FC Gym Balham, London
Following our successful collaboration with Fight City Gym, Moorgate, CYC Fitness was commissioned to design and kit out its 2nd location in Balham.
Working with director Mani Johal, the brief was to expand on the club’s thriving Moorgate facility to create a vibrant new training hub on the busy Balham High Road. The focus was to be on striking bespoke branding to replicate the community feel, yet ensure Balham had its own unique style.
Clever optimisation of space and thrilling training options have shaped a magnificent gym. With the finest UK custom-manufactured equipment, in the brand’s zesty new orange and black colours, the finished FC looks truly spectacular. Since its official opening in July, Balham members have been enjoying this incredible facility and diverse fitness classes.
The ground floor includes a custom FC Gym branded 18ft training boxing ring, 70 m2 class area including wall padding, flooring and cage panels to section the mixed martial arts area from the functional zone. A bespoke black and orange FC branded sprint track graces the functional training zone, along with custom Exigo UK rig, also in black and orange. The HIIT cardio range comprises the HiTrainer, MostFiit Core Hammers, TireFlip 180 and a comprehensive range of functional training accessories and cardio equipment from leading brands Star Trac and Gym Gear.
For the strength and conditioning area in Balham’s basement, we installed compact half power racks and integrated Olympic lifting platforms. FC’s plate loaded strength and bespoke resistance equipment includes a compact cable cross over, free weights, and specialist Olympic bars and accessories. The basement area meets building requirements and keeps noise to minimum with 75 mm thick quality acoustic and free weights rubber flooring.
Summarising the FC ethos, Mani stated:
“With top level coaching in all disciplines, and our full range of motivational equipment, you can keep fit in your own time and even strive to compete in boxing and martial arts. Fighting unifies everyone regardless of class, culture, race or religion.”