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Enhancing soldier readiness with the BeaverDome

The British Army has always been at the forefront of innovation and development when it comes to enhancing the physical training and overall readiness of its soldiers. The latest addition to their arsenal is the BeaverFit BeaverDome, a state-of-the-art facility designed to revolutionise the training experience. The BeaverDome, coupled with the bespoke outdoor training rig, offers a diverse range of training options with the fully customisable interior. Utilising a range of equipment from BeaverFit Beast Racks, pull-up bars, sleds, climbing ropes, and a custom track, the soldiers can engage in a variety of challenging exercises that target strength, agility, endurance. This versatility ensures that soldiers can adapt to the physical demands of real-world scenarios effectively. The BeaverDome and outdoor training rig have been meticulously designed to provide soldiers with the means to engage in rigorous physical training, offering a wide range of challenging exercises and functional training equipment that target various aspects of fitness, ultimately leading to improved overall physical preparedness and enhanced combat effectiveness for our troops. With the ability to incorporate cardio-intensive activities such as running, circuit training, and interval training into their workout routine, the soldiers develop greater stamina, allowing them to sustain physical exertion for longer periods, which is vital in combat situations that require prolonged effort and resilience. However, strengthening the major muscle groups not only improves physical performance but also reduces the risk of injuries during demanding tasks in the field. Recovery and rehabilitation are of paramount importance within the military, as they play a crucial role in maintaining health, well-being, and operational readiness. The physical demands and high-stress environments that soldiers often face can result in injuries, fatigue, and mental strain. According to the Ministry of Defence’s annual health and safety report, as much as “61% of injuries occur in the troops’ training”, and if a serious enough injury, you may not be able to effectively serve during your contract, the military may choose to medically separate you instead. The BeaverDome’s modular and customisable design offers a unique advantage by allowing for the integration of recovery and rehabilitation rooms within its facilities. The BeaverDome and outdoor training rig go beyond conventional fitness facilities, offering soldiers the opportunity to engage in rigorous physical training. The combination of challenging exercises and functional equipment contributes to improvements in strength, endurance, flexibility, and overall fitness levels. By utilising these facilities regularly, soldiers can optimise their physical preparedness, ensuring they are ready to face the demanding and dynamic nature of their duties, ultimately enhancing their combat effectiveness. Follow us on Instagram at @beaverfituk to stay up-to-date with our Dam Strong news.

How Malvern College is elevating athlete development with the Shred Shed

Malvern College, well-known for its commitment to performance and athlete development, has recently unveiled their brand-new outdoor training solution – the Shred Shed. The facility is set to redefine the training landscape for all their school and college teams, as well as regional semi-professional and professional teams. Recognising the importance of fostering relationships with regional teams, the Shred Shed is positioned as a hub for collaborative training initiatives. Not only benefiting Malvern College athletes, but also establishing the institution as a vital player in the broader sports community. Offering specialised training programmes: One size does not fit all when it comes to athletic training. Recognising this, the Shred Shed offers specialised training programmes tailored to the unique needs and goals of athletes at every level. Whether it’s precision and accuracy for netball players, or strength and conditioning routines for rugby players, these unique sessions provide targeted support to help athletes excel in their respective sports. Injury prevention and rehabilitation: Athletic development is hindered by injuries, which is why the Shred Shed places a strong emphasis on injury prevention and rehabilitation. Through tailored programmes, athletes learn proper warm-up techniques, mobility exercises, and strength building routines designed to lessen the risk of common sports-related injuries.  Strength and conditioning coaching: All of the college’s pupils benefit from their team of specialist coaches, offering a balance of support and challenge to develop the athletic potential of every student. With the Shred Shed, the college is able to offer on-campus strength and conditioning sessions, to further enhance their training and development. “The Shred Shed has been really useful for our talented athlete programme. It’s allowed us to use the space for their specific strength and conditioning sessions to help them on their pathway into professional sports sides.” – Joe Crichard, Malvern College, Strength and Conditioning Coach Interested in enhancing your on-campus sports facilities? Email info@beaverfit.com to chat to our Sales team, or visit the Shred Shed webpage here for more information. Follow us on Instagram at @beaverfituk to stay up-to-date with our Dam Strong news.

Where Strength Meets Legacy: Introducing The Bridge Rig

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In the ever-evolving landscape of functional training solutions, BeaverFit proudly unveils its latest innovation, The Bridge Rig. With a rich legacy rooted in steel bridge building since 1947, BeaverFit has seamlessly transitioned this expertise into the world of fitness training, establishing itself as a global leader in the production of top-notch training equipment. The Bridge Rig pays homage to BeaverFit’s roots in steel bridge building while symbolising the strength that this product brings to the fitness world. Just as bridges connect people and places, The Bridge Rig bridges the gap between traditional training and modern innovation, resulting in a piece of equipment that stands tall with a profound sense of heritage. A Legacy of Endurance Our journey began with a personal passion for endurance-based fitness training. Over the years, the company’s commitment to pushing boundaries and striving for excellence has resulted in a remarkable transformation, paving the way for revolutionary fitness products like The Bridge Rig. This new addition to our range is a commitment to providing athletes and fitness enthusiasts with cutting-edge tools to reach their peak performance. The Bridge Rig: Revolutionising Functional Training Designed with a focus on space efficiency, The Bridge Rig is poised to redefine the functional training experience. This fully customisable rig offers a myriad of workout stations, allowing multiple users to engage simultaneously, making it an ideal choice for group training sessions. Emphasising inclusivity and community spirit, The Bridge Rig fosters a supportive environment for users to motivate and challenge each other, elevating the overall training experience to new heights. Unparalleled Functionality The integration of modular storage provides a two-fold benefit for fitness enthusiasts and facility owners alike. It maximises the utilisation of previously unused space, ensuring that no inch goes to waste. Say goodbye to cluttered workout areas! By freeing up valuable floor space, The Bridge Rig creates an expansive and well-organised training environment that breathes new life into a fitness facility. As we embrace the future of training, BeaverFit’s Bridge Rig stands at the forefront of a new era in functional fitness. Its combination of robust construction, space efficiency, and group training capabilities make it an indispensable asset.   “Launching The Bridge Rig is like bringing our steel bridge-building heritage to the fitness playground. Just as bridges unite people and places, the Bridge Rig unites tradition with modern fitness, standing proud with the roots firmly grounded in our history.” – Tom Beaver, Managing Director and Founder of BeaverFit UK   Looking for a custom solution? Email our Commercial Sales Manager john@beaverfit.com, or call the office on +44 (0) 1694 751 265 to chat to one of our team.

Don’t Suffer in Silence – BeaverFit supports Glenn Osinski OBE and Michael Coates in their Sled Marathon for Suicide Awareness

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‘Strength is hidden amongst the long silence of the suffering heart’ 1 in 6 people report experiencing mental health problems. From anxiety and depression, through to PTSD – mental health can effect anyone, at any time and any age. BeaverFit Business Development Manager and Ex Warrant Officer Glenn Osinski, took part in a gruelling 26.2 mile Sled Marathon at Manor Gym, partnered with Michael Coates. Throughout this challenge, Glenn and Michael remained in complete silence, whilst pushing and pulling a 75KG BeaverFit Sled. The two completed the challenge in 20hrs 26mins, pushing through their thoughts and demonstrating both physical and mental strength, something of which many struggle with on a daily basis. ’This activity was important to both Michael and I. It was to symbolise a day in the life of someone close to suicide. We wanted to suffer in silence and raise money and awareness so that others didn’t have to’ said Glenn. ‘We kept each other going throughout. There’s a well known quote…”The body can stand almost anything, but it’s the mind you have to convince” Sharing that hardship together was incredible, but those suffering in silence don’t have that someone to rely on. We did it for them. A message from our Co-founder ‘As a symbolisation of the struggles and hardships faced everyday by people, BeaverFit are following this activity with a reflection on how powerful and sometimes detrimental it can be to remain in your own thoughts.’ Tom Beaver. BeaverFit endeavour to hold and maintain a positive working environment, with exercises such as monthly marathons and social activities outside of work, to ensure we are all having that opportunity to ‘talk to someone’. It’s okay not to be DAM STRONG. if you are struggling, or you know someone that may need help – reach out to some of the helplines below. Samaritans. To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email jo@samaritans.org or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Samaritans Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day). SANEline. If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day). National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK. Offers a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652 (open 24/7). Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). You can call the CALM on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk. Or if you prefer not to speak on the phone, you could try the CALM webchat service.  

Do The Impossible – BeaverFit Supports Ex Para In His Sahara Marathon Mission

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BeaverFit sponsored and supported an ex-Para’s mission to run the 250km Moroccan Marathon des Sables,  in an endeavour to  raise money for SUPPORT OUR PARAS and mental health awareness. BeaverFits strong relationship with the military, encourages us to support veterans in a variety of ways. From our dominant charity REORG, to our friends struggling to adapt to a civilian lifestyle – we aspire to give back to those who served. Jonny Mortimer Hendry, now at DEA Aviation, served within the British Army Parachute Regiment for seven years including tours in Afghanistan. On his return he battled mental health issues including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and was keen to raise awareness of growing mental health issues particularly during the pandemic. The 250km Marathon des Sables takes place from 25 March to 4th April 2022 in the Moroccan Sahara desert and is one of the toughest foot races in the world. You have to carry all your kit and equipment and the only resupply you have is water. Jonny decided to set a world record attempt of being the first person to complete the marathon whilst wearing 10kg of body armour. Jonny Mortimer Hendry comments: “When you go to war you wear body armour to protect you against bombs and bullets, but nothing protects your mind. I am running the Marathon des Sables to make a very clear visual statement about soldiers’ and veterans’ mental health and to encourage others to seek help to overcome their battles.“ “Whilst serving in the Parachute regiment I was involved in incidents that I struggled to process on my return and with the help of Support Our Paras I was able to find therapy and get my life back on track.” Tom Beaver: “At BeaverFit, we pride ourselves in the likeminded initiative to support our vets, Johnny is a good friend and a determined individual. We are extremely proud to support the mission and will continue to offer our continual efforts in all of his endeavours.” Watch the video of Jonny’s preparation for the Marathon below   Jonnys Support Team Martin Hewitt, former British Army Officer, mountaineer and charity co-founder Levison Wood, a world-renowned explorer, photographer, best-selling author and documentary producer Johnny Neil, former member of the elite pathfinder platoon and owner of media company, Provideo Companies Supporting Jonny BeaverFit UK NP Aerospace Edgar Brothers Firepot SUPPORT OUR PARAS  SUPPORT OUR PARAS supports Paras in The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces through the welfare of veterans, serving soldiers and their families and widows, and through the maintenance of its regimental efficiency, ethos, spirit and heritage. For more information about Marathon des Sables 35ème MARATHON DES SABLES – Site officiel Sponsors Direct Media Contacts Beaverfit Emma@beaverfit.com Katie@beaverfit.com NP Aerospace Media Contact caroline.hardiman@npaerospace.com Edgar Brothers Alex.wilson@edgarbrothers.com Who Is Johnny Mortimer Hendry Aged 34, lives in Clapham, London, went to Oundle School Joined the British Army in 2008, was awarded a Scholarship to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he was commissioned into The Parachute Regiment. He also served in specialist units during his career Youngest Captain in the British Army at aged 23 Received a Mention in Despatches for Gallantry in Afghanistan Deployed to Falklands, Kenya, Oman, Mongolia, Brunei, Belize and conducted numerous Operational tours in Afghanistan Left the British Army in 2015, joined investment banking industry, set up a cyber security company, joined DEA Aviation in 2021 within the Business team Co-Founder of Support Our Afghans, an initiative to help qualified Afghan forces Pledged to raise £50,000 for Support our Paras

Revolutionising Weapons Storage – BeaverFit ISO & Modular Armouries

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Towards the end of 2021, BeaverFit Special Operations designed, manufactured and installed a 20ft Container Armoury to allow the client to extend their current infrastructure which was at full capacity. It featured Government Approved walling and ceiling, alarm systems, secure weapon and ammunition storage and integrated electrical infrastructure.    We installed RAUFOSS Reconfigurable Weapons Racking, which has allowed the Armoury to be suitable for a range of different sized weapons, as the holsters can be altered to suit. This again, created a more sustainable and reliable solution.   Containerised Armouries have become increasingly popular and favoured over traditional infrastructure as they come with a host of additional benefits such as being relocatable, more cost and time-effective, easy to install and very quick commissioning.   BeaverFit offer various High Security Container Solutions, including Armouries, Ammunition Storage, SCIF’s (Secure Compartmented Information Facilities) and Secure Buildings, to allow our clients the freedom and flexibility to create, extend or improve their facility in a way that suits them, with fully customisable options available. To view the full solution, please click here. To enquire about any Special Operations Facilities, please contact chris.golding@beaverfit.com or head over to our enquiries page.

Bridges to Beast Racks – A History of BeaverFit

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Taking a look back to where it all began… In 1947 R.S Beaver Ltd, a Steel Fabricator company, is formed, moving to The Old Mill Farm, near Church Stretton. In 2006, Tom Beaver decided to create and build his own training rig, for preparation for the Enduroman Arch to Arc Triathlon, after being unable to find anything similar to his vision elsewhere. From this, Tom saw a key opportunity in the market and sold his first Commander Rig to the British Special Forces. This is where BeaverFit was born.  Today, we are the original designer and manufacturer of Shipping Container Training Facilities, with over ten years’ experience making and refining these unique products. We have supplied products to militaries worldwide and continue to be a market-leader in the supply of military fitness equipment. Our ability for the manufacturing of Custom Training Rigs has also been enjoyed by Cardiff Blues Sports Club, David Lloyd Clubs, Jeff Brazier, The Reebok Sports Club, Fusion Lifestyle, 1 Life, Exercise4Less, Jumeirah Beach Hotel Group, Pump Gyms, Bulgari Hotel and many more. Our US partners BeaverFit USA, have supplied our product throughout North America and continue to grow in the US market. Through COVID-19 lockdowns, training at home spiked and we saw the perfect opportunity to launch Get Beaver Fit – The perfect way to train with elite equipment from the comfort of your own home. We offer military standard products on a smaller scale to help create the perfect #DAMSTRONG set-up. From the portable squat stand, through to the Model-X Rig, we have something to suit every space. This has led to us being a keen competitor in the Home Gym Equipment market and has expanded our reach even further.   We pride ourselves in building the best products available on the market, as well as running an innovative and opportunistic company and our ‘Dam Strong’ team is ever-growing. Train Safe. Win the Fight. Dam Strong.

BeaverFit | REORG – Supporting Our Soldiers

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At the start of 2020, Beaverfit partnered with REORG, a UK based charity, to aid them in their mission to support personnel who have left active service, through the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). CEO and Founder Sam Sheriff, (along with Trustees Mark Ormrod, Tom Hardy and Trent Scanlen) are embarking on an ambitious plan to help thousands of people. When service personnel transition out of the military, they leave behind a life of structure, purpose and camaraderie. For many former service personnel this can be a very difficult time, especially if they are also suffering the after-effects of physical and psychological trauma, which is the case for all too many of them. Royal Marine’s C/Sgt Sam Sheriff started REORG to give drive and purpose to those that suffer this struggle. BeaverFit was born in 2010 through a challenge from the British Military and we have worked closely with them and militaries all over the world, ever since. We chose to support REORG as we are involved so heavily in the training of serving military personnel, we wanted to be a part of supporting those same people, even when they have left. To support our veterans, we manufacture three bespoke BeaverFit | REORG Racks that can be purchased through the REORG website. Garage Rack Home Gym Starter Home Gym Advanced We support by donating a percentage of each purchase. Each Rack is beautifully dual branded, and made bespoke for REORG.

BeaverFit Made, Fully Sustainable Strength and Conditioning Shelter – A step into the future for Bulford Military Base

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Bulford Army Base in Salisbury, welcomes the first of many, outdoor Strength and Conditioning Shelters for the British Army.  At the beginning of 2021, the British Army released a public tender, requiring a selection of Strength and Conditioning Shelters for camps around the UK. BeaverFit specialise in the design and manufacture of fitness equipment, container gyms and tactical training solutions – making us the strongest candidate in the delivery of this project.   This large facility is the peak of innovation, set to introduce a new form of training for the troops that enables them to train in the elements. This ensures that they are mentally and physically prepared for weather variations when out on deployment and helps to avoid musculoskeletal injuries while also boosting their mental adaptation. BeaverFit partnered with ZeroAlpha Solutions to offer solar panels for the shelter, making this solution the first ever fully-sustainable fitness facility owned by the Armed Forces.  ‘This is a genuine modern facility, built to provide the troops with what they need to ensure their physical health and wellbeing, both in terms of what we do in the barracks and around the world. This is a real opportunity and a great asset to the British Army.’ – Major General Neil Thorpe As 2021 progresses, we will see an increasing number of BeaverFit Strength and Conditioning Shelters starting their construction, enrolling a variety of progressing soldiers onto the next steps of their health and fitness development. VIEW THE ENTIRE SOLUTION HERE

Suicide Awareness Month at BeaverFit UK

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People often spend a large portion of their day at a workplace and, in doing so, get to know other employees over time. As a result, they may be in a good position to notice changes in behaviour that could suggest risk of suicide or mental health problems. With our employees spending over 1/3 of their life in a place of work, it is our responsibility to ensure that they are offered support and respect, both physically and mentally. BeaverFit have a dominant presence in the provisions of fitness equipment for the military and so the consideration of suicide prevention and mental health awareness is of utmost importance, with 6,435 veteran adults committing suicide in 2018. For the past 12 years, suicide rates have been consistently higher among veterans than nonveterans. Furthermore, since 2005, the suicide rate has risen faster among veterans than it has for nonveteran adults. BeaverFit UK and BeaverFit North America comprise of a team made up of veterans, ex-sports personnel and civilians – all deserving of support and acknowledgment in their life beyond the workplace. What do we do to support our employees? Here at BeaverFit UK, we boast an environment of warm and welcoming attitudes, a small family – if you will. As the business grows, so does the team… By welcoming movements such as Suicide Awareness Month into the workplace, we have encouraged a handful of staff to become Mental Health First Aid trained, helping us to identify warning signs in the mental wellbeing of our employees. Alongside this, we encourage outdoor exercise with our Monthly Marathon, which allows us to embrace nature, get away from our desks and get to know one another on a personal level – a strategic bonding exercise. This Suicide Awareness Month, our Marketing and HR team have collaboratively approached the movement with the idea of a random act of kindness. They hand-delivered a Suicide Awareness cupcake to each individual team member and educated the team on the signs and what to look out for in their monthly company meeting, whilst also pointing out the Mental Health First Aiders. As a company, it is our responsibility to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of our employees, offering support and guidance in reward of their hard work and dedication.  It’s okay, not to be okay. DAMSTRONG TEAM. If you are struggling with Mental Health or Suicidal Thoughts, please reach out to the charities below. – Text SHOUT to 85258 – Samaritans – National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK can be reached on 0800 689 5652 – CALM (Nationwide) can be reached at 0800 58 58 58

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