To support the range of sporting ability and courses at the University of Leeds, they developed a state-of-the-art Strength and Conditioning room.

Perform Better were selected as the preferred supplier for the design and installation of the new S&C room.

"At the University of Leeds we recently used Perform Better to update our S&C room and install new equipment and flooring. Their expertise and experience really helped us to find what we were looking for from our new facility and we were extremely satisfied with the high standard of customer service we received. The end product is great and we now have a facility that is fit for purpose which our coaches and athletes love to train in."



After two years of planning, the University of Leeds refurbished their existing Strength and Conditioning facility at the Edge Sports Centre in December 2015. The University were keen to have the refurbished facility up and running before Christmas, which left us just 5 days between the students finishing term and the completion date.

Once all the old equipment had been removed, Duratrain Performance Flooring and Artificial Turf were laid to create an Olympic lifting area and a functional area for sled drag or drive work etc. The height of the turf was built up to the 31mm height of the Duratrain flooring to give a continuous working area.

The S & C team were unsure if they wanted individual power racks or a training rig, so we developed a bespoke mix of the two: four power racks with joining bars between each rack to allow bodyweight training and other functional work. In addition, the Optojump testing system was specified, which will be connected to the screen in the gym for immediate video and data feedback to athletes.

The University will also be using the GymAware Power testing system, which they had purchased previously, to monitor power outputs of their athletes.


  • Performance Power Racks
  • Dipping, Prone Row and Grappler Attachments
  • Joining Bars between each rack
  • Adjustable Bench
  • Eleiko Bars
  • Eleiko Technique Bars & Discs
  • Eleiko Olympic Training Disc Sets
  • Farmers Walk Bars
  • Hex Bars
  • Rubber Dumbbell Set and Rack
  • Chalk Bowls
  • Timer Clock
  • Duratrain Performance Free Weights Flooring
  • Performance Artificial Turf Track
  • Optojump
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