We’ve decided to go old school with an 80s montage to give you a snapshop of our first week at Foundry:east. Read more on the inside scoop from Foundry Director Graeme below. We hope you enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it!
Seven days in and finally the ‘new car smell’ is starting to fade a little, along with the shine on all our brand new IWF approved Werksan plates, barbells, and heavy duty lifting racks. Foundry:east is open, albeit non-officially in the style of a super trendy Shoreditch bar. Our first clients are through the door and enjoying the perks of being one of our ‘Founder’ members, inclusive classes, workshops, and coaching from our expert team.
A bit like peeling back the wallpaper in my old Victorian terrace, more jobs are appearing with each day that passes. Sorting our membership systems, dealing with equipment hiccups, ordering all those little things we forgot about, and getting to grips with taking on new team members to help deliver our various classes and courses. However, the main thing is that our new members are loving it, here is what a few of them had to say after our first Saturday Furnace group training session of sled drags, prowler pushing, farmers walks, squats, presses, and much more:
Rebecca Ball : Just headed home after another amazing session with the chaps at foundry:east. Highly recommend!
Alexa Mason : S&C fans must check out the new
@FoundryFit training facility at West Ham. Just did a fab, brutal circuit inc. tyre flips, prowlers & sleds.
Kate McIntyre : Just had my first taste of strongman training at the new Foundry East. Tyre flipping, pushing and pulling, you name it we did it.
James Murphy : The Foundry have pulled out all the stops with their state of the art facility, Foundry:east, only a stone’s throw away from the Olympic stadium. The facility is second to none and the strongman clases are awesome – perfect for anyone serious about training.
We’ve already been helping rugby players with pre-season work, powerlifters to learn olympic lifting, rowers to get faster, and some of our new female members to squat a bit differently from their body pump class, and that’s just in week one! For several of us it is a great opportunity to get into a different training environment and putting to work some of the best training equipment available anywhere in London.