Sydney, NSW, Australia
ION, Strength & Conditioning Gym Fitout
ION is one of Australia’s best training facilities for small group training, personal training and strength and conditioning. Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and purpose built without compromise, they are dedicated to empowering clients to reach peak potential and achieve their health and fitness goals.
After 2 years operating as 'Serotonin Strength + Fitness', the owners of the business were planning a move and upgrade to a bigger space - including a rebrand to ION. AlphaFit were entrusted to custom design and develop ION’s strength and conditioning training space. ION constantly set the highest of standards for the gym and their coaches, and the fitout was held to the same world class expectations.
The setup needed to be fit for ION’s unique training methodology where up to 18 people train simultaneously with 3 coaches supervising. Being in Sydney CBD, every square meter needed to be used effectively to ensure versatility and ease of transformation between sessions. We confidently delivered a solution to uphold the premium level of equipment and offerings for their clientele, and as a result have ION as one of our biggest supporters.
To best suit ION's space, AlphaFit recommended 3 × 2 Cell Freestanding Semi Braced Rigs with Rig Mounted Storage to fit neatly in between large pillars. We delivered something quite special with all rig accessories custom coated in ION’s company colours, purple and black. To house equipment when not in use, they opted for a selection of wall mounted solutions including Vertical Bar Storage and Bench Storage. To round out the fitout, AlphaFit supplied a range of equipment including PU Bumper Plates, Technique Plates, Endure Barbells, specialty bars including Swiss, Hex/Trap and Rickshaw Barbells, 3 in 1 Foam Plyo Boxes, Dynamax Wall Balls and a variety of mixed implements.
ION came to us looking for advice on how to incorporate a monkey bar path without impacting the plan for their main rig. Their facility is in an L-shape layout with large pillars which provided a challenge when finding the most efficient use of space. We developed a custom monkey bar solution, attaching to pillars instead of the floor, ceiling or wall. We were able to customise the length of the path and the width of the mounting brackets to accommodate their unique space, and deliver a bespoke product and asset to the gym.
"AlphaFit made is easy for us to transition over from our existing space (which was also AlphaFit) the “can do” attitude of Jamie and his team made everything seem simple and we knew we could rely on them when we needed something that we hadn’t planned for. The amount of care they took, sending senior staff out to do a site visit and measure before we confirmed the order really put our mind at ease, knowing that we would get the right solution that was planned by a professional and not us guessing. In regard to functionality, we couldn’t be happier with how the space flows and accommodates for our small group training sessions - it simply works. We have sessions of up to 18 people and due to the design, we are able to operate seamlessly. We recommend AlphaFit to any serious training facility that values their clients and athletes and make no compromise on quality, the team are always there to take a phone call or answer an email - long after the sale is made."
Training Director, ION
"We really wanted to install a Monkey Bar in our new facility but didn’t see a way to do so without it impeding on our rig configuration and the way we program our sessions. The team at AlphaFit were able to consult and identify pillars which they could use to make a custom bracket for mounting our Monkey Bars, we are now able to program TRX rows, pull ups and other bodyweight exercises which we would not have been able to in that area of the facility."
Managing Director & Performance Specialist, ION
- Custom Freestanding Semi Braced Rig
- Pillar Mounted Monkey Bar Rig
- Rig Mounted Storage
- Custom Purple Origin XL J-Hooks
- Custom Purple Jammer Arms
- Endure Barbells
- Specialty Bars including Hex/Trap, Rickshaw and Swiss Barbells
- PU Bumper Plates
- Technique Plates
- Wall Mounted Storage
- 3 in 1 Foam Plyo Boxes
- Dynamax Wall Balls