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PeoplePlus Supports Fitness Start Up in Wakefield

share June 30, 2022Posted by: Sinead


Natalie came to PeoplePlus to look for additional support to set up her own fitness business.

She had been running online fitness coaching alongside her full-time job for just under 1 year. She offered free online classes in a bid to keep people moving and feel positive during lockdown.

The classes became popular and Natalie’s client base was growing fast.

She decided to quit her job and pursue her passion for fitness. She loves being able to make a difference to people's lives, so after lockdown she started coaching clients 1-1 to help them reach their longer-term fitness and wellbeing goals.

She found that helping others improve their mindset around exercise and nutrition was really rewarding and she was desperate to help as many women as she could feel in the best shape both physically and mentally.

Natalie's Mission: to help women exercise for overall strength and wellness, not just for the number on the scales.

PeoplePlus’ Support

Natalie didn't know where to focus her energy in at the early stages of self-employment. She felt overwhelmed and knew she needed help and guidance with elements such as legal awareness, finance, growth, and marketing.

Natalie said

"From the moment I registered I knew I was in good hands. My business advisor Suzi was so understanding of my position and goals and was able to guide me in the right direction with regards to the mentoring and webinars that were relevant and available. The mentors are so knowledgeable and have helped me implement new processes in how I run my business saving me so much time and providing more clarity. They also helped support me in my decision making as there was always someone available for me to ask their advice or opinion. Being able to ask a business mentor and receive sound guidance and advice at no cost to me or my business has been brilliant!"

Natalie now has a greater understanding of bookkeeping, has had legal questions answered and has been provided loads of additional resources on a range of different topics.

The Outcome

Natalie has now mapped out the next stages of her business, products and services and feels more confident managing the day to day running of the business too. She is working on growing her business and hopes to tap into more Start Up West Yorkshire resources soon. For now, she is continuing to grow her client base for online and 1-1 training programmes and one day hopes to offer large scale events and event open a boutique gym!

Natalie said:

“I am so grateful for the time I have been given and the guidance I have received from Start Up West Yorkshire. This is such a fantastic initiative and I highly recommend!”

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share June 30, 2022Posted by: Sinead