EXF creates London’s largest functional training rig at The Yard

EXF worked in partnership with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club.

Inspired by a love of strength and conditioning, functional training and combat arts, The Yard, features innovative storage, flooring and bespoke functional training rig solutions from EXF.

Last year we worked on a similar project for the Third Space at their City location and our relationship with Third Space continues to flourish. This latest phase of the partnership saw our team aid the transformation of the site’s former sports hall, into a dedicated 745 square metre flexible training space.

Embracing the trend towards larger flexible training areas, The Yard is home to:

  • An open gym space
  • A dedicated combat zone on a mezzanine level
  • A 220 cubic metre functional training rig, making it one of the largest in London

The rig was built-to-measure and fit in with the aesthetics and feel of the new space, whilst also being a practically efficient workout space. The rig includes two custom built peg boards.

Our team fitted new flooring throughout including EXF designed functional performance flooring, strength flooring and a 15m three lane indoor track. In advance of its installation, our team put the flooring through rigorous testing to ensure it provided the right level of acoustic protection. This was especially important as The Yard is located above the site’s holistic and spa area. All flooring has been supplied in bespoke colours and the combat area, features bespoke wall pads. Additionally, we also fitted the site with nine full racks with platforms and a wide range of training accessories including prowler sledges, farmer’s walk handles and weight plates.

“There’s a huge demand for more flexible training and our vision was to create a dynamic space inspired by our love of strength and conditioning, functional training and combat arts for our members,” says Rob Beale, Fitness Director for Third Space. “Having worked with EXF previously at our City club we knew that they would be able to support us with The Yard. We have been thoroughly impressed once again by their expertise and ability to create exactly what we needed, with no task proving too difficult.”


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