Plans for second Transform Hub gym in Fulwood is down to success

A gym owner in Preston is opening his second venue after just one year in the business.

Thursday, 29th November 2018, 3:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th November 2018, 4:10 pm

James Calderbank launched the Transform Hub at Preston Technology Centre in March and, riding on his success, he has plans to open another in January 2019.

The 26-year-old from Penwortham is applying to Preston City Council to convert print works at Broughton Business Park into a Transform Hub gym.

James, a personal trainer, said: “I set up my first gym which is the Transform Hub in Preston this year. We are basically a coaching club for over 30s. We help mums and dads feel amazing, building confidence as well. We have team events every month and we’ve got a Christmas party coming up. The current location is going to stay as a men’s gym and the new location is going to be the ladies gym.

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“We have created a product, brand, community and movement which is changing fitness. If you go to a commercial gym you don’t get help with nutrition, you get classes but you are not getting involved. I think 10 per cent of members turn up each month because there’s no support. What we have is small groups of 14 and all our clients come to three sessions a week. Our results are 10 times better.”

James, who spent six years as a personal trainer at Total Fitness building on his experience, was also named the Federation of Small Businesses UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year in May. He said: “It goes to show that if you’re someone who has ever had the dream of running your own business - take the leap!”