Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Installation joys!!!!

Easy Riders Paul on the left Dave on the right
Very steep and narrow

Monday morning dawned bright and sunny with Dave, Paul and myself starting out on the long drive to central London to install our cardio into Lifesmart, a very upmarket club.
We had nine pieces of cardio which included two treadmills, two ellipticals, two XT20's upright cycles, recumbent cycles and a stepper to carry up these steps!!!!
Oh and then we had two treadmills, two ellipticals an upright and recumbent cycle to bring down.
By 6.30 we had completed the moving in and out of the kit plus built the treadmills up, an elliptical and the stepper leaving us just the building up and placing of the kit on Tuesday.

After a brief walk to the hotel we headed off for a Chinese meal, this was very much deserved and the beers just hit the spot. Three very tired guys resisted the temptations of the big city and headed back for an early night.

Tuesday morning we were back to finish the job. By mid day we had completed the install and positioned the kit, making the most of the room size and features. Dave is really getting into how the kit should be laid out and after a few changes we were both happy to bring the client in to sign off.

The smile on their faces made the hard work worth while and the comments were fantastic.

All that was left was for Dave to drive us back up the motorway and get us home safe and sound.

The gym looked fantastic and the effort Dave and Paul put in was awesome many thanks to them.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Press Up for Cancer

Congratulations to our sales manager Andrew Gange (far left of pic) and Paul Salmon who conceived and organised the press up for cancer event on May the 22nd & 23rd. People were sponsored to do 1,000 press ups in a maximum of ten hours. Check out the web site for more information.

So far the event has raised approx £15,000 so a huge success and a fantastic achievement to Andrew and Paul - well done.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

What our customers say about us

Excelsior Academy, a brand new state of the art academy situated in the West End of Newcastle recently awarded SportsArt Fitness UK the contract to supply both cardio and strength training products to equip their new fitness centre. The new Excelsior Academy gym will provide a professional sports environment for the academy, which is a new concept in secondary education, featuring ‘five schools built around a central courtyard and delivering education and learning opportunities to 1800 students aged 11-18. The facility will provide a range of health and fitness equipment to support and encourage both students, staff and the local community to participate in leisure pursuits.

Business Manager for Excelsior Academy Peter Snowdon reported, “It was vitally important that any new selected fitness equipment was user friendly and fit for purpose, especially as the facilities were to be in constant use by a wide age group, 7 days a week. The project was put out to tender and eventually after careful consideration the contract was awarded to SportsArt.

SportsArt eventually supplied over a dozen Cardio and Strength fitness training stations including treadmills, ellipticals, upright & recumbent bikes, chest, shoulders and arms apparatus and as a result, feel that we have provided members with an excellent balanced training circuit within our budget.
In making that final decision, apart from the excellent build and aesthetics of the fitness equipment, the differentiating factor that swayed us to appoint SportsArt was their enthusiasm when talking about sport and health; plus in discussion, it was obvious that SportsArt were passionate about doing a good job. SportsArt was very professional in its approach, very constructive and helpful in offering advice on layout and equipment selection, but at no time did we feel under pressure or consider that they were trying over sell.

The project was completed on time, within budget and provides Excelsior Academy with a state-of-the art fitness suite to complement the PE curriculum. It also enables us to work with the local community to promote the benefits of health and fitness, encouraging community groups to commit to using the new training equipment.

Since installation, SportsArt fitness equipment has been reliable and performed well and our experience of its after sales service has been excellent. On that basis, we would have no hesitation in recommending doing business with SportsArt Fitness UK.”