Another gym, really?
We have been asked ‘why do we need another gym in Moray?’ It is a good question. There are a number of gyms, studios and exercise clubs within Moray. Why would we be any different?
We intend to change the face of fitness for all, long-term. It’s a bold statement and we will need experts to help us deliver and modernise fitness in Moray.
Introduction to MSC main gym
Our induction into the gym will be tailored according to the previous knowledge and ability of the customer.
We know that some gyms can be intimidating and with sometimes only one session with an instructor isn’t enough. We want you to get the best out of every workout, we’ll teach you the different ways to use the equipment and we’ll be there to support you on your activity journey.
Shall I go to the gym tonight?
It is a simple thought. What if you wanted to go and get a regular fix of exercise, but due to the design, the support facilities or lack of staff understanding, you can’t? These are significant obstacles for a lot of people, but ones we can fix.
We know from first-hand experience that there is a need to provide better ‘access’ to facilities, accessible equipment and specifically trained team members (e.g. qualified in Macmillan Move More: Level 4 & Gentle Movement Training) to deliver classes and activities. We understand the strategy to improve health in Moray (PASH Strategy) and we are an active promoter for change and fully inclusive activities. Keeping regular contact with Scottish Disability Sport, we hear that current provision isn't inclusive - this is unacceptable.
Since October 2015, we have been gathering feedback from NHS providers, doctors surgeries, physios and other medical professionals but the most important feedback has come from the people of Moray; people that do not feel comfortable or cannot access activities presently.
We continue to collect information with our questionnaire on what people want to see at the centre. We urge everyone to fill this in and send back to us so we can make the centre as user friendly as possible. We also have a club expression of interest forms for groups showing interest in booking the facility.
Our Team is our greatest asset
Through the Modern Apprentice scheme, when we are fully operational, we can expand our opportunities to include fitness instruction, personal training and exercise to music. Also, specific qualifications in exercise referral, pre and post-natal exercise, obesity and diabetes, illness or injury rehabilitation to name a few.
This will be a community facility, run by members of the Moray community for the Moray community.
MSC is a community gym that will revise its programmes around our community and by educating our team to deliver excellent service.
Based in Edinburgh, we took our concept to Origin and asked them to draft our gym design. You can see the first draft (above) and you can provide feedback on anything you think we should add, or even ask questions as to what is included.
Origin has extensive knowledge in designing gym that will meet the most complex needs, read more.