Exercise can have a remarkable effect on not only the health of an individual, but also their productivity in the workplace. There are many ways you can encourage your workforce to engage in more physical activities, such as the inclusion of on-site shower facilities or, where possible, a fully equipped on-site gym. Evidently this fact was not lost on the decision makers over at global manufacturer of chemical and oil products, INEOS, as they recently unveiled a brand new on-site smart gym for their central London HQ which comes outfitted with all the latest technology one could ever need during a workout, and arguably some you may not.

Award-winning audio visual specialists Electric String collaborated with automated technology experts Crestron to create an audio, video and control system which gives a new dimension to the gym user experience. The overall goal here was to provide flexibility, allowing users o control their own workout experience by selecting tailored media content and audio, rather than force-feeding mass content to all users.

Rob Sullivan, Commercial Director commented, “The real key was to give gym users fully flexible control and access to whatever content they desired from the installed system, something which is simply not possible in most gym situations.” 

Gym users are provided access to:
  • Instructor Microphone
  • Internet Radio
  • AirPlay from Instructor for classes
  • AirPlay from individual gym users
  • Streaming audio “virtual jukebox”
  • Blu-Ray/CD
  • Satellite TV
  • Freeview TV
  • Plug-in point for 3rd party devices
Jonny Ginns, Group General Counsel for INEOS Holdings Limited, also commented, “We had to combine several complex lighting, audio and training software packages behind the scenes, and yet present gym users with a very simple user interface via the Crestron touch screens, which were designed and programmed for our requirements. The team achieved exactly that and our users love it.”

Sam Bonson

Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. He is currently working as a content writer, journalist & editor as he continues to expand his horizons.
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