Kent Sport Fitness Suite Open

The Kent Sport Fitness Suite has a new look! Work has been completed and the free weights area and the Pit along with all other areas of the ground floor fitness suite are open.

The floor in these areas has been replaced and fitted with a new thicker rubber matting for enhanced protection. The new matting will not only absorb the vibration of weights being dropped but protect the concrete base layer. Due to the sheer volume of usage within these areas, the floor had become no longer fit for purpose. When weights were used and dropped, it caused the concrete below the surface to crumble. Over the years we had patched these areas up but a full replacement became the best solution.

The area has also received a fresh coat of paint and the equipment has been reorganised for an improved layout. The work is part of an ongoing programme of investment in the sports facilities at Kent to enhance the student experience.

We hope you enjoy the improved Fitness Suite. Why not come for an air conditioned workout and see for yourselves what we have done?  We welcome any comments or questions to be directed to For photos of this project visit UniKentSports on Facebook.

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