Why choose Express Health & Fitness Gosford? Because We Care.
Jim Roach has been a personal trainer for many years, but always dreamed of owning a gym. When he came across the Express Health & Fitness franchise model, he knew this was his opportunity to do just that, so he jumped at it!
“I’d been working as a personal trainer for ten years and I had taken a break to work in aged care. I found it quite difficult, as I’m a person that loves to fix people,” Jim said.
“I’m good at helping people and I thrive off seeing the change I can make in people’s lives. Not just physically, but also emotionally,” he said.
Knowing he couldn’t find this fulfilment within the aged care industry, Jim knew it was time to bite the bullet and chase his dream. He looked around but found that Express Business Group offered the most comprehensive package, complete with a personal touch that really resonated with him.
“The competitive price was a definite bonus but in terms of backup and support, Express really delivered,” Jim says.
“We had a couple of hold-ups along the way in terms of getting the doors open, but I’ve had so much support from the team to help me through.”
Looking forward to next three months, Jim anticipates getting the place pumping! With one trainer on board and plans to put on several more, Jim can’t wait to start helping people change their lives as Express has done for him.
In an overcrowded industry, we asked Jim what will set him apart from other studios in his area. Apart from a highly competitive weekly fee and no lock-in contracts, Jim knows that it’s the personal touch that will keep his clients coming back.
“It’s all about greeting the customers, answering their questions and helping them achieve their goals – we’re there for them! It’s that simple. We care.” Jim said.
The 370m2 facility boasts brand new amenities, separate rooms for personal training sessions and classes plus a massive range of equipment ranging from weights to a selection of cardio machines and pin loaded/plate loaded machines.
Soon to be a 24/7 operation, Jim will be running 30 minute High Intensity Interval Training Classes targeted at fast fat loss and fitness.
“Through a combination of body weight exercises and strength training, you’re able to burn more calories in a 30 minute class than you can in two hours on a treadmill,” he said.
With a maximum of ten people per class, Jim is able to provide a more individualised experience to his clients.
“We cater to everyone, from busy mums to corporate workers, we’re open from 6am til late for our client’s convenience.”
Jim’s inclusive attitude and passion for fixing people is what will surely set him apart in the fitness industry. With his grand opening just around the corner, we look forward to seeing big things to come from this Gosford fitness guru.