Gym Cooling: Virgin Active


Virgin Active approached Airius to provide a cooling solution that would save energy and air conditioning ductwork, whilst offering minimum impact on activities in their new flagship Fitness Centre in Bangaroo, Sydney.

The compact Airius Retail Series system was specified and the result has been a huge success, with many more Virgin facilities utilising the Airius system.

Key Points:
  • Virgin Active Flagship Outlet
  • Suffered Uncomfortably High Temps
  • Previously High Air-Con Costs
  • HVLS Fans Unsuitable & Expensive
  • Airius Retail Series Specified
  • Significant Savings on Air-Con Ductwork
  • Cooling Effects Felt Immediately
  • Quiet & Very Cheap To Run
  • Simple, Quick & Cheap Installation
  • 0-100% Speed Controllable

The Airius Cost Effective Gym Cooling Solution That Makes Savings On Air-Con Running Costs & Ductwork

Virgin Active Gyms are opening new facilities across Australia and Asia and they are keen to provide an energy efficient and unobtrusive gym cooling solution for the users of their gymnasiums and exercise centres.

Their flagship facility is located at Barangaroo, by the Sydney waterfront, and provides a range of exercise opportunities including cycling, yoga, boxing, weight rooms, and numerous other exercise configurations.

David Shreeve from DSA and Associates, director and mechanical engineer and long a supporter of the Airius products, recommended the use of the fans to Virgin Active as a methodology to reduce air conditioning ductwork and running costs, while at the same time providing an unobtrusive solution. Typical ceiling fans weren’t suitable due to low ceiling heights and their distraction and interruption to activities, while they also were limited in their mounting locations.

Primarily though, the Airius fans offered an unmatched ability to move the conditioned air around the space and over distance that no ceiling fan can match.

The Airius gym cooling solution offers both ceiling and roof mounted options and the request from Virgin for the fans to be black was easily fulfilled by Airius.

Virgin Active and DSA are so thrilled by the results that they have subsequently installed the Airius fans into two more Virgin Active facilities; Market St. and Bridge St. in the Sydney CBD.

Their unique look, small size, large amount of air movement, full BMS control capability and very low 30 Watt power consumption has worked in perfectly with the Virgin Active design brief.  

If you want to find out more about the Airius Gym Cooling System, or any other application you can contact us by phone on 01202 554200, or you can email us at