Core gym 'not going anywhere', despite flats plan for old Post Office building (From This is The West Country)
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Core gym 'not going anywhere', despite flats plan for old Post Office building
2:20pm Sunday 3rd November 2013 in Cornwall
The owners of The Core fitness and wellbeing centre have no intentions of leaving The Moor in Falmouth despite plans being submitted to |convert their current premises into flats.
Helen and Tony Tite have built up a successful |business since first opening in 2008 and are now |looking to expand their facilities and even hope to take over the ground floor of the former Post Office |building.
Their landlord’s plans to create seven flats from the top two floors of the building have failed to thwart their ambitions.
Managing director Helen said: “It has been tough, but we have survived and we are doing really well as a business. We are not looking for somewhere else, we are happy here and we are not planning to move.”
Tony added: “If they convert to flats, we will move down stairs, but we are happy here as we have lots of space. One way or another we will still be on The Moor.”
The couple have just invested £30,000 into the |business which has paid for a second studio and allowed them to upgrade equipment.
The Core currently employs 13 members of staff and has around 300 loyal customers. It is up for two awards at December’s National Fitness Awards.
Tony said: “It’s a great business. Our turnover has quadrupled since we opened and we are investing in our staff and our equipment.
We started on the top floor in 2008 and then in May 2012, took over the second floor.
“Within the next nine months we expected to be able to expand into the ground floor and plan to expand across Cornwall with a second facility in another town.” Helen added: “We are a small family business but people forget that because we come across like a franchise – we come across as a lot bigger than we are. We pride ourselves in great customer service and have a very special team here.”
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