As the name suggest, our facility is based on a working arable farm and we wanted our new space to compliment this rather than move away from our outdoor roots to a typical commercial space.
In light of this, we have spent the past year working with local ecologists and environmental consultants to establish how best to integrate our building into its surrounding landscape. The new indoor facility will have a sedum green roof system, which will not only look amazing, blending the building into the countryside but also has wider environmental benefits; providing habitats for wildlife, insulating the building, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving stormwater management.
The new space will also promote active transport through the incorporation of cycle storage facilities, encouraging our local gym goers to cycle to and from the gym. With the government’s pledge to become Net-Zero by 2050, sustainable measures have been widely implemented into city centres but are less encouraged in countryside settings. Our aim as a brand it to make steps to become as sustainable as possible, whether it be by a reduction in energy, waste, reuse of materials or working with brands equally as conscious of their carbon footprint.
The gym will function as our main indoor strength zone armed with state of the art equipment, allowing us to further attend to our members needs and act as a hub for health and wellness activations for the local Uttlesford community. Class offerings will be upgraded, with our current indoor gym space being utilized as a studio space.
We hope to launch Farm Fitness 2.0 in the early part of 2022.
Stay tuned for updates.