Lauren gets in The Zone to fulfil childhood dream

Lauren Caffrey

Up to 20 jobs will be created by 23-year-old personal trainer Lauren Caffrey who is opening her own gym, The Zone.

The business, in Wavertree, Liverpool, will offer bootcamp-style classes, yoga, group and one-to-one training as well as day gym passes at the 2,000 sq ft site.

Lauren, who set a goal of opening her own gym at just 14-years-old, is keen to bring together every aspect of lifestyle, health and wellbeing under one roof that will offer an uplifting, infectious feel-good atmosphere.

The Zone will be situated in Mill Lane Trading Park and is currently undergoing extensive renovations with Liverpool-based Calvey Restoration, Lauren and her team, as they build an entire second floor.

Once complete in April, depending on government guidelines, the new facility will be home to a floor dedicated to the gym itself which, during Monday-Friday, will be used by The Zone’s 10 personal trainers who will be putting their one-to-one clients through their paces.

The gym floor will then be open to the public at weekends where day passes will be available to purchase.

Lauren is also creating The Zen – a yoga studio upstairs in Unit 10, which she says will encourage yogis to get “in their Zen” with the studio helping clients to reach their goals, both physically and mentally.

The Zone also offers physio sessions and botox treatments.

Before the pandemic Lauren was already personal training, as well as coaching, clients online and when COVID took hold and shut gyms down across the country, she was well prepared to take her entire business online and keep going.

She said: “I set my sights on owning my own gym at just 14. My parents have had their own business since I was born and watching them as businesspeople and seeing their work ethic made me want to be my own boss.

“After building up my clientele and working so hard to make my dream a reality, I’m absolutely ecstatic that I’ve found the perfect facility for The Zone – Unit 10.

“I found it right in the middle of the pandemic and to say that people think I’m crazy is an understatement – a new gym during the most difficult time for businesses? But I know that I can make it work and I can’t wait to prove everyone wrong.”

She added: “Finding the perfect space has been amazing and I know that opening The Zone is a huge achievement – my passion is to get my clients into the best mindset and shape of their lives and Unit 10 will allow me to help so many more people.

“And even better, I’m creating 15-20 jobs in the process.

“With so many people being made redundant during the pandemic, I can’t wait to recruit like-minded individuals who really want to help people change their lifestyle for the better.”