Location: The Tim Peake Sports and Conference Centre, Chichester
Space: Fitness studio
Flooring: Brecon Whisper Oak
Active45 was founded by friends Harry Parkes and Connor Cody, who started off running an outdoor exercise coaching class. After a successful summer with a busy client base, the pair decided to capitalise on their 14 years of experience and invest in a studio for the colder months and beyond.
In this modern environment, Harry and Connor aimed to deliver scientifically programmed, high intensity group workouts. They wanted a studio aesthetic to match their high standards of training; a niche, boutique-style setup that no one else in the surrounding area was offering.
Left to right: Connor and Harry
Harry comments: “The Active45 studio is like no other fitness studio. We deliver high quality workouts and coaching to maximise and enhance our clients’ lifestyles. It’s only fitting that the studio has a floor that lives up to this. We chose Woodpecker flooring as it’s beautiful on the eye but also tough on the feet. The Brecon Whisper Oak really complements the Active45 branding with its sleek, high-end finish. Our clients enjoy training in an environment that brings life and energy into their workouts and Woodpecker have definitely assisted us in achieving this. Thank you.”
Brecon Whisper Oak brings unique, visual appeal and practical resilience to this demanding gym environment. It’s used throughout the majority of the studio, capturing the look and feel of real wood with its deep grey hues and rustic character. With a tough wear layer and moisture-resistant surface, the flooring is strong and protected. It also has a built-in underlay and Easiloc joints for quick, easy fitting over existing subfloors.
Harry further comments: “Brecon provides a durable platform for our dynamic fast-paced workouts. We have received nothing but praise and compliments about our beautiful flooring!”
The swift renovation of the studio took place in less than 4 weeks. With Brecon in stock and available for delivery, it was ordered, delivered and laid within just one week by Robert Simons Wood Flooring Specialists, a contractor based in the Chichester area.
Robert comments: “I have been a regular user of Woodpecker Flooring due to their high quality engineered wood products. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Brecon laminate range was easy to install even in tight spaces, incredibly tough and very good value. The built-in underlay is a particularly good feature and I would have no hesitation recommending range.”
Brecon offers a high standard of durability and modern finish for many types of commercial environments. Learn more about the range.