it's been a little over three and a half years since we officially opened our doors and for those of you who have not been with us from the beginning, you might be surprised to see just how far we've come!
Starting with 4000 sq. ft. of gym space and two clinic rooms, four of us shared a vision of changing the way people perceive athletic training by providing what is normally only available to professional sports people to the masses.
Since opening, our clinic team has tripled in size and we play host to a wealth of specialist performance trainers. We have introduced a growing members community to our train of thought, now with over 10,000 sq. ft. of elite standard gym space where we also accommodate a number of professional athletes and teams.
Back in 2013, we all had aspirations and ideas of what we wanted to achieve and whilst we are not quite there yet, we are so excited that you are all making this journey with us. The big question now is; where do we go from here and what have we got in store to make Bounce even bigger and better?
Well, one site is not enough! We are currently searching throughout London for a suitable spot to launch our second Bounce Gym and Injury Clinic - watch this space!
In and Out of Club
Over the past year, we have seen the launch of our Bounce X team events, in which a collection of members and staff have participated in various events, including Tough Mudder, Dragon Boat Racing and Clapham's "Pretty Muddy" where our ladies helped to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
In-club, we held our "Million KG Lift Off" in which between members and staff, we managed to lift over one million kg in just 4 hours. In the process, over £1000 was raised for the children's charity, Momentum. More of these events will be happening throughout 2017, so keep your eyes peeled for details!
Our list of classes also continues to grow and break the mould of those put on by some of the mainstream health and fitness providers. If you haven't already, visit our Timetable page for a full breakdown of our schedule and available classes.
Want something new? We are always happy to looking into other ways of developing our small group training sessions, so please don't hesitate to share your thoughts and ideas with us.
Our list of affiliated schools, teams, clubs and athletes also continues to grow. We are proud to put our name to the UFCs fifth ranked light-heavyweight Jimi Manuwa, who has not only climbed up the rankings but also won the Fight of the Night accolade by knocking out Ovince Saint-Preux back in October. AFC Wimbledon's youth team are also flying high in the league with many regularly receiving call up's to the U23 Development Squad. GB Judoka Adam Hoshal most recently won bronze at the BJA Senior National Championship, not to mention the continuing success of Wimbledon Rugby Club on the back of two promotions in three seasons. We also have athletes competing on the international stage in lacrosse, netball, athletics, tae kwon do and triathlon, all training in-house.
In addition to individual athletes, Harlequins Rugby Club have utilised our Injury Clinic with our Head of Clinic and chiropractor, Andy Beckinsale, an official consultant for the club. If you play for a team, or are training for anything specific, let us know and we'll be more than happy to help!
Member of the Year
As many of your have seen from our social media pages, we've recently started an "Athlete of the Week" mini-blog. This is to showcase the talents as mentioned above but to also give our members a chance to get to know our athletes more personally. With that theme in mind, the staff here at Bounce recognise the impressive and undeniable effort that our members put into their training. As a result, we have decided to name a "Member of the Year".
This decision was not made easily and we again would like to acknowledge everybody's efforts and encourage you all to keep up your hard work. We will be announcing this over our social media channels, so be sure to stay tuned!
You may have seen this phrase popping up around the gym and through some of our social media posts. It is not by accident! A huge part of how we practice is through the inclusion and integration of clinical knowledge and practice into performance training. Both members and non-members alike have some of the most experienced practitioners readily available at their fingertips.
If you are carrying long-term niggles, in acute pain, pre or post operation or simply want help training around injuries, our clinical staff are always here to help get you back on track. Visit our Injury Clinic page for more information about our team and the services they provide.
We want your feedback! One of our main priorities is that everybody's individual experience of Bounce is a great one. We constantly strive to be better and aim to provide you with a service that is better than the rest. A recent addition to the gym floor is that of a comment box. We welcome your feedback, requests and suggestions of how we can continue to grow and improve.
Not only do we encourage our members and our clients to ask for our expert advice but we make an active effort to utilise the vast array of skills we share among our staff. Why use just one professional when you have so many at your disposal?
As if all of that isn't enough, we are now extending our services beyond the doors of Bounce. We've been working hard to find other ways to help you not only achieve your training and performance goals but also feel more like a professional athlete too. As a member of Bounce, you will now receive 10% off personalised meal plans provided by Fresh Fitness Food when you use our unique discount code BOUNCE10. Tailored to your goals and freshly prepared before being delivered directly to your door! In-club, we have a partnership with Kinetica to help you make the most of your hard work with pre and post workout supplements.
Now that you're eating and training like a professional, why not look like one too? Ladies, we've partnered up with Sweaty Betty in Wimbledon Village to help you not only perform better but look great while doing so. For the students among us; double up for 20% off! Guys, don't worry we've got you covered too. Visit the Prince store, also in the village, for all your gym kit and racquet needs - whether its for restringing, new court shoes or just some fresh tee's, we've agreed 10% off for you!
Okay, so we all have a life outside of the gym. Never fear, we've got you covered on the social front too. Hemingway's Lounge Bar in Wimbledon Village, Jacks of London in Wimbledon Town Centre and Park Vintners in Wimbledon Park will now be offering 10% off exclusively to Bounce members.
We will soon be handing out key fobs that you can present at these outlets and make receiving your discounts even easier!
As we mentioned earlier, our expert clinic team has tripled in size and as a member you will receive 50% off your first appointment. Regardless of your injury our team comprising of physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and sports massage therapists will be able to help.
We know how hard it can be to get motivated after the winter break, so why not bring a friend to train with you and start the New Year off the way you want to continue it? If you successfully refer a friend, you can receive one month of membership for free.
From all of us here at Bouce, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all of you like-minded people for joining us on this exceptional journey. It's been an amazing start to what will hopefully be an even bigger and better story.
We look forward to seeing you all soon and wish everybody the very best for 2017!
The Bounce Team