Sport & Exercise


Sport & Exercise and Eleiko - Raising the Bar

The new “Eleiko Training Gym” at the Pleasance Sport Complex and Gym opens to the members at midday on Monday 19 July.

The new space, which is the first Eleiko Training Gym at any UK Higher Education facility, will offer Sport & Exercise members access to a new and improved range of premium Eleiko weights and additional multifunctional platform space. There is now an additional 3 work zones in the room, and each rack has a pull-up station built-in (doubling the previous offer) and there are also 3 new dip station attachments and 3 new land mine attachments. The gym has also been completely refurbished with new flooring, a contemporary new look and an improved layout.

Dale Beech of Eleiko Sport Ltd said;

We are delighted to be working directly alongside  University of Edinburgh Sport & Exerise ; this project has given us the opportunity to showcase what Eleiko Sport Ltd is capable of, now we have our broader product range and impeccable design team. Working with University of Edinburgh has been a pleasure; they have been very open to our ideas, not only from the equipment side, but also from design. This is a very exciting partnership for all concerned

ÖPPEN Possibilities

The new gym also offers Sport & Exercise members access to Eleiko’s, patent-pending;  Öppen Deadlift Bar. Opening up the benefits of deadlifting to everybody the bar is designed for lifting ease, with a design that supports a variety of lunges and carries in addition to deadlifts. The bar also easily moves between the upright storage and the horizontal lifting position and rests on rubber feet which protect the platform and act as a loading jack to provide ample clearance for unencumbered loading and unloading.

A partnership build on education

As part of the new partnership, University Sport & Exercise are delighted that we will be able to offer, alongside regular in-service training for our staff, the 1st ever Eleiko Scholarship to two University of Edinburgh students or staff members. This incredible development opportunity will see the successful candidates enjoy a trip to Eleiko HQ in Sweden where they will spend a day with Eleiko technical experts learning about the manufacturing process and completing a tutored training session. During the visit the scholars will also manufacturer an Olympic weightlifting bar, which will be branded with their name, to bring back home with them.

Our partnership with Eleiko is based on a shared commitment to innovation, quality and performance so we are delighted to be able to offer the 1st ever “Eleiko Scholarship” to our students and staff. This incredible opportunity to learn from industry-leading organisation will help both the development of our staff and students helping us raise the bar for our members and wider community.

Jim Aitken MBEDirector of Sport & Exercise, 

The new Eleiko Training Gym opens to the public at midday on 19 January 2019. Please ask any member of our Gym Team for more information or for help on the new equipment.