Dr Chris Gaffney, lecturer in sports science at Lancaster University conducts tests at the new facility
A wellbeing-focused Human Performance Lab and Strength and Conditioning Room has opened at Lancaster University after an eight-month refurbishment.
According to the university, the 400 sq m extension, which was first announced last year, will stimulate healthier living by encouraging members of the public and athletes to take a “positive mental attitude towards strength training”.
The extension has created more space to meet the increasing demand for sports facilities on campus and will temporarily accommodate the Human Performance Lab to support research and learning around a newly-introduced Sports Sciences degree.
The Human Performance Lab will move to a new Health Innovation Campus when it opens in 2020.
The space features power racks and Olympic lifting platforms and cardio equipment including Wattbikes and kit from Technogym’s Skill range, including Skill Bike, Skill Run, Skill Row and Skill Mill.
"This new facility will benefit our competitive athletes and teams, individuals and local/regional teams and organisations" -
Kim Montgomery, Lancaster University
“We’re so excited to be adding this great new facility to the Sport Lancaster portfolio,” remarked Kim Montgomery, the school’s head of sport.
She continued: “This will benefit our competitive athletes and teams and individuals, as well as local and regional teams and organisations.”
The space will also be used by staff and the people living in the wider community, promoting health and wellbeing and encouraging more people to get active.
The lab will move to a new Health Innovation Campus in 2020