At BLK BOX, our number one goal is to improve athletes through better training equipment, and we were proud to do so recently for The Bristol Bears.
The team have achieved significant recent success in the world of rugby, winning the European Challenge Cup and finishing third in the Gallagher Premiership in 2019/20.
Bristol Bears recently opened a brand new £11.5million state of the art training facility in Abbots Leigh, Bristol. Officially titled ‘Bears High Performance Centre’, the site includes two full sized rugby pitches, a covered indoor 4G pitch, medical facilities, hydrotherapy facilities, board rooms, players’ lounge, team analysis rooms and a high-performance gym, proudly provided and installed by BLK BOX.
The facility was designed specifically with elite athletes in mind who demand more from their training. To accommodate the entire team and coaches, both floor space and equipment had to be perfectly balanced and designed to withstand heavy and constant use.
Taking centre stage in the facility are 6 Samson Back-to-Back Full Racks with the Bristol Bears logo laser cut and standing proud along the top of each of the racks.
Ensuring the team have excellent levels of strength, speed, power and agility is vital, so to complement the Samson racks, there are a number of other BLK BOX favourites in the gym including Samson Jammer Arms, Urethane Dumbbells, Resistance Bands, Safety Squat Bars, Hex Barbells, 45-degree Hyperextension, a range of Concept 2 cardio equipment and storage essentials including Basecamp storage for kettlebells, Dynamax Medicine Balls and BLK BOX Resistance Bands.
“We are delighted to have chosen BLK BOX to design & install our athletic performance gym. They’re a quality brand whose performance values are aligned with our own, so it’s great to be in partnership together.
We wanted the gym to facilitate large numbers, but to also provide options for all individual player needs who may be working around injuries or modifications. The design provided by BLK BOX allowed us to maximise the entire space & the layout ensures that we can be really efficient with our time.
We found their service to be second to none and look forward to developing our partnership with them for years to come.” Kevin Geary, Head of Athletic Performance
On entering the facility, the first thing visitors see is the Bristol Bears’ logo alongside the caption ‘To inspire our community through rugby success’. The Bears High Performance Centre facilitates world class preparation in an elite environment and has certainly raised the bar for sports performance training. We think it would be difficult not to be inspired by the new facility and are excited for the future of this rugby club.