A Blackpool fitness fan’s dream has become a reality.
Fitness instructor and personal trainer Thomas Watt, with 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, has launched his own business, Corefit, with the help of Blackpool Council’s Get Started service.
Thomas said: “People want to make a difference to their lifestyle, and improve their health and appearance, but do not want to be tied to a lengthy gym contract.
“Corefit offers a facility where people could train together in an outdoor environment, have fun and also get fit.
“Fitness on its own is often not enough and that is why part of my training involves producing a nutritional programme for the individuals.
“I needed some help and business support to obtain the new enterprise and approached Get Started who helped me with one-to-one advice as well as several bespoke business courses designed to give me practical help. Thanks to them, I not only obtained the business support but was assisted to obtain financial support from the Government’s new enterprise allowance scheme and am now up and running. We held our first session on Lawsons Field last month and it was a resounding success.
“It will be hard work but we already have our first courses full and more clients joining all the time.”
Corefit prides itself on being Blackpool’s first all year round outdoor training company, with versatile workouts so there is something to suit everyone’s needs, come rain or shine.
Coun Fred Jackson, cabinet member for urban regeneration at the council, said: “We are delighted to see yet another new business open in Blackpool thanks to the fantastic work that Get Started does in helping to get small businesses off the ground.
“New companies can start from a simple idea, passion or skill.
“Whatever your business, our experts will be on hand to help develop it into a functioning company, providing advice on business plans, accounting and accessing finance.”
“We wish Thomas the best of luck.”
Get Started is part of the Start up Lancashire service which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.