In the current climate itâ€™s really refreshing to see new businesses popping up and creating a bit of positivity. You canâ€™t get much more positive than the husband and wife team behind the winners of the National Fitness Awards â€˜Best Newcomer of the Yearâ€™,
Oxygen Fit gym based in Barnet!
Escape Fitness sponsored the award from the NFA for Best Newcomer of the Year because we have experience of being the new kid on the block. Our very own Matthew Januszek was at the ceremony to present the award. He said, â€˜We started as a company, from my parentsâ€™ spare room and so we are always excited to be able to support new entrepreneurs in the industry and watch them grow.â€™
Emma from Oxygen Fit said,Â â€˜We have a David Lloyd, two Virgin Actives, three GLLs, a couple of LA Fitnesses, two other independent clubs all not too far away from us and weâ€™re constantly fighting to recruit and retain members but thatâ€™s part of the excitement of running your own business!â€™
Husband Neil, personal trainer and sports injury therapist to the stars in a previous life, loves being able to work with his new clientele and is the visionary behind the gym. Petite but incredibly determined, Emma loves working with clients who are new to fitness and is the â€˜business brainâ€™ keeping Neilâ€™s feet firmly on the ground.
Emma and Neilâ€™s infectious enthusiasm for their clients, business and industry will be a really strong USP along with their excellent knowledge of the industry. It will be great to watch them go from strength to strength.
Neil, an obvious fan of the TRXÂ® Suspension Trainerâ„¢ said, â€˜By using the TRX you can actually see people progress and I think, in a group format, thatâ€™s very motivational with regards to personal training!â€™
Emma said she was absolutely inspired by the TRX. She said, â€˜Ritchie (Master Trainer from Escape) came to the club to do some training with me and the team. It was really nice to get some serious proper technique. Now I really know what Iâ€™m doing with the TRX and Iâ€™m really excited to put that into training for myself and my clients.
Watch the video of what happened on the day!