When you walk into BM Fitness you are immediately enveloped in the light pink colour of the walls. Soft carpeting, cane furniture and the scent of candles greet you. Along one wall is a selection of active wear hanging on a rose gold rack. A children's play area sits in one corner - at easy vantage point from the handful of workout machines and other goodies that make up the fitness studio.
BM Fitness is clearly not an ordinary gym.
The owner, Bonnie Marks, sat perched upon a stool ready to meet her clients. Even though the young entrepreneur had been up since 4:30am, she looked fresh as a daisy.
Two years ago this fast growing business started as a side hustle for Bonnie who worked at a dance school in Goulburn.
Bonnie said the business started "in a tiny little corner with a handful of clients and it grew from there".
Now BM Fitness has 50 clients and offers a variety of services including: personal training, small group training, pre and post natal training, and has recently taken on disabled and elderly customers.
The young businesswoman started the studio after people reached out for personal training.
"A lot of women didn't feel comfortable in a traditional gym, and didn't know what they were doing," Bonnie said.
"I wanted to create a safe space where women could come and feel comfortable."
Bonnie said due to COVID-19 restrictions the past year had been a challenge "but at the same time a massive learning experience."
Over lock down she adapted and offered training sessions online.
"We went online. It was different but I loved it," she said.
"It was an opportunity to grow the business."
And grow it did, BM Fitness moved into a bigger studio at the start of January this year.
Bonnie has big plans for 2021 with an additional trainer and a nutritional coach set to join the team.
"We are huge on teaching that fitness is not a chore. It's like brushing your teeth, you have to do it everyday to stay well," Bonnie said.
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