networked fitness enables them to track their fitness activities both in and outside of the gym. The addition of the Queenax™ functional training corner unit not only maximises the space available but differentiates us from our competitors.”
The centre, which was established in 2006, is part of the Academy Transformation Trust Partnerships Initiative. Open daily to the public, the Mark Hall Sports Centre gym facilities are also used, as part of their GCSE PE programme, by students at the Mark Hall Academy. It is part of the FANS (Free Access to National Sports People) scheme, allowing nationally recognised, competing athletes to use the facilities free of charge and offers discounted rates for local clubs’ members including Harlow Athletics Club and Harlow Running Club.
As well as the fitness facilities, the sports centre features an all-weather athletics track, 3G Astro turf and grass football pitches, floodlit hard-court 5-a-side football pitches, a sports hall, tennis and netball courts, a studio for fitness classes and a meeting room.
Smith continues: “We looked at various brands but Precor offered the whole package; high quality, affordable equipment. The new P82 console is great for us as a business - its online maintenance updates mean there’s minimal disruption to the usage. We can also modify and personalise the screens with information, adverts and promotions as and when we need to, keeping members up to date with what’s going on at the centre.”
Justin Smith, Head of UK at Precor, comments: “Mark Hall Sports Centre embraced the need for change and looked to enhance their member experience. The revised layout, new equipment and inclusion of the Queenax™, AMT’s® and P82 consoles will help attract new members and provide existing exercisers with the ability to make the most out of their fitness routine.”