Founded in 1907, Bendigo Senior Secondary College (BSSC) is a year 11 & year 12 public school with over 1700 students, based in the regional city of Bendigo.
BSSC has a strong sporting culture - they contacted Little Bloke Fitness for a consultation on how best to set up their new gym space – integrating their existing equipment in with a range of new strength and conditioning equipment. Their aim was to create a training facility that would cater both to their athletes, and provide a training space suitable to run PE classes.
Following an onsite visit, and a series of emails and phone calls we put forward a proposal that recommended that BSSC undergo a full refurbishment of the strength area, including replacing carpet with new rubber flooring tiles, retiring the older, pin loaded dual machines and old school bench presses that were in place, along with any other redundant pieces that were no longer being used and installing modern, high end strength and conditioning equipment.
The gym space measured around 100sqm which allowed room for two commercial squat racks to be installed, with all the essentials for strength training – flat incline benches, barbells and bumper plates. A dedicated lat pull down / low row, functional trainer and preacher curl bench were also included, along with a range of functional and mobility equipment such as Hex Dumbbells, kettlebells, slam balls, plyometric boxes, resistance bands and rollers.
Since the refurbishment in early 2000, BSSC have continued to add new pieces of equipment to this space, as well as to a number of other schools in the area that work together with BSSC as a part of an athlete high-performance program.