MAROUBRA, NSW, AUSTRALIA
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS, ELITE SPORTS CLUB GYM FITOUT
The Heffron Centre—located in Heffron Park, Maroubra—is the new home to the South Sydney Rabbitohs Football Club's high-performance centre. The Rabbitohs approached AlphaFit to manufacture and supply Australian-made premium equipment for their world-class training centre accessed by both NRL and NRLW players.
In consultation with Jack Milligan, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, we created a high performance space that catered to rugby league strength and conditioning needs. The Rabbitohs were provided with a custom rig solution joining 4 x Double Half Cages with custom Logo Braces to form the ultimate strength training zone. The central Cages are connected with taller uprights and a crossbeam to allow players additional height to perform rope climbs and ring movements, including ring pull ups and muscle-ups.
Eight storage pins provide ample space to stow plates, and enable quick load changes with the weights close at all times. The Cages are accessorised with a range of attachments including: XL J-Hooks, Rig Attached Core Trainers, Dip Bars, Rig Attached Hip Thrusters, Spotter Arms, Barbell Storage and Jammer Arms. This configuration ensured everything the players and their coaches would require is all within arms reach.
The fitout included additional key strength pieces such as: a Functional Trainer, Lat Pull Low Row Tower, Pull Benches, Belt Squat, GHDs, 40 Degree Leg Press and Vertical Smith Machine. These Australian made commercial strength machines are all designed and engineered around providing the best experience for a 95th percentile male to 5th percentile female. This consideration means both NRL and NRLW players are sure to find a comfortable position to get the best out of their movements.
Everywhere you look throughout the gym, you will see custom Rabbitohs branded equipment. AlphaFit designed and supplied PU Dumbbells, Competition Bumper Plates, Change Plates and custom Stacked Logo Braces all bearing the iconic running white rabbit.
To home all the PU equipment they have dedicated storage solutions including Dumbbell Towers and a 2 Tier 3 Row PU Dumbbell Rack. Along the back of the room is a customised Evolve Storage System housing a wide range of mixed implements including, Dead Balls, Medicine Balls, Kettlebells and Sand Bags.
The layout and equipment selection was focused around future-proofing the facility. In providing flexible and functional areas, the needs of current coaches and players are supported the same as any following athletes and staff.
"The technical knowledge, attention to detail, and ongoing commitment from the Team at AlphaFit have been crucial assets in assisting us in the design of one of the premier high performance gyms in the country. The NRL is a gruelling competition. The demands placed on the players and their bodies means that the development of underpinning strength and power adaptations is critical to their robustness and performance through the season. Facilities can often present barriers or constraints to strength and power programming and individualisation in team sports. By collaborating with AlphaFit and producing a spacious, free flowing facility, these barriers have been removed. The planning process of the fitout was efficient and highly customisable. From a training perspective, we have been particularly impressed with the quality and function of the Australian-made Core Vertical Smith Machine, and the variation and adaptability of AlphaFit’s bespoke rig attachments. We are incredibly grateful for our relationship with the Team at AlphaFit, and their influence on the environment that the South Sydney Rabbitohs players call home cannot be understated."
NRL Strength & Conditioning Coach, South Sydney Rabbitohs
- Double Half Cages with Storage
- Origin XL J-Hooks
- Spotter Arms
- Barbell Storage
- Rig Attached Hip Thrusters
- Rig Attached Core Trainers
- Jammer Arms
- Core Functional Trainer
- Freestanding Core Lat Pull Low Row Tower
- Cable Grips
- Core Vertical Smith Machine
- Push Pull Sleds
- Core Belt Squat
- Core 40 Degree Leg Press
- Core Adjustable Utility Benches
- Pull Benches
- PU Dumbbell Storage Rack
- Dumbbell Towers
- Custom PU Dumbbells
- Competition Bumper Plates - Black
- Soft Blocks
- Sand Bags
- Medicine Balls
- Evolve Storage System
- Weight Trees