GLASGOW head coach Gregor Townsend believes the opening month of Warriors' pre-season has laid down the perfect foundation for their bid to claim silverware next season.
Toony's troops wrapped up their first quarter training block with a team bonding day in the Trossachs on Friday. They now have a week off to recover from what some players said was the toughest-ever start to their preparations.
The former British Lions stand-off believes he now has the perfect launchpad from which to get Glasgow playing a more offensive game.
And Townsend has also been delighted with the way new signings Angus Macdonald, Byron McGuigan and Tim Swinson have settled in.
He said: "I couldn't have asked for more from the lads. We have worked very hard on all aspects of their fitness and conditioning and they've responded tremendously to the challenges they have been set.
"The first training block is always the toughest as it is the one that lays the foundations. What I wanted from it was a level of conditioning and fitness that will allow us to play the high-tempo game I want from us both offensively and defensively next season and we achieved that."
Townsend praised last season's player of the year Chris Fusaro for his response to being left out of Scotland's tour squad.
He said: "Chris had an outstanding debut season in a Glasgow shirt and in my opinion was very unlucky not to make the Scotland tour.
"But he has put what must have been a major disappointment behind him and really applied himself to training."
A further new face, Tongan back row Viliami Ma'afu, will join up with Glasgow next Monday.