New Gym at Fettes
Fettes is delighted to report that our new Fitness and Conditioning Suite which was opened by Sir Bill Gammell (Old Fettesian) in March is going from strength to strength.
The new fitness and conditioning suite is customised for our students to develop and improve all aspects of their physical fitness and strength. Although the gym at Westwoods is available there is an age stipulation of 16. With our own gym, we can introduce younger athletes to training regimes and skills that will enable them to reach their potential at a faster rate and ensure that they are coached in the correct technique that will allow them to use good, safe practice for the rest of their lives.
The new gym also allows us to dictate the design and content of the displays on the walls and they will be specifically aimed at our students. Recommended diets, lifting techniques, targets and progress tables will all help to motivate and inspire them to become stronger and more capable competitors. Fettes has a relatively small population and this exclusive training facility will help us punch well above our weight. A second, and very important, consequence is our ability to tailor programmes for all sections of the school such as girls’ only nights.
"This is one of a number of initiatives we are developing to promote more extensive and thorough preparation for our sportsmen and women. We are very excited about the opportunity this presents for our elite athletes and serious games players." Steve Bates, Director of Sport