This month our Lichfield Centre is celebrating the birth of Gymophobics which was the first to open back in September 2003. Little did we think at the time that fifteen years later there would be more than 50 Centres throughout the UK and that we would have helped some 200,000 women of all ages to improve their figure, health & fitness.
Now days the Lichfield Centre is owned and operated by Stephanie Hough who also owns the Tamworth Centre and like many of Gymophobics Owners, Steph started out as an Instructor working alongside our Founder Donna Hubbard. It was the incredible success of the Lichfield Centre back then that persuaded Donna to franchise the Gymophobics concept and today each Centre is owned and operated by Franchisees who follow Donna’s original concept. Many Members have also become Owners.
Stephanie has organised a Birthday Open Week at Lichfield to mark the occasion and Donna will be visiting and looking forward to meeting up with many of the ladies who she helped to enrol as members fifteen years ago and who still attend to this day.
Gymophobics is now the largest chain of ladies Gyms in the UK and opens some six to eight new Centres each year. Owners are trained, along with their staff at Donna’s National Training Academy in Stafford and regular visits from Donna and her team throughout the year ensure that members results and standards of care are maintained at the highest level.
At the heart of everything that we do for our ladies is the in depth training that our Instructors receive. Most conventional Gyms pay lip service only to staff training and even so called Personal Trainers receive less than six weeks training! One can only wonder just how much they can really learn in such a short time.
At Gymophobics however we are confident that our Instructors are easily the best trained in the UK. Following basic training at our National Academy in Stafford our staff study via our manuals and online training programme prior to sitting their Level 1 exam. This covers physiology, anatomy, exercise prescription, diet & nutrition.
Once they have achieved a Pass they continue their studies on line and by attending various Courses throughout their first year leading up to our Level 2 grade examination.
Even then we leave nothing to chance and all Instructors are required to attend refresher days at the Academy thereafter to refresh their knowledge and learn new updates.
Our determination to provide our ladies with the best staff in the Country is what makes us so successful and is why our members achieve their goals!
New Centres are now enrolling members at Morley in Leeds, South Wolverhampton and Droitwich whilst Centres in Manchester and Birmingham are on the way. Properties are also being sort for five more potential owners in Northamptonshire, Thetford, Coventry, Hanley and Derby
Another move to announce is Gymophobics National Training Academy. Following many years at their Stafford headquarters our Academy and Offices have now re-located to superb new premises on the other side of Stafford. With parking for more than 30 cars, improved dining facilities, 82 inch hi tech video screens plus large gardens for outdoor classes, the new Academy offers Instructors an even better place to attend their training Courses and sit their exams throughout the year.
For women with an interest in female health, slimming and fitness, here is an opportunity to become your own Boss, do some good and earn an excellent living. If you have an outgoing personality plus a passion to help women achieve results and are not afraid to work hard to build a successful business, then you could be one of the people we are seeking.
We are always looking to recruit new franchisees and if you would like to be a Gymophobics owner please get in touch. If you are business minded this is a great opportunity to be your own boss with the support of our Franchise team behind you. We have opportunities throughout the UK. No previous experience is necessary as full training and support is provided but a real interest in health and fitness and a desire to help others to improve their lifestyle is essential. This is a high earning potential opportunity with all the support you will ever need to be successful.
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Unless you plan to be an Olympic athlete there is absolutely no need to train like one! Gymophobics have been hugely successful in attracting non-exercisers of all ages and all shapes and sizes. The reason for that success is that we make each session easy and enjoyable using our unique exercise system called Resisted Tension.
Each session takes just 30 minutes using our 10 station circuit of ‘AIR’ machines. Unlike the weight training equipment used in conventional Gyms, our ‘AIR’ machines are like pushing or pulling against a cushion of air. There is no need for sweating or pounding out the miles on treadmills at Gymophobics. Resisted Tension was designed by our Founder Donna Hubbard to make exercise easy and fun.
Try it just once and you will become a convert.
Gymophobics new digital classes are going down a storm with members. By replacing occasional Instructor led classes with on screen digital classes led by Gymophobics Founder Donna Hubbard it has meant that many more classes are now available at all times of the day to members who want to participate.
Apart from raising the standard of each class to a higher level, digital classes leave our Instructors free to do what they do best, i.e. concentrate on looking after their members on a one to one basis when performing their unique RT workout. And with more time available to review their Members home exercise prescription and eating plan, our Instructors are making the best possible use of their time.