Gym creates jobs in Chelmsley Wood

Fitness fanatics in Chelmsley Wood can now build up a sweat in a brand new state-of-the-art gym.

Kirkwood Walker and Alison Bradley

Kirkwood Walker owner FW Fitness and Alison Bradley Managing Director Central Business Development Ltd

Former Thai Kickboxing Champion, Kirkwood Walker, has opened FW Fitness, utilising a package of government-backed, private funding.

The gym offers a new, affordable way for local people to work out, take classes and improve their health in high-quality surroundings.

Kirkwood called upon business finance experts, Central Business Development Ltd, to put together a package of Lloyds TSB Bank Finance, using the Government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee, asset finance and funding through ART – a Birmingham and Solihull Community Lending Initiative.

Alison Bradley, from Central Business Development Ltd, said: “We raise finance for a vast range and type of business. Small to medium enterprises now need the assistance of funding experts to raise the finance that their business needs.”

“One finance product may not always be the answer, and we utilise a vast range of alternative funders to complete a package. By packaging finance, we can achieve the correct level of funding, and we believe that this mix of finance, including government-backed funding, is the way forward for FW Fitness,” added Alison.

The health and fitness club houses brand new state-of-the-art equipment, and offers a full timetable of exercise classes, including Zumba.

Kirkwood Walker, Owner of FW Fitness, said: “Many people feel that gym membership costs have risen rapidly over the last few years, and are unaffordable.

Keeping FW Fitness membership fees low and giving customers lots of different options allows members to workout around their lifestyle, and not worry about the cost.”

“We have a brand new light and airy facility here, with excellent parking, which makes it comfortable and convenient for our members,” added Kirkwood.

FW Fitness opened for business on August 1, with 800 pre-registered members, with fees starting from £14.99 per month. The venture has also created ten new jobs in the area.