Cheryl Laycock: Cheryl Laycock Fitness
Cheryl Laycock Fitness is a newly established fitness business offering both group classes and personal training. The business was founded by Cheryl Laycock, a fitness instructor whose journey began when she worked at Mill House Leisure Centre, at the age of seventeen. Cheryl qualified as a Fitness Instructor twenty-six years ago, and has maintained her life-long interest in keeping fit, eating well and looking after herself, and supporting others to do the same.
Since she qualified as a fitness instructor, Cheryl has gained a vast wealth of industry experience, as well as further qualifications, such as Pilates, Spin, Bodypump, and Body Combat Instructor, and Personal Trainer.
Cheryl went on to manage the gym at High Tunstall Life Centre for 16 years, building the facility up from scratch, however she was finally made redundant in 2020.
As a qualified Manager and First Aider at Work, with experience of running a gym/studio and undertaking processes such as risk assessments, Cheryl realised that she was now well placed to start her own business, with access to her existing client base and a lot of supportive friends. With this realisation acting as a catalyst for change, Cheryl Laycock Fitness was launched in 2020, in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Following the rapid growth of her business, Cheryl outgrew her previous premises and moved the business into Hartlepool Enterprise Centre in December 2021. Cheryl currently offers fitness classes including Spinning, Pilates and Personal Training, but as the business grows, Cheryl aims to expand her offering to include Strength and Conditioning, Dance Fit, First Aid Training and Assessment, and a yoga studio.