“Right now this fits what we need and this will fit our needs for a long time. If there’s something that we definitely feel we need to add, I’m sure we can do that easily.”
–Michael Felicetti, Football and Powerlifting coach
We are excited to share the inspiring story of Tularosa High School in Tularosa, New Mexico, as they undergo a remarkable transformation of their weight training facility. At Samson Equipment, we are thrilled to be part of this journey and to provide professional weight room solutions for educational institutions across the country.
From Modest Beginnings to Impressive Achievements
Tularosa High School, a 3A classification school, set out to upgrade their weight room, and we are proud to say that they now have a facility that can rival 6A schools. This journey began with a vision from Sergio R Castanon, their Athletic Director, who recognized the need for change. The school administration wholeheartedly supported his vision, driven by their unwavering commitment to providing students with the best resources for growth and development.
In 2023, Tularosa High School’s weight room underwent a complete transformation, and the results are truly impressive. Michael Felicetti, the football and powerlifting coach, shared insights into what makes this facility stand out.
Despite its compact size, the weight room accommodates a significant number of athletes thanks to its efficient layout.
- 6 Double-Sided FLEX-Racks with the Functional Training Rack (FTR) on One Side: This setup allows for a total of 12 workout stations without taking up a lot of room. These versatile racks offer various workout possibilities and are equipped with functional cable columns within the rack, eliminating the need for space and additional machines.
12 Landmine Attachments (Malak): Landmine attachments add versatility to workouts, allowing for a wide range of functional exercises and rotational power training.
12 Dip Attachments: Dips are excellent for building upper body strength and muscle definition, and these attachments provide a secure platform for performing them.
12 Inlaid Platform with PerformX Track: The inlaid platform with a PerformX Track offers a safe and durable surface for Olympic lifting and other heavy exercises, ensuring stability and protection for athletes and the floor.
16 Vertical Storage Combo Benches: These benches provide a stable and comfortable platform for various strength training exercises, ensuring proper form and support.
4 TRX Chin-Up Bars: TRX chin-up bars offer a unique and effective way to build upper body strength and improve overall fitness.
2 Triple Tier Dumbbell Storage: Organized storage for dumbbells, keeping the weight room clutter-free and safe.
3 Glute Ham Benches: Essential for developing hamstring and glute strength, the glute ham bench is a crucial piece of equipment for athletes.
3 Belt Squats: The belt squat machine allows for lower body training without putting stress on the spine, making it perfect for athletes of all levels.
3 Plyo Boxes: Plyometric boxes are essential for explosive training and improving athletic performance, making them a valuable addition to any weight room.
A Source of Community Pride
What truly distinguishes this weight room is the sense of pride it instills in everyone who enters. Students, athletes, and coaches consider it their sanctuary, a place where they can train, grow, and take ownership. It’s more than just a weight room; it’s their home.
The planning and design process were crucial to this transformation. Samson Equipment provided guidance with visuals and 3D designs, helping the team envision the possibilities and make informed decisions. Sergio R Castanon expressed gratitude for aiming high and trusting the process, and Michael Felicetti echoed this sentiment, noting that the facility not only meets their current needs but also promises to do so for years to come.
Your Trusted Partner in Strength and Fitness
At Samson Equipment, we believe that every weight room deserves the best resources available. The Tularosa High School weight room exemplifies what can be achieved when vision, determination, and top-quality equipment come together.
We are delighted that Tularosa High School happens to be located just down the road from our headquarters. While we’re not always this close to all our customers, we are especially thrilled about our proximity to Tularosa High School. This closeness allows us to foster a strong connection with the local community we serve, reinforcing our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch weight room solutions regardless of classification size.
So, if you’re in search of professional weight room solutions, Samson Equipment is here to help you on your journey. Let’s find the ideal plan for you, just as we did for Tularosa High School. Your success is our success, and we’re here to make it happen together.