Gym Expansion

by Michael Rickards in Rayleigh, Essex, England

Grow our business to enable us to improve our facilities. Resulting in us being able to reach out to more people & have a bigger impact.

by Michael Rickards in Rayleigh, Essex, England

Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

The Back Story:

Five years ago I left my comfortable career to pursue my dream - opening my own educational academy and a gym. The idea however was not to open just a typical academy or gym. The idea was to open two businesses that operated very differently to the usual training provider or gym. I wanted to improve the standards of professionalism in both the fitness industry and vocational training. 

For too long I watched as people were treated like objects on a production line - a production line all about statistics and money. I noticed that professional standards within the fitness industry and other vocations were dropping as a result of inadequate, rushed education. I noticed that people were joining gyms only to give up or continue in the same old routine and not achieving anything. 

So I wanted to take action. Instead of moaning about it, I decided to go for it. I left my comfortable career and physically built my businesses from the ground up, with no money to begin with. From building classrooms to building a gym, I poured my heart and soul in to everything I did. 

Since then, I have managed to inspire a number of people and help to change lives. I've made mistakes along the way and by no means have I been perfect! But one thing I can say for sure is that my integrity and passion for what I do has never changed. 

Cutting to the chase: What am I looking to achieve?

So, to cut to the chase, five years later I now feel ready to go further. I want to help tackle childhood obesity. I want to tackle obesity among adults. I want to open a gym facility that offers access to a professional personal trainer as part and parcel of the service. I want my educational academy to be able to recruit more trainees and place them within my new gym. I want my academy to be able to work directly with my gym company to educate and inspire both young people and older people alike to commit to a change in lifestyle for the better. This only happens through education and support. 

With the right facilities, with more capacity and potential in place to cater to ALL needs, I can achieve this. I want to grow so that I can have a bigger impact within the community. Offering free seminars to adults and children alike. Exercise classes to all people, including those with disabilities and young children. A professional trainer for each and every member. A real place for real people. 

I have found the ideal property. I have found the ideal equipment and I have building plan. I just need the financial assistance to achieve this. I want to do this properly this time, so that I can reach out to so many more people. 

My academy has grown from strength to strength. It is now time for my gym to grow. It's a normal gym like most others, it's a place for the community. I love what I do. And I've met people who feel the same.....these people are now part of my team. Please help us to build a bigger, better facility for all.

How am I going to repay you for your investment? 

I am offering pay back for your donation in the form of free access to our services. You can either choose free 1-2-1 training and membership to match the size of your donation. Or you can choose to attend one of our accredited vocational courses free of charge to match your donation. 

I am also able to offer alternative arrangements to match the size of a donation to thank each and every one of you for your support. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

TIER 4

THREE MONTHS MEMBERSHIP WITH THREE 1-2-1 SESSIONS FREE OF CHARGE. OR AP TO £100 OFF ANY OF OUR ACCREDITED VOCATIONAL COURSES

£400 or more

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TIER 3A

THREE 1-2-1 SESSIONS EACH WEEK, FOR ONE MONTH. WITH UNLIMITED SUPPORT AND ACCESS.

£400 or more

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TIER 3B

ATTEND ANY ACCREDITED VOCATIONAL COURSE, FREE OF CHARGE, UP TO THE VALUE OF £500

£750 or more

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TIER 2

THREE 1-2-1 SESSIONS FOR TWO MONTHS, WITH UNLIMITED SUPPORT AND MEMBERSHIP ACCESS.

£750 or more

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TIER 2B

ATTEND ONE OF OUR ACCREDITED VOCATIONAL COURSES, FREE OF CHARGE, UP TO THE VALUE OF £999

£1,000 or more

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TIER 1A

3 MONTHS OF 1-2-1 TRAINING, 3 TIMES EACH WEEK AND A FULL BODY TRANSFORMATION PACKAGE.

£1,000 or more

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TIER 1B

ATTEND ANY ACCREDITED VOCATIONAL COURSE AT OUR ACADEMY, FREE OF CHARGE, TO THE VALUE OF £1000 OR MORE.