Businessman spins into @The-Hub with £50,000 fitness investment for the community

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An Albrighton personal trainer is celebrating ten years in business by embarking on his biggest project to date.

Rich Woodman, owner of RW Fitness, is investing more than £50,000 into creating @The-Hub, a community-inspired place where people of all abilities can come to train and participate in more than 30 classes per week.

Determined to give individuals a chance to improve their wellbeing and achieve a healthier lifestyle, Woodman has just started work on transforming Cosford Grange Farm Shop into a dedicated fitness centre that will house two private PT rooms, spin bikes, a central class area and a host of the latest gym equipment.

Three jobs will be created immediately and members can expect to be taught ‘Pound-Rockout. Workout’ DDP Yoga, boxing, HIIT circuits, BodyBurn, with the longer-term plan to introduce pole fit classes and BollyFit, an Indian dance fitness class.

“Covid-19 has been really tough and, as we emerge from lockdown, we all need something positive to focus on and it has been proven that getting fitter and achieving a healthier lifestyle can boost all aspects of your life,” said Woodman, who offered free zoom fitness classes during the lockdowns.

“We want @The-Hub to be different to the outstanding gyms we already have in the area. It has been completely inspired by the community and, as the name implies, we want it to be a hub for lots of great fitness activities, classes and even a place for people to come to socialise.”

He added: “I’ve been doing PT for 10 years now and felt the time was right to take all of the good stuff I’ve learned and put into a venture that will really help local people.

“Everyone can join and take part, regardless of whether you are just starting, a regular trainer or someone that is looking to smash a Personal Best (PB).

“We will also offer a buddy system for people who are nervous and there will be lots of classes for children and families to take part in.”

Work at @The-Hub is set to be completed near the end of June for an official opening on July 1.

Three businesses have already signed up to run their own classes from the venue, including Leanne Anderson (Compass Fitness), Rebecca Jenks (Spirit Warrior Yoga) and Hayley Baker (Boogie Bounce), with a link-up with Bright Star Boxing now confirmed.

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