Susan Hall: Susan Hall Fitness
A fitness fanatic has launched her own business after receiving support from PNE Enterprise.
Susan Hall turned her passion for exercise into a business by creating Susan Hall Fitness in September 2017.
The business, which is based in Pinnacle Health and Fitness, Brunswick, specialises in small group and one-to-one personal training.
Delivering tailored personal training programmes, Susan chooses targeted workouts to meet client’s personal goals which can range from fat loss to muscle gain to general fitness improvement.
The inspiration for her business came from 19 years’ experience teaching Physical Education in secondary schools.
“I was made redundant from a teaching position a couple of years ago. At the time, I needed a new form of motivation, so I turned to fitness. It quickly became a big part of my life and I took up training seriously.”
Susan’s hobby progressively turned into a competitive sport as she recently participated in the Master Bikini competitions after taking the UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (UKBFF) North title in 2016.
“Winning the UKBFF North title was a massive achievement for myself as I was also working fulltime, and a single mother, and trying to fit in the training I needed.”
Susan received support from PNE Enterprise to start her business and successfully applied for the New Enterprise Allowance before attending PNE Enterprise's 2 Day Intensive Business Course, designed for pre-starts in the North East.
"I was so grateful to receive help from PNE Enterprise and still am," commented Susan, "Being self-employed can be scary and making sure everything is in place correctly can be daunting!
"The 2 Day Intensive Business Course was so informative and since then, I've had one to one meetings and email support to help me on my business journey."
Susan received support from one of PNE Enterprise's business advisors, Melissa Middleton. Reflecting on Melissa's advice and support, Susan said: "Melissa has been fantastic, I could not have started my business without her support. Whenever I have a question - no matter how silly it may be - I know I can just contact her, nothing is a problem!"
Commenting on Susan's business, Melissa said: "Susan is a highly driven and committed individual who puts her clients at the forefront of her delivery, she is willing to go above and beyond when it is about supporting someone with their fitness goals. She is an amazing lady and has a fantastic business, and we wish her all the best in the future."
For more information on PNE Enterprise's one-to-one support and business workshops, please contact a member of the team by emailing email@example.com or calling 0191 230 6410.