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on Tuesday, 27 November 2012. Posted in Press Releases
The Inverness based marked leader in personal Ionic Technology has invested in a unique extreme training facility; the FORGE GYM. The investment funds will facilitate massive expansion of the gym area and will integrate the new Ionic Balance Head Office into the building. This will give strength athletes/trainers, powerlifters, combat sports enthusiasts, body builders and those looking for a serious training centre a kind training facility will be unlike any other in the area. The expansion is now well underway with the launch date expected in January 2013.
“I’m really looking forward to this partnership and feel that Forge gym and Ionic Balance will make an unstoppable team. We will be assisting Ionic Balance with development of new sports performance products which will be tested in the harshest real world training conditions.” Gavin Laird - Founder of Forge Gym.
Forge Gym is already an established facility with a no-nonsense results based reputation. It currently has a 3000sq ft weights area and 2 large studios. The expansion will double the downstairs area and a new upstairs 3000sq ft area is being developed for the Highland Boxing Academy. The boxing gym will have 2 boxing rings and all the pads and bags anyone could ever need. Classes will be run for trainees of all abilities and ages including ladies only boxing classes. The Forge also houses the Fusion Mixed Martial Arts club. The Forge will be the first gym in the Highlands to have a MMA Octagon cage, cage wall and extensive fully matted floor area for all grappling and stand up fighting needs. Fusion MMA (whose fighters won 4-1 at the recent Caledonian Combat run by Forge Gym and main Sponsors Ionic Balance) will also be holding classes on weekly bases for all abilities where you can train for fitness or work on your stand up, grappling or the many other disciplines involved in Mixed Martial Arts.. There will also be a wide range of other classes running with one of the most popular being Pole Gym in Pole Dance Scotland’s dedicated studio.
Forge Gym is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with every member having their own electronic swipe card allowing them access at any time. New equipment will be at the forefront of the expansion. More strongman equipment will be added to complement the success of Forge Gym’s second Highlands Strongest Man with competitors coming from all over Scotland to compete, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd places going to Forge Gym members! More plate loading kit and resistance equipment will be added, lifting platforms, bumper plates and much much more.
The Head Office for Ionic Balance will also be housed in the expanded area. Despite being based in Inverness, Ionic Balance has a large worldwide presence with distributors and retailers in every major area of the globe. Their constant innovation has kept them ahead of the game and now with their new CERBERUS range they are firmly committed to the sports performance market. With strong ethical, ecological and social responsibilities Ionic Balance have given back to the community with sponsorship, charity work and sports development. Always having a passion for sports, training and active living Ionic Balance have endorsed many athletes and sponsored many high profile sporting events and will continue to do so. The product that has made them famous is the massive worldwide success - the Ionic Balance Band. The product is the perfect aid to get the most out of your training and sport helping with circulation, recovery and sleep. Now being involved in Forge Gym Ionic Balance can encourage and promote sport and activity in an even more direct way.
“Our new partnership will allow us to expand into larger premises and also facilitate our performance testing of our ever expanding range. Most of our staff are always in the gym anyway so it will be a home from home! We feel that together with Forge Gym we can create a truly unique training facility and cater for the needs other gyms just can’t meet.” Calum Liptrot - CEO of Ionic Balance and Co-Owner of Forge Gym.