The QFit Gym is a small independent community gym set up as a social enterprise. We saved this ex-local authority gym from closure in 2017 where they operated with around 40 members. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic hit us we had over 280 monthly members and were launching some exciting partnerships and projects.
As well as providing the local community with a health and fitness facility we offer so much more, we have a great community spirit, many customers have made new friends and socialise afterwards in the local cafe.
This environment has allowed us to work closely with Parkinsons UK since 2018 and we now actively provide a growing membership of those living with Parkinsons and other long term illnesses.
We provide weekly activity sessions for young people with additional learning needs and also offer sports specific fitness coaching.
We are so much more than a 'gym' we are a place where anyone regardless of fitness levels, age or ability can walk in and feel welcome. Customer feedback shows the feeling the local community have for our facility, staff and other customers.
Charlotte: "I like the fact the gym is very relaxed, not pretentious at all, the staff are very approachable and can have a good laugh too!"
Sandra: "All the staff are very pleasant & polite, they are very supportive and give good advice"
Mick: "I have learnt so much thanks to the instructors. I feel so much better physically and mentally and made some good friends"
In 2019 we received commendation and was a finalist in the North Tyneside New Buysiness awards. The recognition was not just about who we were and how we perfomred, it was a huge pat on the back to staff as well as a recognition of what we provide to the local community of North Tyneside.