Our Lichfield Centre celebrated 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 more than 50 Centres are owned and operated by Franchisees who follow Donna’s original concept. Many Members have also become Owners.
Many of the ladies who enrolled as members at Lichfield fifteen years ago 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.