Kim van Essink City Gym: 'We have the appearance of a neighborhood baker'

Essink City Gym Fitness Eindhoven Sportschool Afvallen
Two years ago, Essink Sport opened a second, smaller location in the center of Eindhoven, next to the gym in Stratum: Essink City Gym. “People who come here to exercise often have little time,” says club manager Patsy de Quillettes. “Sports should actually be able to pass between the companies. You don't have to come and do long sports sessions here. 35 minutes is enough ”.

Accessible, a cozy, intimate atmosphere and with a lot of personal attention. That is Essink City Gym in a nutshell. “With us you will not easily meet people who do their own thing with headphones,” says owner Kim Essink. “Most of our athletes are over 35 years old. They want to get and stay fit, but they often don't feel like entering a large gym. This location is therefore nice and small and we know everyone personally. That lowers the threshold to enter, because it is as if you are visiting friends. ”

Comfortable place

“Many people from our target group live in the city center,” Kim explains. “Working singles, young parents, independent entrepreneurs and also a lot of busy retirees who want to stay fit. The small branch on Willemstraat was created because we noticed that people have trouble staying motivated. People often see sports as a necessary evil. We want to change that by guiding them well in a place that feels comfortable. ”

Save results

In just over half an hour, you can complete a predetermined program at this cozy gym. This is tailored to your body and your level. Patsy: “We store all results. These are reviewed and updated together with your coach. You will then see the progress of your training with your own eyes. That motivates, we have noticed. Of course you want to continue when things improve. "

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No loud house music

There are so many gyms in Eindhoven and that is why Essink City Gym wants to stand out. Kim: “Geniality, getting to know each other, always being accompanied by the same coach and no loud house music. We have a small team of six coaches. Compare it with the neighborhood bakery around the corner. They usually already know what you want when you enter. That atmosphere from 'knowing each other' is very important here ”. 

Luxury appliances

Essink City Gym only has the range of fitness equipment extensive. “Super deluxe”, says Patsy. “The equipment even gives us a signal if someone is training too light or too hard. Every workout we check the resistance or the weight with which we train and the equipment checks whether it is properly balanced. The term gym is often associated with wide-muscled men who can lift heavy weights. We prefer to call ourselves a sports boutique club. A small-scale club that does not offer a hundred thousand different things, but short circuit training courses and the personal coaching that goes with it ”.

Separate yoga studio

You can also follow yoga at Essink City Gym. Patsy: “We have a separate yoga studio with a warm, oriental interior. You often see that yoga is a bit of an issue in gyms or fitness centers. We see yoga and the gym as two different things. We have many members who only come for the yoga classes. Those lessons last 75 minutes with us. Here too we provide a personal, informal approach. So nice and accessible. That fits well with our philosophy. ”

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