Yorkshire fitness firm flexes muscles with Sheffield relocation

Pictured are Firehouse Fitness’ Rob McGuigan, Wake Smith’s Paul Gibbon and Shane Beard from Firehouse Fitness at the new base at Meaowbrook Park in Sheffield

A fitness firm with three gyms in Yorkshire has doubled the size of one of its Sheffield premises.

Firehouse Fitness, which was founded in 2013, has moved into a 10,000 sq ft unit on Meadowbrook Park in Sheffield – just across the car park from its current smaller base.

A six figure plus investment has seen the unit transformed into a fitness hub for the 12 staff and now 750 current members and will allow further delivery of the group, personal training and high intensity classes based around firefighter training methods and values.

Sheffield’s Wake Smith Solicitors acted for Firehouse Fitness, which also has a base at Centaur House in Leeds city centre and its B-Fit UK operation at Hillsborough in Sheffield.

Managing director Shane Beard said: “From the outset, our mission was to create a fitness experience that is warm, welcoming and inclusive. Our ethos was to create a boutique gym that was more than just a place to exercise, but where clients felt valued, had a sense of camaraderie, and belonging. This has proved a winning formula for us.

“Our popularity has seen us outgrow our current premises on Meadowbrook Park. We knew the unit opposite would give us a larger base to allow us to grow and offer more classes, an even better service and more opportunities to work with the community and charities.

“We want our new gym to focus on the best of everything – from our more traditional group fitness classes and PT sessions to the more holistic approaches such as yoga, to fantastic spaces to exercise and relax in.

“Our new location, now substantially refurbished ready for the January 2020 gym rush, allows us to improve and extend our training and classes offering and long term we hope to increase the number of staff working there up to 20.”

Shane added: “Working with Wake Smith was fantastic. Paul Gibbon in commercial property team advised us on the lease. He is a great operator and genuinely cared about the work and what he was doing. I never thought it was just a tick box exercise for him.”

Paul Gibbon, director in Wake Smith’s commercial property division, said: “We were really pleased to be able to advise Shane on the unit’s lease and their exciting plans for the future.

“This is a progressive step forward in the firm’s development and wish them the best of luck.”

Firehouse Fitness hosts a family open day on Saturday,January 25, from 10am until 10pm including a FHF24 charity event with 24 hours of non stop exercise.

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